Elizabeth Thelma (Higgs) Nicholson, 91

August 21, 2009

APRIL 30, 1918-AUG. 18, 2009

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. -- Mrs. Elizabeth Thelma (Higgs) Nicholson, 91, a resident of Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville, Pa., formerly of 14875 Sherwood Drive, Greencastle, Pa., died at 10:55 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, in the nursing home.

Born April 30, 1918, in Duquesne, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William L. and Mary (Pearson) Higgs.

Mrs. Nicholson graduated with the 1936 class of Duquesne High School.

She and her husband, Russell T. Nicholson, were married in 1943 and lived in Northern Virginia for many years before moving to their Greencastle residence in 1989. Mrs. Nicholson entered the nursing home in December of 2006. Mr. Nicholson died on April 4, 2007.

Mrs. Nicholson was employed as a phone operator and receptionist for several years before retiring from Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, Va., in the early '80s.


She was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church and attended Evangelical Lutheran Church and Greencastle Presbyterian Church, all of Greencastle.

Mrs. Nicholson was an avid bowler and enjoyed bowling with leagues at several area bowling alleys; she also enjoyed cooking.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Ann McMullen and her husband Hugh of Silver Spring, Md.; her son, Larry Nicholson of Greencastle; two grandchildren, Katie Marie Gaudian of Waterloo, Iowa, Amy Louise Morgan of Pleasantville, Iowa; two great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; a sister, Dorothy Petrak of West Mifflin, Pa.; a brother, Richard Higgs of Hubbard, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Genevieve Coffman; and four brothers, William Higgs, Floyd Higgs, Alfred Higgs and Edward Higgs.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, in Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa., with Father Joseph L. Stahura officiating.

The family will receive friends Sunday, for one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

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