Gary Nichols

Gary Leo Nichols, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, 67, of Auxvasse passed away June 10, 2009. He made a gift of his body to Saint Louis University. A memorial mass will held on June 27, 2009 at 11:00 am in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg, MO with Father Greg Oligschlager officiating. Gary was born on August 10, 1941 in St. Louis, MO to the late Elmer and Margaret (Liebhaber) Nichols. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Jane Nichols of Auxvasse; three daughters, Lynn Emery of St. Peters, Kelly Harrison of Wright City, and Jill Kacich of Boston, MA; one brother, Ronald Nichols of San Bernadino, CA; as well as six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Gary was a dear father-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, and cousin. Memorial donations may be made to the Walter Johnson Palliative Care Foundation; 1600 E. Broadway, Box 88, Columbia, MO 65201.

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  1. Donna Reale on June 23, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    I worked with Gary at General Motors. He will be remembered as a hard-working, funny, nice person. He will be missed. God’s living peace be with Gary’s family.

  2. ED & Sonja Thacker on June 23, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    I worked with Gary for 37 years. I will miss him greatly. He always treated people the way they should betreated.

  3. Don Lambert on June 24, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    I worked for Gary for a few years in the body shop as a pipefitter. He was always very fair, honest, and a pleasure working with. I will miss him. Also, on behalf of the Local 2250 Chaplaincy comittee we wish to express our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. God bless.

  4. Chaplain Brad Lafferty on June 24, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    On behalf of UAW Local 2250 and the Chaplaincy Comittee, please accept our prayers and heartfelt condoloences on your loss. May God hold you close, and comfort you with His peace.
    Mt. 5:4

  5. Doug Azar on June 24, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I can still remember great memories growing up with you guys. My family’s thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Steve Anderson on June 24, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    I would like to express my deepest sympathy. I worked with Gary for 25 years at GM. I will miss the apples and peaches. I will miss the great conversations we had (politics, boats, fishing, cars). But most of all I will miss the character, pride and professionalism Gary had. Gary saw the big picture. May the peace of the Lord be with you.

  7. Jim Malay on June 25, 2009 at 6:50 am

    My deepest condolences for your loss. I worked with Gary at GM for 25 years and enjoyed the time we spent together. He will be missed.

  8. Bruce A. Ristich on June 25, 2009 at 7:16 am

    I too started working for Gary about 24 years ago at GM. He treated me and everyone that worked for him with respect and fairness. He never felt he was better than his workers just because he was management. We miss his straightforward style of managing. My condolences to the entire family as he will be sorely missed as a great husband, father, and grandfather.

  9. Craig Brockhaus on June 25, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    I worked for Gary for the last 4 years in GA at the Wentzville Assembly Center. A very nice and fair man. He knew I was into old Jeeps and we always talked about finding him one for his farm. I’m from the New Melle area and we talked often about the old days when New Melle and Hwy T. were just a spot on the map. Gary will be truely missed by all that knew him.

    Craig Brockhaus

  10. jerry romesburg on June 25, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    gary was a great guy who cared about the people around him. he will be missed. happy journey gary.

  11. Leonard and Jean Harper on June 26, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Dear Mary Jane and all the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Peace be with you. LenJean

  12. Dave Bertorello on June 27, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    I just learned of Gary’s passing and am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of growing up next door to Gary and will always cherish those great memories. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  13. Roger Hughes on February 4, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Gary Nichols, your still being remembered as a wonderful person.

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