Joyce S Nichols

Joyce S Nichols

January 30, 1934 ‐ January 25, 2019
Joyce S Nichols
Birthplace: Rochester, NY Resided In: Westlake, Ohio Service: February 09, 2019

Joyce S. Nichols (nee Spencer) age 84, beloved wife of 62 years to Lester Nichols. Dear mother of Kathryn Chamberlain (Chaz), Joanne Grace (Joseph) and Rebecca Christel (Chris Norris). Loving grandmother of Matthew Beabout (Amanda), Katie Beabout (Mike McCarthy), Laura Beabout, Kristen Grace, Joey Grace, Megan Grace, Sarah Christel, Abby Christel, Tommy Christel, Kaylee Norris, Christian Norris. Sister in Law of Judy Lund. Joyce was born January 30, 1934 in Rochester NY to Austin and Lillian Spencer.  She graduated from Spencerport High School in 1952, and then went onto The University of Rochester earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1956. She volunteered at One World Shop and the American Red Cross.  Joyce taught at Hilliard Elementary School in Westlake for 17 years. She enjoyed spending her summers at the cottage on Middle Bass Island and winters in Naples, Florida for the last 25 years. Joyce and Lester were Members of Dover Congregational Church UCC for 60 years. She was a Friend to many, Devoted to her family, thoughtful and kind, Sympathetic and Loving, Leaves a huge hole in so many lives.   Memorial Services to be held Saturday February 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Dover Congregational Church 2239 Dover Center Road Westlake. Memorial Contributions may be made to Dover Congregational Church. Arrangements by Jenkins Funeral Chapel.

Guest Comments

Les Nichols
Westlake, Ohio

Goodbye, beautiful soul. The hole in my heart is large, but the lovely memories of you will help,fill it.

Gary Loos
Clear Lake, Iowa

So sorry to hear of your loss, Les. Praying for you and your family.

Dan A. Beabout
San Diego California

Joyce challenged us all to be the best version of ourselves, as well as, setting that example for us. Giving her time and attention to others without expectation and lending a hand to those in need.

Rest in Peace
Dan B.

Judy Lund
Minneapolis, MN

Joyce was my sister-in-law. Our family fell in love with her immediately and were proud to have her become a Nichols. She was a caring, thoughtful and kind person. And now we have an empty spot in our hearts.

Durfee Betts
Hayes, VA

Joyce was my mother's best friend for almost 60 years and a dear friend to me. I will miss her greatly. My thoughts and prayers go out to Lester, Kathy, Joanne and Becky.

With much love,


Katie Kolpien Reynolds
Marysville, OH

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope your warm memories, faith, family and friends will bring you peace in this difficult time.