Deaths and funerals (08/15/12)
Lois Elizabeth Campbell Nichols
Lois Elizabeth Campbell Nichols, 89, a long-time resident of Belen, passed away on May 25 at her home in Pupukea, Hawaii.
Lois was born and grew up in Belen, where she lived for 82 years. She was a well-known member of the community, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Belen for many years, a member of the Order of Eastern Star Jessamine Chapter No. 45 and Past-Matron’s Club, and attended North Shore Christian Fellowship in Haleiwa, Hawaii.
Lois and her husband, Nick, were enthusiastic members of the Poco Quatros Model A Ford Club and the Tumbleweed V8 Club, and enjoyed many fun-filled travels with their close-knit group of like-minded friends.
Lois and her sister, Joyce, were known for their lovely voices and were regularly called on to sing for weddings, funerals and other special occasions for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Nick. She is survived by her daughters, Tharan Schmidt and husband, Virgil, of Wichita, Kan., Pam Steinberg and husband, Steve, of Monument, Colo., Penny King and husband, Bob, of Pupukea, Hawaii; sons, Pat Nichols and wife, Robyn, of Salamander Bay, New South Wales, Australia, Pete Nichols and wife, Carrie, of Kihei, Maui, Hawaii; grandchildren, Marty Ternes, Michelle Hawk, Cindy Perez, Robin Sneary, Kathy Reynoldson, David Ternes, Nicole Ellis, Jennifer Hefty, Scott Steinberg, Donovan Steinberg, Jackson King, Jillian King, Jarin Williamson, Jesse King, Kearney Nichols, Zack Nichols, Naphtali Cope, Issachar Nichols and Manasseh Nichols; 16 great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
Lois was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, aunt and friend, always ready and willing to tackle whatever life threw at her with enthusiasm and a smile. She will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, at the First United Methodist Church of Belen, 75 Manzano Expressway.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lois’ name to the charity of your choice.
Kathryn Jean Pemberton
Kathryn Jean Pemberton, age 83, a resident of Bosque Farms, passed away Sunday, Aug. 12.
Services will be held at San Antonio Catholic Church in Los Lentes, Thursday, Aug. 16, beginning with a viewing at 9 a.m., a Rosary at 9:30 a.m., and the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. A burial will be at a later date in Boulder City, Nev., at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 866-9992, 2211-D Main St., where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.
William Taylor, age 80, a resident of Portales, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12.
Contact Romero Funeral Home for Service Times. Sign William’s online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.