Jennifer Ann Nichols

January 9, 1958February 18, 2019

Jennifer Ann Nichols, age 61, of Beaver Dams, NY passed away Monday, February 18th, 2019 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Jennifer was born in Montour Falls, NY on January 9th, 1958, the daughter of the late Jeannette E. (Corp) and Joseph D. Stephno. Jennifer graduated from Watkins Glen High School Class of 1976. She earned her Bachelor's degree from SUNY Geneseo and her Master’s Degree from Elmira College. She taught First Grade at Watkins Glen School District for over 30 years. She won PTA Educator of the Year Award in 2000. Jennifer married husband, Dennis Nichols on April 25th, 1981.

Jennifer is survived by her loving husband, Dennis; daughters, Megan Marie (Justin) Nichols Carlisle and Laura Ann Nichols; grandchildren, Logan Michael Carlisle and Kameron Matthew Carlisle, as well as, many cousins and close friends, and her beloved dogs. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Cyrus and Frances Corp and her paternal grandparents, Thomas and Jennie Stephno.

Friends and family may call from 10am to 12 Noon on Monday, February 25th, 2019 at the Link at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church immediately following. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Watkins Glen, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Jennifer to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, 124 Marina Dr., Montour Falls, NY 14865.

Friends and family may share fond memories of Jennifer at


  • Humane Society of Schuyler County


  • Visitation

    Monday, February 25, 2019

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, February 25, 2019


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Sarah Unavailable

March 5, 2019

Mrs. Nichols was my 1st grade teacher 7 years ago. I'm in 8th grade now; I remember doing math and reading stories, listening to her teach us and talk about her animals. When I was around 3rd-5th grade I would go over to her room in the beginning of the day and spend time with her along as helping the kids. I remember one morning that she hurt her back and one of the students dropped something behind the whiteboard so I had to help the student out. she was a great teacher, very kind and soft spoken. She will be missed dearly by all of her old students and family members along with al the other loved ones in her life.

Kathy Meierjurgen

February 24, 2019

Dear Dennis, Megan and Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. Jennifer was a wonderful teacher for my son, and an equally wonderful co-worker. In recent years, we would run into each other in Wegmans and have long talks trading stories of kids and grandkids. Her love for her family always showed most prominently. You are all in my heart and in my prayers. May you feel God's healing and strength, Peace, Kathy

Bonnie VanAmburg

February 23, 2019

Dennis, Megan and Laura;
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I had the wonderful pleasure of working with Jen at the Watkins Glen elementary school. She was a stellar educator and I learned so much from her. She will be sorrowfully missed.
God Bless,
Bonnie VanAmburg

Nancy Boyce

February 22, 2019

Dennis, Megan, Laura, and family....I cannot find words to express my sadness for all of you. Jennifer was always a joy to work with, and an educator who was always a shining example of kindness, compassion, and honesty to all of us. She shared her gifts with the many children who were fortunate enough to have her as their teacher, as well as her peers. I bet she never even knew how many little hearts she touched, as her humility was evident to all of those who were blessed by knowing her.
I know she is watching over you all, YOU were the single most important people in her life, and she cherished each and every moment with you. We all know she walks beside Him and will continue to guide you all every day.
Rest in Peace, Jennifer!
Fondly, Nancy Boyce

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