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Carolee "Codgie" J. Nicholson

November 28, 1926 — February 2, 2017

Carolee "Codgie" J. Nicholson

Carolee “Codgie” Jean Nicholson, 90, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at McPherson Hospital.

Codgie was born in McPherson, KS on November 28, 1926, the daughter of R.R. “Dutch” and Veda M. (Miller) Uhrlaub. She was a 1944 graduate of McPherson High School and graduated from Christian College in Columbia, MO and Kansas State University. After college, Codgie lived and worked in Topeka, KS at a law firm. She was united in marriage to George William “Bill” Nicholson on December 29, 1951. They lived in El Paso, TX and Manhattan, KS and in 1960, moved back to McPherson, KS, where she was a stay-at-home mom, volunteering at McPherson Hospital, where she eventually became an employee, working in the laboratory. Codgie and Bill celebrated over 43 years of marriage before his passing on March 31, 1995.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter HI, Tally Hi, UNI Bridge Club, KSU President’s Club, KSU Foundation Board, and American Legion Auxiliary. She volunteered for McPherson Hospital and loved golf and attending K-State football games.

Survivors include: three children, Bill Nicholson and wife, Jocelyn, of Olathe, KS, Bob Nicholson and wife, Kathy, of McPherson, KS, and Jean Nicholson of Denver, CO; eight grandchildren, Ryan Manning of Minneapolis, MN, Matt & Stephanie Manning of Olathe, KS, Jeremy & Chelsea Manning of Overland Park, KS, Ben & Kathy Manning of Shawnee, KS, Kristen Turner of Wichita, KS, Mike & Bailey Campbell of Derby, KS, Justin & Ashley Campbell of Derby, KS, and Jennifer & Luke McConnaughy of Hutchinson, KS; 24 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three uncles (whom she considered brothers), Claire, Dale, & Lloyd Miller; and adopted sister, Norma Pierce.

The visitation is scheduled from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, February 6, 2017, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, February 7, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Karen Rice Ratzlaff officiating. A private burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to Kansas State University Foundation-Nicholson Family Scholarship Fund or First United Methodist Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Carolee "Codgie" J. Nicholson please visit our Sympathy Store.

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