Mary Ann very much enjoyed her responsibilities as a faithful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to cook and bake and if she could get it into a jar, she could preserve it. Mary Ann was an avid gardener and had great pride in her flowerbeds as well as everything else that she did. Many remember her for her beautifully contagious smile during her years working in the hospitality industry, oh the fond memories and stories she told of working at the Thompson River Ranch, or while she sat at the pinochle table with her friends. Mary Ann will be deeply missed by all her family and friends that came into her life through the years.
In heaven, Mary Ann will be joining her husband Bill, daughter Anita and son Lenny as well as numerous other family and friends that have entered into eternal peace and rest.
Mary Ann is survived by her sisters, Sue Jensen of Benton City, Wash. and Phyllis Cash of Nashua; brothers, Bill Nicol of Plains, Dick (Susie) Nicol of Clayton, Idaho, Jim (Kathy) Nicol of Sheridan, Ore., Earl (Sandy) Nicol of Cody, Wyo. and Pete Nicol of Nashua; son, Ralph (Bonnie) Cheyney of Libby; daughters, Ronda of Trout Creek, Darla (Alan) Reisinger of Hot Springs and widowed daughter-in-law Carol (Lenny) in Vale, Ore.
Bill and Mary Ann loved and enjoyed their ten grandchildren and adored their 11 great-grandchildren. For 81 years, Mary Ann worked indulgently to complete her destiny of being a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, personal assistant for Mother Nature and always the gracious host. Although Mary Ann has fulfilled her duties here and has gone to Heaven to be with those who have also left us too soon, she will continue to watch over all of us that remain here as heaven has gained another angel.
Bill and Mary Ann took a vow to be together until death did they part, a vow that they took to the heart. Death has now reunited them and as requested, Mary Ann will be cremated with their ashes being combined and a private family memorial will be held at a later date. Mary Ann was truly loved and is deeply missed, but it is time for her to rest in peace.