Clarinda 'Karen' Nichols

May 1, 2013 Staff

Clarinda "Karen" Nichols, of Lander, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at her home. She was 72 years old.

Per her request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, at the Church of the Nazarene in Lander.

Clarinda Marie Roath was born May 16, 1940, in Franklin, Neb., the daughter of Frank Eugene and Blanche (Tipping) Roath. At age 2 she went to live with foster parents, Albert and Mary Carlson, who raised her. She attended schools in Franklin and Sidney, Neb.

In 1955 she married Lloyde DuBry, and together they had six children. They divorced in 1965. She moved to Hudson in 1966, and in 1967, she married Byrl Nichols.

Clarinda Nichols lived in Hudson for 16 years before moving to Lander in 1982. She worked at the State School, Holiday Lodge and Alco until 1984 when she and Mr. Nichols moved to Morenci, Ariz. In 2001, after Mr. Nichols retired, they returned to Lander.

Mrs. Nichols was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, and she taught Bible studies through the church.

Her family said she enjoyed sewing and scrapbooking. Her greatest joy was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Byrl, of Lander; sons Lloyde Spencer DuBry Jr. of Topeka, Kan., and Donald Gene DuBry of Libby, Mont.; daughters Kathleen Louise Graf of Bird City, Kan., Jody Lynn Shaw of Lander, Carrie Yvonne Peres of Meridian, Idaho, and LaVonna Kay Beam of York, Ala.; brothers Fran Eugene Roath and his wife Margie of Shoshone, Idaho, Ray Don Nash of Casper, and George Eugene Roath; sister Shandra (Clair) Logerstedt of Three Forks, Mont.; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Blanche Roath, and her grandparents, Otto and Clarinda Tipping.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.

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