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...Rain and snowmelt may cause localized flooding issues this week... A change in the weather pattern this week will bring above freezing temperatures to much of the region and the potential for significant rainfall to far eastern Washington and the Idaho Panhandle. With widespread low elevation snow across the Inland


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Rebecca J. (Allen) Nicholson

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Rebecca J. (Allen) Nicholson

March 8, 1920 ~ March 2, 2014

Becky Nicholson, 93, beloved mother, grandmother and sister, passed away in Cashmere, WA, Sunday, March 2, 2014. The past three and a half years she had resided at Epledalen Retirement and Assisted Care in Cashmere. Born Rebecca Allen in Newport, WA to Agnes and E. O. Allen, Becky moved with her family to Wenatchee at an early age. She attended Washington State University and was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. While home from college for the summer, she met a handsome Wenatchee Chief’s third baseman, Jim “J. O.” Nicholson. They married October 2, 1940, and as a young bride, she moved with Jim to Kansas City and Newark, NJ, while he played baseball for the Yankee Organization. In 1941, they returned to Wenatchee, where they resided. Becky loved traveling with her husband and friends and they enjoyed many years traveling to Hawaii, Europe, and the Greek Islands. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and St. Bernadette’s Guild in Wenatchee. Becky was involved with the arts in Wenatchee and was a founding member of the “Little Art Gallery”. She was also a member of Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents; younger brother, “Junior”; her husband, Jim Nicholson; and daughter, Susan Orem. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Van Dusen and son-in-law, Edd Van Dusen of Wenatchee; sister, Barbara Schneller of Seattle; and her three grandchildren, whom she adored, Rachel Nicholson of Cashmere, and Allen and Chris Koch, both of Bellingham.

Becky’s family would like to especially thank her physician, Dr. John Gill, and the caring, compassionate nurses and staff of Epledalen Assisted Living and Cashmere Convalescent (Rehabilitation) Center for their dedication to Becky’s care in the final chapter of her truly wonderful life.

A Private Family Committal and Remembrance Service will be held in the Spring. Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guestbook at Arrangements by Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.

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