Blanche L. Nicholson


(May 30, 2003)

Memorial services will be conducted today (Tuesday) at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Powell for Blanche L. (Barling) Nicholson, 74, who died at her Powell home Friday morning, May 30.

Pastor Susan Adams-Trembath will officiate at services. Burial of cremains will be at Crown Hill Cemetery.

She was born May 14, 1929, at Meeteetse, daughter of William Edward (Bill) Barling and Helen Marian (Agelie) Barling. After high school she married Charles L. Nicholson at Billings, Mont., on March 7, 1947.

She was a stay-home wife and mother who loved time with her family, her grandkids and great-grandkids. She was a member of the Baptist, then Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing bridge and woodworking with her husband Charlie.

Survivors include two sons, Charles T. Nicholson and wife Nancy of Powell and Larry D. Nicholson and wife Wanda of Thermopolis; two daughters, Judy H. Good and husband Ken and Joanne D. Lollar and husband Art, both of Powell; brother, Lloyd E. Barling (Marge) of Meeteetse and brother-in-law Tommy Nicholson (Lottie) of Casper; a sister, Ernestine Smith (Frank) of Meeteetse; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband, Charles L. (Charlie) Nicholson.

Honorary pallbearers include grandchildren Penny Hatovec, Monty Nicholson, Brent Good, David Good, Denah McDonald, Cory Nicholson, Staci McDonald, Eric Lollar and Nicole Nicholson.

The family would appreciate memorials to Powell Valley Hospice.

Arrangements were by Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home.