Leonard L. Nichols, age 82, of Ft. Mohave, Arizona, passed away peacefully on Friday Dec. 13, 2019, at the Nevada State Veterans Home surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 19, 1937. He grew up in Sheridan & Big Horn playing basketball and football for Big Horn High School. He graduated in 1956, and then signed up for 6 years with the Air Force.
After being discharged from the service he returned home to find work. In 1962, he met the love of his life Joann A. Beebe. They were married on July 14, 1962. They welcomed Carla in 1963 and Leonard, Jr., in 1970.
He worked for the State of Wyoming at the Port of Entry. He started his career in Sheridan in December 1963, then transferred to Kemmerer shortly thereafter. He retired in 1992.
His interests included: being an avid bass fisherman; hunting; camping; snow machining; playing horseshoes; being on the Kemmerer Fire Department; Lincoln County Search & Rescue; Kemmerer Ambulance; being in the Masons, Shriners, The Commandery. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Kemmerer, Parker, Arizona and Ft. Mohave, Arizona.
Survivors include his wife Joann A. Nichols (Ft. Mohave, Arizona), his daughter Carla L. Nichols (Henderson, Nevada).
He was preceded in death by his son Leonard Lee Nichols, JR., his father Walter Nichols, and his mother Eva Nichols
Memorial services was held on Jan. 11, 2020, at 2 p.m. in Ft. Mohave, Arizona at the Mohave Valley United Methodist Church, 1593 E. Lipan Boulevard, Ft. Mohave, Arizona. Another service will be held in Kemmerer later.
In lieu of flowers, family requests donations in Leonard’s name be sent to the Shriner’s Hospital, 1275 E. Fairfax Road, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103