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Kenneth B. Nichols

December 21, 1928 ~ December 18, 2021 (age 92)


Kenneth B. Nichols, 92, of St. Johnsbury, VT died on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehab Center in St. Johnsbury, VT following a courageous battle with cancer.

Ken was born in West Burke, VT on December 21, 1928 to the late Francis and Ruth (Brigham) Nichols. Ken’s career was in the automotive industry, selling parts for various local businesses and then after retirement he delivered auto parts as well as new and used autos. He was a member of the Crescent Lodge #66 Free and Accepted Masons, Mt. Sinai Shrine #3 in Montpelier, Yankee Waters CB and Travelers Club and a former officer with the Lyndonville Fire Dept. Following retirement, Ken & his wife, Alice, toured 44 states with their travel trailer. Ken also enjoyed golfing, sharing coffee or beer with his buddies, snowmobiling, and spending winters in Florida for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Alice (Edmunds) Little Nichols; sons: John Nichols of Ponte Verde FL and Vail, CO, Richard (Diana) of Tyler, TX, David (Jane) of Springfield VT; step-daughters Patricia Peck of Dillwyn, VA and Jane (James) Ruggles of Lyndonville, VT;  many grandchildren, great-grandchildren,  great-great grandchildren, and nieces & nephews .

He was predeceased by his parents, his first wife Marion (Watkins) Nichols Garvey, and his brother Fred Nichols.

In lieu of Flowers donations in Ken’s memory can be directed to Lyndonville United Methodist Church, PO Box 543, Lyndonville VT 05851 or to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (online at

A graveside service is being planned for the spring at the Hillside Cemetery in West Burke, VT.

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Services are to be announced


Lyndonville United Methodist Church
PO Box 543, Lyndonville VT 05851

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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