Walter Doyle Nichols

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Walter Doyle Nichols, 89, Longmont, Colo., passed away June 21, 2017.

He was born Aug. 17, 1927 in Bainbridge to Harvey Cecil and Lola Edna (Proctor) Nichols.

Doyle graduated from Bainbridge High School. He started farming and later went to work for International Harvester Tractor Co.

Doyle married Coleen Phillips on July 21, 1950 in Morocco, Ind.

Doyle went to work for IBM in 1956 and retired in 1990. During that time he worked in Greencastle, Sherman, Texas, Grandview, Mo., Concord, Mass., Dayton, N.J., Boca Raton, Fla. and Boulder, Colo.

He was a member of Campfire National and Farm Bureau. He was involved in Christian churches as a deacon and choir member in all the communities he lived. He enjoyed singing, working with youth, gardening, travel, puzzles, games and printing.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Herschel and Robert.

Doyle is survived by his wife, Coleen; three daughters, Loretta Kay Chapa (Teofilo), Cathy Lee Nichols and Donna Ellen Nichols (John Hackman); a brother, Dallas Wayne Nichols; sisters Lucile Burkett and Edith Fry (Noble); grandchildren Stephanie Fletcher (Jim), Kelley Williams (Shaun), Christopher Kopp (Darci), Charlotte Chapa and Robert Kopp (Alex) and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside inurnment service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 1 at Fillmore Cemetery.

Memorial services were held Monday, June 26 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, Longmont, Colo.

Contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry St., Longmont, CO 80501.

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