Elsa - Maria Alicia Nichols, 73, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at her residence in Elsa. She was born June 21, 1947 in Elsa, TX to Norberto and Josefa Martinez. She is survived by her sons, Robert Joseph (Laurie) Nichols and Rodney James (Maricela) Nichols; brother, Fidel (Aurelia) Martinez; and sisters, Tranquilina (Robert) Cantu and Margarita Leija.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe M. Nichols, her parents, Norberto & Josefa Martinez, brother, Pedro Martinez, sisters, Socorro Perez, Estela Perez, Dominga Cantu and Maria Ledesma.
She will be known for her love for children, both with her extended family and working for Head Start, a program assisting children with disabilities. Maria Nichols had a passion for child development. She will also be remembered for being close to her community. Everyone knew her and she knew everyone. She could light up a room with her smile and laughter.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 3, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Catholic Chapel Service at 6:00 p.m.
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