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Patricia Helen Nickell

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Patricia Helen Nickell

August 9, 1926 ~ August 3, 2014

Patricia Helen Nickell, known to her friends as Pat, passed away peacefully in Los Angeles, CA on August 3, 2014. She was 87. Pat was born in Wenatchee, WA on August 9, 1926. In 1946, she married C.R.“Dick” Nickell, the former sheriff of Chelan County and Washington State Legislator. Pat and Dick were married until his death in 1991.

Pat would never pass up a yard sale or a stray animal. Her house was always full of pets that she had rescued and treasures from thrift stores and rummage sales. Pat is survived by her children, Hunter and Tricia. She was, however, once quoted as saying, “If I had to do it over again, I’d just have dogs.” Neither of her children took offense at the comment.

In June of 2013, Pat left her beloved Wenatchee to enter assisted living in Los Angeles. She thrived at The Garden of Palms, where she met her companion, Constantine Manos. They brought joy to each other and everyone who encountered them. Pat and Connie only had a year together, but it was a year full of love and laughter.

Pat’s sisters, Bette Jansen and Bobbie Smith predeceased her. Along with her children, she is survived by her grandchildren, Sam and Adam Thompson and Gordon Nickell and her great-granddaughter, Annabelle Thompson.

Donations may be made in Pat’s memory to or any animal shelter or rescue of your choice.

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