Alice Nichols


Alice Norberg Nichols, 91, of Bloomville, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. 

Born at home on Feb. 17, 1930 in East Meredith, Alice was the daughter of the late Anker and Margrethe (Jensen) Norberg.  

Alice went to college at Grand View in Des Moines, Iowa when she was 16.   

She was married to Howard J. Nichols in 1958, a union that lasted over 40 years until his passing in 2003. Over the years she assisted Howard in the operation of the farm, raised four children and kept up the gardens. Alice and Howard were proud of their farm and their home, built in 1983.

Alice worked at South Kortright Central School as secretary to Superintendent Burke, and also worked in Washington, D.C. at the Department of Agriculture. When her husband became town of Stamford supervisor in the 1970s, Alice took on the job of bookkeeper for the town, a job she kept until retirement at age 89.

She was an active member of the South Kortright Church where she cleaned and served as treasurer for many years. Alice enjoyed playing bridge and playing outside with the grand- and great-grandchildren. She was proud of her Danish heritage and enjoyed sharing it with her family by passing on holiday songs and traditions from Denmark. She was famous for her chocolate chip cookies, Danish seven layer cake and having her family in for Sunday dinners.

Besides her parents and husband, Alice was predeceased by her son Neil Howard Nichols; son-in-law Joseph Jay White; brothers Niels (Eunice) Norberg and Axel (Jeanne) Norberg; sisters Eleanor (Earl) Ikola, Frida (Ray) Brown and Anne (Fred) Buck, and stepmother Anna Katherine. 

She is survived by her daughters Gwen (Paul III ) Deysenroth, Gail (Jake Dickman) White and Maria (Peter) Deysenroth; grandchildren Paul IV (Rebecca),  Daniel (Carlye), Dennis (Sami), Erik, Sarah (Jason), Kirsten (Jeff), Emily (Maddie), Emilee and Erienne; great-grandchildren Gracie, Caitlyn, Gunnar, Weston, Sophie, James, Elaina, Elsie, Lila, Cooper, Margaret, Thompson, Madison, Lexi, Gracie, and one on the way; and a step-brother, Sven (Eileen) Sloth; a sister Esther Lee; brother-in-law Edward Nichols and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26, at the South Kortright Community Church, followed by a luncheon in the church hall. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Bloomville. 

Memorial contributions may be made to The South Kortright Community Church.

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