Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat


May 2, 2013

Mary Louise Nichols


Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — It was during this time that she met the “man of my dreams” - Robert Eugene Nichols of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. He was stationed aboard the 390 Sub-Chaser in the Atlantic waters.

She was determined not to let him get away. They were married at the First Baptist Church in Palm Beach by Rev. Ira P. Knight on February 6, 1944 at 1 p.m. They were so excited they couldn’t even eat their lunch! She and Bob experienced many things together and have had a wonderful time.

She was honorably discharged on February 21, 1945. She earned the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

Together they were blessed with three girls: Sandra Louise Strickland and her husband, Doug, of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; Barbara Jeanne Tolleson and her husband, Don, of Windsor, Colorado and Cynthia Ann Alexander and her husband, Dean, of Mustang, Oklahoma.

Further blessings came with six grandchildren, Denise Brown and her husband, Robert, of Lafayette, La., Eric Strickland of Ada, Christie Price and her husband, Todd, of Argyl, TX, Jennifer Salter and her husband, Jeff, of Fort Collins, CO, Robert Smith and wife, Carrie, of Chicago, IL and Shannon Tolleson of Plano, TX.; and eight great grandchildren, Danielle and Megan Brown, Carter and Hayden Price, Ayden and Ryan Salter, Caleb and Zion Smith.

Bob’s work took them to several different places to live including Ranger, Texas, where he worked for Service Pipe Line; Battle Creek, Michigan, where he worked for Michigan Carton Company and finally back to Pauls Valley, Oklahoma where he worked 30 years for the United States Postal Service.

Mary Lou began working in 1954 as a secretary for James T. Jackson in the Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce. From there she went to work for Sohio Refining Company and then in 1958 went to work for Kerr-McGee Refining Company in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, retiring from there in 1982.

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  • Lisa D. Brinkley

    Lisa D. Brinkley of Springdale, Arkansas was born to Clarence (C. L.) and Bertha (Wright) Pelfrey on November 3, 1947 in Yuba City, California and passed from this life on July 15, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 66 years.

    July 17, 2014

  • Roger Glen Clayton

    Roger Glen Clayton, of Wynnewood, was born April 22, 1960 in Arizona to Sonny B. and Wanda Ruth (Riddle) Clayton. He passed away July 10, 2014 in Newcastle, Oklahoma at the age of 54 years.

    July 17, 2014

  • Reba Joyce Dawson

    Reba Joyce Dawson of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born to Ben and Gertie Mae (Gates) Crawford Jr. on July 28, 1934 in Carthage, Texas and passed from this life on July 8, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 79 years.

    July 17, 2014

  • Lawatha Dean Gilley

    Lawatha Dean Gilley, of Pauls Valley, passed away July 8, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 80 years.

    July 17, 2014

  • Richard Dale Lindsey

    Richard Dale Lindsey, 84, was born Jan. 23, 1930 in Elmore City, Okla., to Dale and Maud Lindsey.

    July 17, 2014

  • James William Mann

    James William Mann. 93, of Lindsay was born Sept. 13, 1920 and passed away July 11, 2014 at his home.

    July 14, 2014

  • Audean Colson

    Audean Colson of Pauls Valley, passed away July 11, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 93 years.

    July 14, 2014

  • Guston L E Dixon

    Guston L E Dixon, a resident of Wynnewood, Okla, passed away on Friday July 11, 2014 at his home at the age of 84. 

    July 14, 2014

  • Paula Donna Dover

    Paula Donna Dover, 64, of Maysville was born Sept. 28, 1949 in Lindsay, Okla., to Roy Newt Lewis and Dollie Mildred (Moring) Lewis. She passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Lexington.

    July 14, 2014

  • Floyd Leslie Carter

    Floyd Leslie Carter, 76, a lifelong resident of Wynnewood, Okla., was born Sept. 2, 1937.

    July 10, 2014

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