Donna Charlee Nickerson
October 21, 1931 – June 2, 2018
Donna Charlee (Alberti) Nickerson passed away peacefully from natural causes at age 86 at Bayside Care Center, Morro Bay, CA on June 2nd, 2018.
Donna was predeceased by her Husband Melvin R. Nickerson who passed at age 86 on March 1, 2018. They married in 1953 and were together until their passing- 64 years. They Married in Morris Chapel on the University of the Pacific campus in Stockton CA. where they both attended college. From 1966 until 2017 she resided in Turlock with her family.
Donna is lovingly remembered and missed by her sister Helen Stevens, sons Bruce and Charles Nickerson and her granddaughters, Bruce’s daughter Elizabeth and Charles’ daughter Grace.
Donna was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1931. She graduated High School from Edison High School in Stockton California-1947, she then attended Stockton Community College- graduated 1949, and went on to earn a BA in Sociology from UOP in 1952. She worked for the public library while putting herself through school and later as a Social Worker in Stockton while beginning a family and supporting her husband while he obtained a Master’s degree from UOP and went on to complete his PHD at University of Michigan. Donna and Mel returned to California where Mel accepted an associate Professorship with Stanislaus State University. Donna, after raising 2 boys, returned to work as an Activities Director at a Nursing home in Turlock where she retired in the early 80’s.
Donna was active in college as President of her sorority, Tau Gamma Sigma. She enjoyed reading, classical music, traveling, painting and sketching. Mostly she enjoyed her family who she loved unconditionally and completely. She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and Grandmother.
An End-Of-Life celebration will be help at Morris Chapel, UOP campus in Stockton, Saturday July 14th at 11:00am. A reception immediatly following the ceremony will be held in the President's Room. All who wish to join are invited and welcome..
- End of Life Celebration Saturday, July 14, 2018
- Reception Saturday, July 14, 2018