Jean L. Nichols, age 62, of 6272 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died early Monday morning, Oct. 24, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 4, 1949, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Frank Robert and Helen L. (Milsom) Dahlquist.
She married Ronald J. Nichols on Nov. 22, 1998, he survives. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a 1967 graduate of the Ridgway Area High School.
She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, the V.F.W., the American Legion Post No. 208, the Elks, and the Eagles, all in Ridgway. She had been employed by Clarion Sintered Metals for 21 years.
Surviving besides her husband is one daughter, Beverly A. Emmert and her husband Troy of Watsontown; two sons, James C. Copella of Wilcox and Sean M. Copella of Wilcox; four grandchildren, Ryan, Jered and Brandon of Watsontown, and Isaac of Wilcox; one stepson, James D. Richardson and his wife Melody of Council Bluffs, Iowa; two stepdaughters, Theresa Osbr and her husband Gary of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Rhonda Mohr and her husband Rick of Oakland, Iowa; one brother, Robert L. Dahlquist of Ridgway; and two nieces and one nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth E. Erlanson.
A Memorial Service for Jean L. Nichols will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Erik Hart, Pastor of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Oakmont Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Ridgway YMCA at 34 N. Broad St., Ridgway, Pa. 15853.