Becky Nicholas memorial slated for Saturday |

Becky Nicholas memorial slated for Saturday

Special to the Daily
Bobby and Becky Nicholas

Longtime locals are acknowledging the recent, but expected, death of former Friscoite Rebecca “Becky” Jean Howe Nicholas, who had battled cancer for several years.

Becky moved to Summit County in the mid-’70s from her childhood home in St. Louis, Mo., met and married Bobby Nicholas, who had also moved here in the mid-’70s from his native Michigan.

They settled in Frisco and both worked in the building trade industry, he involved in various aspects of home building, and she in property management and cleaning.

“She enriched the lives of everyone she met with her unflagging good nature, lovely smile, and innate ability to listen and care for others,” recalls Jack Craig IV, a family friend of four decades.

After being diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer some three years ago, she and Bobby left their beloved lifelong friends and retreated to St. Louis to be near family and dedicated health care. There she was accepted into various experimental treatment programs, but the physical toll exacted upon her proved to be too much; she slowly weakened and could fight no more, Craig explains.

“Becky remained a gallant warrior to the end,” says Craig, “concerned for those around her and trying to remain light-hearted. At 10:45 on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 14, in the company of family, friends and her loving husband Bobby, Becky was claimed by the Lord for his own.”

There will be a celebration of Becky’s life at Heidi and Kelly Maike’s house on Saturday at 2 p.m. Please bring a chair, a dish to share, what you wish to drink along with your memories to 302 Tanglewood Ln., Silverthorne.

Call (970) 485-2251 for specific directions.

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