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Daniel Nichols

Memorial services for Daniel Boyce Nichols of Penn Valley will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at his home. For more information, call Judy Nichols at 274-3608.

Mr. Nichols died Thursday, July 1, at home. He was 44.

He was born March 23, 1960, in Reno, Nev. He graduated from high school in 1977, in Castro Valley. He began his career in hotel management in Yosemite National Park, where he worked for many years. He then moved to Lake Tahoe where he began his own taxi service. In 1977, he became disabled with Multiple Sclerosis and moved to Penn Valley to be near his family. He enjoyed being a handyman, reading and nature. He also enjoyed his children and Harley Davidson Motorcycles. He was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Grass Valley, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and The Handyman Organization.

He is survived by his children, Charisse Michelle and Cole James Nichols of Grass Valley; ex-wife, Barbara Matthews of Grass Valley; mother, Judith Nichols of Penn Valley; brother, Mike Nichols of Lake Almanor; sisters Michelle Talbott of Grass Valley and Melinda Formhals of Castro Valley; stepsister, Carla Joseph of San Pablo; stepbrother, Gary Nichols of El Cerrito; aunt, Jill Harshbarger of Reno, Nev.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Theodore Nichols; half-sister, Donna Nichols; and stepfather, Lother Nichols.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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