01/06/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Betty Nicol

Betty Marie New Nicol
(1930 - 3 Jan 2006)


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.

From Alex Nicol (Feb., '49) of VA - 01/23/06 - "Passed":

Hi Carol,
My wife Betty Nicol (Betty Marie New) passed Jan 03-2006 in Newport News. Betty used to work at NNHS (1950) in the adult education office. Betty had graduated from Whitestone HS in 1948 and came to Newport News in 1949 to stay with her aunt and uncle in Newport News. Our  daughter, Sandra Nicol, now Sandra N. Smith, living in Hampton, VA) graduated from NNHS in 1970. I of course graduated way back in Feb 1949 from NNHS.

           Yours truly,
              Alex  Nicol

P.S. I really like your newsletter, and even if I am a few years older than those in the !965 graduating class, I remember well all the places, etc. you all speak of. I had lived in Stuart Gardens and later on Blair Avenue.

   Oh, Alex!  I am so sorry that I missed seeing this - and of course, I'm so deeply sorry for your loss!  Please accept my sincerest condolences, even if they are belated.


From the Daily Press - 01/06/06:

  Betty Marie Nicol
HAMPTON - Betty Marie Nicol, 75, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at Mary Immaculate Hospital. A native of Palmer, Va., she graduated as Salutatorian from White Stone High School. She had been a Peninsula resident for many years where she worked first for the civil service at Fort Monroe and then went to work in the Blueprint Reproduction Dept. at the Newport News Shipyard, retiring in 1992 after 22 years of service. Mrs. Nicol loved taking care of people. She served on the resident council at Riverside Regional Convalescent Center, where she lived for the last four years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Betty Alice New and Horace Christian New Sr. Survivors include her loving husband of 54 years, Alex M. Nicol; three daughters, Sandra Smith (Russell) of Hampton, Shirley Gayle (Blaine) of Newport News and Joan Nicol (Doug) of Hampton; one son, Alan Nicol (Susan) of Hampton; seven grandchildren, Angela Lees (John), Jennifer Rowe (Kevin), Russell E. Smith Jr., Freddy R. Paul Jr. (Melissa), Kelly Nicol, Leslie March (Nigel) and David Nicol; six great-grandchildren, Brittany Shields, Nicholas Lees, Kaleb Nicol, Darius Rowe, Joshua Theiss and Priscilla Paul. She will also be greatly missed by her special friends, Alton Wilson Sr., Bea Johnson and Daisy Wilson. She was also blessed with many special friends and caregivers at Riverside Regional Convalescent Center. A funeral service will be conducted at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, in the R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Susan Copley. The family will receive friends immediately following the service until 7 p.m.
Published in the Daily Press from 1/5/2006 - 1/6/2006.
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I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thought and prayers.

Jean Ruckel (Williamsburg, VA ) - January 6, 2006
The kindness and sincere wishes you extended to me when my wife died are being returned with my chance to express my sadness for your beloved's loss.

God will be your support for your future ventures.

Dick Hartung
Richard J. Hartung (Hampton, VA ) - January 12, 2006

   Again, our deepest sympathies are extended to Alex and his family.

From Alex Nicol (Feb., '49) of VA - 01/25/06:

Thank you for your kind words. I sent a "copy" of this email to Shirley Gayle (Sandra Nicol Smith's - '70) sister).

                 Yours truly,

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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