Barbara Ann Brinser Nicholas

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Barbara Ann Brinser Nicholas

Barbara Ann Brinser Nicholas passed away on the evening of September 26, 2021. She would have turned 89 years old in less than a month.

She was a life-long McCloud, CA, resident. She was born on October 25, 1932, to parents Kenneth and Lucille Brinser. She graduated from McCloud High School in 1950. For many years she worked at the McCloud Elementary School.

She married Leonard Nicholas on July 10, 1950, in Reno, Nevada. She always said he was 2 years, 8 months, and 13 days older than her. They were married 63 years, 8 months, and 15 days.

Her beloved husband went to his eternal home precisely 7 years, 6 months, and 1 day before her.

She missed him dearly and was never truly happy after his passing.

She is survived by her sister Doris Bartlett of Mt. Shasta; sons Kenneth Nicholas of McCloud and Martin Nicholas (and wife Diana) of Weed; daughter, Lenora Turner (and husband Steve) of Madras, Oregon; sister-in-law Thorah Cossart of Rancho Cordova; eleven grandchildren and their spouses: Stephanie New (Chris), Clint Turner (Tayva), Jennifer Nicholas, Danielle Sproat (Travis), Jeremy Nicholas, Ryan Nicholas (Athena), Brian Bowles (Khamsy), Nicholas Turner (Jenna), Chad Bowles (Keirstin), Russ Bowles, Kody Turner (Ivette); and nineteen great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, friends, and her little dog Pumpkin.

She left behind a houseful of mementos and stuff for her sons and daughter to sort through. Also, many memories of yearly family vacations, camping along the McCloud River, and big family & friend gatherings. Before her beloved and many friends passed, they enjoyed going to "hunting camp" or traveling in their RV's.

Barbara was a member of the McCloud Presbyterian Church and believed in her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Memorial contributions can be made to McCloud Evangelical Presbyterian Church or the McCloud Fire Department.

The family is honoring Barbara's request not to have an extensive service but instead have a family celebration of life.

Everyone always knew where you stood with her. She liked you, or she didn't. She is missed and always will be!

Posted online on October 18, 2021

Published in Mount Shasta Herald