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Clarinda 'Karen' Nichols

Clarinda "Karen" Nichols

May 16, 1940 - Apr 29, 2013
Clarinda “Karen” Nichols, 72, of Lander died at her home on Monday, April 29, 2013. As were her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 3, 2013 at Church of the Nazarene in Lander.

Clarinda Marie Roath was born on May 16, 1940 in Franklin, NE to Frank Eugene and Blanche (Tipping) Roath. At age 2 she went to live with foster parents, Albert and Mary Carlson, whom raised her. She attended schools in Franklin and Sidney, NE.

In 1955 she married Lloyde DuBry and together they had six children. In 1965 they divorced. She moved to Hudson in 1966 and in 1967, married Byrl Nichols.

She lived in Hudson for sixteen years before moving to Lander in 1982. She worked at the State School, Holiday Lodge, and Alco until 1984 when she and Byrl went to Morenci, AZ. In 2001, after Byrl retired, they moved back to Lander to the home she lived until her death.

She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. She taught Bible Studies through the church.

Her family said she enjoyed sewing and scrap booking. Her greatest joy was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Byrl of Lander; her sons, Lloyde Spencer DuBry Jr of Topeka, KS and Donald Gene DuBry of Libby, MT; her daughters, Kathleen Louise Graf of Bird City, KS, Jody Lynn Shaw of Lander, WY, Carrie Yvonne Peres of Meridian, ID, and LaVonna Kay Beam of York, AL; her brothers, Fran Eugene (Margie) Roath of Shoshone, ID, Ray Don Nash of Casper, and George Eugene Roath; her sister, Shandra (Clair) Logerstedt of Three Forks, MT; 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Blanche Roath, and her grandparents, Otto and Clarinda Tipping.

Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home. On-line condolences for the family may be made at