June Nickell 1926-2022
Last updated 7/28/2022 at 12:25pm
June was born Dec. 3, 1926, and passed away June 30, 2022. She was a beautiful, kind, and gracious lady. She was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, coming to Seattle as an infant. She went to Queen Anne High School and later Franklin High School, where she graduated.
In 1947, she married George Nickell, and they had two children, Christina and Robert. The family moved to Edmonds, where she lived the rest of her life.
In 1973, George and June bought the Aurora-Edmonds Nursing Home and June went back to school, earning her LPN license. They operated the nursing home for 15 years. After retiring, they went on an extended RV adventure, visiting all the states in the continental U.S.
June had a lively intellect and was interested in many things. She especially liked
studying history, taking classes through the Edmonds Senior Center. She did extensive genealogy research, filling many notebooks with priceless information. She was also an accomplished artist, specializing in watercolors. She loved to travel and took many trips and cruises.
She will be missed terribly by her surviving family: daughter Christina (Gordon) Collins; granddaughter Karina Collins (Mark Baker); grandson Nick Collins (Roya); and great-granddaughters Josephine Collins and Grace Collins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George, and son, Robert. A memorial service was held July 14 at Edmonds Presbyterian Church in Edmonds.