COLLEEN McNICHOLS

Colleen McNichols at 92 years, passed away peacefully on the morning of March 25 at her home in Kent.

She was born in Wenatchee to Peter and Mary in 1926. While attending Washington State at age 19, she suffered the tragic loss of her father. She returned home to marry Frank Danner in 1946, and two years later had her only child, Kathy. Colleen and Frank parted ways and she and Kathy moved several times before settling in Spokane. In 1962 she married Robert McNichols and they remained happily married until his death in 1992. Colleen reunited with her high school sweetheart, James Parkhill, at their 50th class reunion and remained companions for twelve years.

She was a fastidious homemaker, a gracious host of annual Christmas parties, and active in her community for many years. She took great joy in passing her love of skiing, golf and boating to her grandchildren. Her fondest place was her cabin at “the lake,” where memories were made and shared over cocktails with her family and friends.

Colleen is survived by her daughter Kathy (Mike), grandchildren Joel (Jenny) and Jodi (Eugene), and great grandchildren Zack and Eli. She will be laid to rest at St. Thomas Cemetery in Coeur d’Alene, ID where she will be reunited with Bob and her parents.

A memorial will be held at the Spokane Club’s “Library Room” on April 8th at 11:00AM, 1002 W Riverside Ave.

Colleen lived life on her own terms. We will always carry the memories of her thoughtfulness in our hearts.

Please sign her online guestbook at marlattfuneralhome.com




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kentreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Obituaries

Viola Bertha Welchko | Obituary

Viola Bertha Welchko June 19, 1915 - April 13, 2020 Age 104… Continue reading

Obituary: Gloria Cavanaugh

Gloria Cavanaugh April 4, 1927 to April 26, 2020. Age 93 Gloria… Continue reading

Obituary: Gretchen Stangle

Gretchen Stangle of Covington, WA, passed away April 8, 2020. She was… Continue reading

William (Bill) Edward | Obituary

William (Bill) Edward Raschkow, 84, a longtime Auburn, Wash., resident, passed away… Continue reading

DUANE PIERCE

Duane Pierce, born in Lebanon, OR February 6, 1928 to Frances (Frum-Slater)… Continue reading

MICHAEL WAYNE GRAY

Michael Wayne Gray, 61, of Kent, Washington, passed away unexpectedly on November… Continue reading

MARILYN SODERSTROM

Nov. 28, 1939 – Jan. 2, 2020 A graveside service will be… Continue reading

ROBERT JOHN APRATO SR.

Robert John Aprato Sr. was born on January 24, 1958 and died… Continue reading

RANDY ABRAHAMSON

Randy Abrahamson of Kent passed away February 13, 2020 after a 15… Continue reading

Most Read