William Lawrence Nicholson: 1937-2004
William Lawrence Nicholson died Dec. 4, 2004, in Walsh, Colo. He was 67.
William Lawrence Nicholson was born Feb. 27, 1937, in Greeley, to Lawrence and Clara (Fillmore) Nicholson.
Nicholson spent his childhood in Pueblo and Lamar, where he attended high school. He married Carolyn Velora Bryan in Walsh on Jan. 1, 1959. To this union, a son and four daughters were born: Billy, Jeanne, Nancy, Maria, and Lynette. Nicholson lived in Lamar and Walsh before moving to Craig in 1975. He farmed in southeastern Colorado and began working for Trapper Mine when the family moved to Craig. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, bowling, woodworking and most of all spending time with his family.
Nicholson was survived by his wife, Carolyn, of Craig; son, Billy (Susan) of Craig; daughters Jeanne (Rob) Dilldine of Craig, Nancy (John) Doane of Craig, Marla (Pat) Lynch of Lone Tree and Lynette (Scott) Woog of Highlands Ranch; 15 grandchildren; sister, Linda (Larry) Holloway of Lamar; brother-in-law, Joe Ybarra of Greeley; three nieces; and four nephews.
Nicholson was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Donna Ybarra, and a son-in-law, William “Ski” Skowronski.
Services were held Dec. 8, 2004 at First Congregational Church with Gay Albers officiating.
Selections were “Daddy’s Hands” and “In the Garden” by Tom Ripkoski.
Interment was in Craig Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Rob Dilldine, Brian Skowronski, Scott Woog, Patrick Lynch, Curtis Dilldine, John Doane and Christopher Skowronski.
A celebration of life was held for family, friends, and loved ones at the VFW following interment.
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