Allison Joy Nichols died on April 8, 2020 of complications from cancer. Allison was born to Arden R. and Carol Ann (Holtberg) Nichols on a beautiful spring Sunday afternoon on March 24, 1957, in Wolf Point, Montana. She was the third of nine children.
She attended school in Frazer, Montana home of the Bearcubs, graduating in 1975.
Allison received her B.A. in Communications with a minor in Religion and Psychology from MSU – Bozeman.
After many jobs: waitress, bank teller, nanny, sales, she found her calling, Nail Tech! She specialized in pedicures. She loved feet!
Her gift of gab and sense of humor made her the gal to interview, listen, inform, console, scold and entertain you while she clipped, rubbed and massaged your feet. She had a special place in her heart for her Milk River Activity clients, keeping their feet in tip-top condition. She loved to travel. Often planning and researching for months. Her travels included: art tours to New York, Washington DC, and Chicago, a musical tour to England and Scotland and two vacations to Maui. The annual sister trips were always a highlight.
For many years Allison hosted our Monday night with dinner, dancing and dessert. One hour of dining with two hours of “Dancing with the Stars”. She loved host Tom Bergeron. Allison was the “Chairman” with members Beth, Annette, Ruth, Kristen and Pam.
Allison is preceded in death by her parents, Arden and Carol Nichols; sisters, Nancy Nichols and Dana Hansen; and the “joy of her life”, her calico cat Fiona Joy Nichols.
She is survived by: Brice (Lorraine) Nichols of Frazer, Montana, Beth Flynn of Glasgow, Montana, Henry Flynn of Oswego, Montana, Harlan (Colleen) Nichols of Billings, Montana, Jeanine (Tom) Beckley of Renton, Washington, Andi (Jeff) Johnson of Glasgow, Montana, Jan (Erik) Gresseth of Friday Harbor, Washington; brother-in-law William Hansen of Albany Oregon; nine nephews; three nieces; nine great-nephews and nine great-nieces.
Allison believed in volunteering and was a member or board member of many organizations. She always donated her cooking talents to a worthy cause. If you would like to make a donation in Allison’s name, these are her top seven local choices, all in Glasgow, Montana. Milk River Activity Center, Northeastern Arts Network, First Lutheran Church, PEO, Fort Peck Summer Theatre, Valley County Hope Project, and Valley County Pioneer Museum.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Montana.
“Life was a Joy!”