Dorothy (Dottie)_Nickels
Dorothy (Dottie) Nickels
  • 80 years old
  • Date of birth:  June 26th, 1936
  • Place of birth:
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Date of passing:  July 21st, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Roseville, California, United States

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Dorothy (Dottie) Nickels, 80, born on June 26th, 1936 and passed away on July 21st, 2016. We will remember her forever. A private memorial and scattering of ashes will be held in Santa Cruz.  Please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer's association to find a cause and cure for this horrific disease which has affected our family so greatly.  Thank you. 

Candle lit by  Joe Totte  on July 24th, 2016

I remember ad a kid and flying to California with my Mom and my brother and sisters because dad was overseas, and we were coming to stay with aunt Dottie and Uncle Bill and see our  Nana..I remember uncle bills train sets and eating clam rolls which ad a kid I actually liked...And this is a memory that has lasted a lifetime Love you Aunt Dottie ..Love my California family

Candle lit by  Nikki Rico  on July 24th, 2016

Dottie was my mother in law.  She had such an amazing heart she accepted all of my kids as her grandchildren and was so good to them. She loved them all unconditionally.  The kids were so lucky to have dottie as their grandma.  They love her so much.
Dottie, I'm so glad you are with dad again.  I love you.  I will miss you.  

Candle lit by  Deanna Holland  on July 24th, 2016

I met Dottie in 1959 when I was 14 years old, so she's been an important part of my life for nearly 60 years, not only as my sister-in-law but also as my friend. She and my Pop had a special relationship, joking and teasing each other with laughter and delight. In one of my last conversations with her, she reminded me that I said I would never marry a farmer ... but I changed my mind almost 52 years ago! I've loved her devotion to family, especially her tireless care of my brother in his battle with Alzheimer's. And I've loved her sense of humor, her sauciness and  her gift for hospitality. I will miss her ... and miss her ...

Candle lit by  Bill Nickels  on July 24th, 2016

I was probably about 10 years old. My mom and my brother got in an  argument over something in our kitchen. Not sure who started it but next thing I knew my mom and brother were in an all out peanut butter and jelly fight. They were smearing it all over each others face and laughing hysterically.  My dad and I were cracking up. Miss you momma. Glad you are at peace and with dad now. Go have fun.

Candle lit by  Teresa Schimpf  on July 24th, 2016

Grandma Nickels - taught me so much ^_^ I remember how hard she would laugh with (and at) us when we did something really incredibly stupid. We would laugh so hard that we started crying. <3 teehee!!
that is one of MANY MANY incredible memories I have with her - my sweet, sassy, and BEAUTIFUL (inside and out) grandmother.

Candle lit by  Denise Duffy  on July 25th, 2016

I'll always remember and be grateful to Aunt Dottie for introducing me to new opportunities as a young teen, encouraging my interest to travel and exploration! My first trip to San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge,  Reno, Lake Tahoe was with her and what a fun and gracious hostess she was! She was a wonderful woman!  I truly think because of her,  my love to travel lives on!  

Candle lit by  laura babcock  on July 25th, 2016

My friend, my neighbor, my bridge playing buddy, my gardening buddy, and most of all my wine drinking buddy. We could solve all of the worlds problems together with just a couple of glasses and then laugh for weeks at our solutions! I miss you my dear, dear friend!

Candle lit by  Jenelle Schimpf  on July 26th, 2016

Mornings at Grandma and Grandpa's were the best. I remember getting up as a kid at like 6am. Everyone would still be sleeping except for grandma! She was always down in the kitchen drinking black coffee from her Garfield mug. She would chat with us, serve us break fast, squeeze us fresh orange juice and let us watch cartoons while we ate! So thankful for the way she loved us. <3

Candle lit by  Sue Henne  on July 26th, 2016

Dottie was an avid collector and the luckiest winner of any jackpot available.  She was a member of the Bay Area Village Collectors and amassed a "village" mainly from all the door prizes she won at our meetings.  Bingo and Reno/Vegas were a piece of cake -- I could hardly wait to hear how much she won.  I'll miss you Dottie.

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