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In Memory of

Carolyn Maude Nicholas

September 16, 1932 - November 20, 2016

Obituary


Carolyn Nicholas was born on September 16, 1932 in Glasco, Kansas to Henry and Frances Hanson. She graduated from Kansas State with a degree in Home Economics and was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. Carolyn met Raymond Nicholas while at Kansas State. They were married on January 17, 1954.
Carolyn and Raymond moved to Midland, Texas in 1954. After leaving Kansas and her family and friends there, she quickly made friends and grew a local family in Midland. She was a member of St. Andrews, Trinity and Grace Presbyterian Churches where she served...

Carolyn Nicholas was born on September 16, 1932 in Glasco, Kansas to Henry and Frances Hanson. She graduated from Kansas State with a degree in Home Economics and was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. Carolyn met Raymond Nicholas while at Kansas State. They were married on January 17, 1954.
Carolyn and Raymond moved to Midland, Texas in 1954. After leaving Kansas and her family and friends there, she quickly made friends and grew a local family in Midland. She was a member of St. Andrews, Trinity and Grace Presbyterian Churches where she served as an elder, teacher and was a part of nearly every committee. Carolyn was quick to volunteer and help wherever she could.
She served on the Midland Association of Churches Board and was in the PTA for many years. As a volunteer for the Lee High Band Boosters, she traveled with the band on many occasions. Carolyn volunteered at Casa de Amigos, at St. Andrews Mission and was a member of the Midland Arts Association. Carolyn was employed at Mervyn's, the West Texas Geological Society and was a teacher's aide at the Carver Cultural Center.
She and husband Raymond were a regular part of the morning at COM aquatics. They rarely missed a Midland College basketball game and had season tickets for Lee High School football for many years. Carolyn made friends wherever she went.
Carolyn loved animals and, in addition to the dogs she had, she looked over a large number of turtles in her backyard. Many of these were rescued out of busy streets.
When not working on some art project, she could usually be found in the kitchen cooking, most often cookies. There was a constant supply of cookies and she freely shared them with friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband Raymond Nicholas; sister, Rebecca Hanson of Urbana, Illinois; sons, Mark and Kurt Nicholas (wife Joyce) of Midland and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Grace Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Midland College at 3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705.