Bookhout Funeral Home

357 Main St PO Box 612, Oneonta, NY


Nancy M. Nichols

December 29, 1923December 31, 2019

Nancy M. Nichols, 96, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital. She was born December 29, 1923, in Cooperstown, NY the daughter of the late Arthur A. and Lillian (Newport) MacEwan.

Nancy graduated from Oneonta Normal School in 1941 and was also a graduate of SUCO, class of 1952. She also served her country in the US Navy from 1945-1946 as a WAVE Corpsman and had worked for Howard Hughes in CA as a “Rosie the Riveter”. She was predeceased by her first husband William G. Moody in 1945. Nancy married Charles D. Nichols July 1, 1947 in Cobleskill. He predeceased her August 22, 2000.

Nancy spent her early years in Oneonta. She was a teacher for most of her career including schools in Midland Park NJ, Fairless Hills PA, Unadilla, NY, San Antonio, TX, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and Ville D’Anjou Canada. Nancy attended River Street Baptist Church, Oneonta and the Delhi Christian Missionary and Alliance in Delhi. She was also a member of the National Education Association.

Nancy is survived by her daughter Linda Rae-Nichols, Oneonta; her grandson Craig D. Harder (Julia) of West Falls, NY; great grandsons Tyler and Grant Harder both of Nashville; her extended family includes step-grandsons Christopher Coombs (Kim) and family, Josh Coombs (Angela) and family; special cousins Nancy and Dick Oakley of Binghamton, and Rosie Collins, Stamford, NY.

In accordance with Nancy’s wishes there will be no calling hours or services.

Contributions may be made to River Street Baptist Church, 133 River Street, Oneonta, NY 13820 or to Delhi Alliance Church, 16178 NY-28, Delhi, NY 13753 or The Salvation Army Thrift Store, 105 Main Street, Oneonta, NY 13820

I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty in the everlasting light.

Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.


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Pat Cohen

January 4, 2020

Linda-Rae, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Try and remember all the good times you had with your mother. She was a very nice person.