Richard Allen Nicholson

on Monday, 25 May 2015. Posted in Obituaries

Richard Allen Nicholson

Richard Allen Nicholson of Havre, Mt. passed away peacefully and painlessly on May 31, 2015 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. 

     Richard was born to Harold Wayne Nicholson and Molly (Brazier) Nicholson on October 19, 1943 in Fairview Mt. He was raised in Sidney, Laurel, Billings, and Havre.

In 1960 he joined the U.S. Army, served two tours in Vietnam, and was medically discharged in 1965. In 1969 he married Wanda Lu Bristor and they had 3 children. In 1984 he met and married Iris (Kathy) Hanburg who also had 3 children, Richard worked for the Great Northern Railroad later BNSF Railroad until retiring in 1992.

      Richard is preceded in death by his father in 1981 and his mother in 2004, His brother James in 1941, Brother Wayne in 1971 and his Sister Cheryl in 2008.

     Richard is survived by his wife Kathy, 6 children; Rosalie (Tom) Kiernan of Great Falls, Rebecca Nicholson, Zeb (Shannon) Nicholson, Rachel Wilson-Carpenter (Wes Salisbury), Brian (Amy) Carpenter all of Havre; Chris( Rachel) Smiley- Carpenter of Chinook. He is also Survived By 10 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews; His brother Lee (Nancy) Nicholson of Helena and a Sister Charlotte (Frank) Meyer of Choteau.

     There will be a celebration of his life at Hi-Line Funeral Services of Havre, June 5, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Followed by Burial at the Highland Cemetery with full military Honors. Reception at the Eagles Club to follow. Services are being handled by Hi-Line Funeral Service. 

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