Ruperta Nancy Nichols
RUMFORD -– Ruperta Nancy Nichols, 80, of Rumford, died on June 29, 2011 at her son James Nichol's home on Wyman Hill Road, Rumford, with her loving family by her side.
She was born in Rumford on July 20, 1930, a daughter of Rupert B. Kerr and Gertrude Irene Roberts. She graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford Class of 1949.
Ruperta had worked at J.J. Newberry Company in Rumford as a clerk and later as a substitute custodian for the schools in Rumford and Mexico area.
She was a member of the Rumford First Baptist Church, Neighborly Senior Citizens of Dixfield, Cleopatra Pythian Sisters of Strong, Rebekah Lodge of Canton, and the Mexico Historical Society.
She was married in Rumford on October 12, 1952 to Gilbert J. Nichols, who died in Rumford on May 19, 1994.
Survivors include her sons, Stephen Nichols of Hebron, James Nichols and wife, Clemma of Rumford; twin daughters, Charlotte Pierce and husband, Paul of Mexico, and Charlene Shaw and husband, Arthur of Mexico; grandchildren, Daniel Pierce and wife, Emily of Biddeford, Joshua and Brianna Shaw of Mexico, Heather Hodsdon of Rumford, David “D.J.” Newbury of Junction City, KS; four great-grandsons, Robert, Thomas, Edmund and Daniel Pierce, Jr. of Biddeford; brothers, Lawrence Kerr and wife, Edna of Mexico, Clyde Kerr and wife, Agnes of Indianapolis, IN, Whitney Kerr and wife, Shirley of Bridgeport, CT; sister, Lois Hood of Botsford, CT; son-in-law, Stephen Newbury of Junction City, KS; sister-in-law, Gloria Kerr of Mexico; and her loving care giver, Pamela Turner of Carthage.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband; daughter, Janet Newbury; brother, William Kerr; and sisters, Phyllis Malchisky and Gertrude Kerr.