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Robert (Bob) David Webster
June 24, 1928 ~
August 06, 2019
Date of Service: August 23, 2019

Dennis Haley
September 5, 1942 ~
August 15, 2019
Date of Service: August 23, 2019

Thomas Patrick Nyquist
July 10, 1948 ~
July 28, 2019
Date of Service: August 30, 2019

Leslie Kay (Viedt) Hysell
February 16, 1943 ~
March 11, 2019
Date of Service: September 03, 2019

Gerald L Westesen
September 22, 1935 ~
August 18, 2019

Robert Ross
July 11, 1921 ~
August 18, 2019

Dean Lindemulder
November 30, 1954 ~
August 16, 2019

Donald Wortman
December 29, 1940 ~
August 10, 2019

Terry Thormahlen
January 6, 1955 ~
August 09, 2019

Harriet Kamps
October 12, 1927 ~
August 05, 2019

Roger Van Dyken
November 20, `932 ~
August 03, 2019


Daryll Nicholson

November 21, 1937 ~ January 23, 2019

Service: February 01, 2019 11:00 A.M.
   Location: Campeau Home ~ 419 South Grand Ave in Bozeman

Daryll Nicholson died Wednesday, Jan. 23, at her home in Bozeman. She was 81.

Born Daryll Jean Smith on Nov. 21, 1937, in Lewistown to Anne and George Smith, she spent her early years in the Brooks area north of Lewistown, beginning her education at a one-room school.

Daryll moved with her family in 1944 to a farm between Stanford and Denton, graduating from high school in Stanford in 1955. She came to Bozeman that fall as a Montana State freshman and spent all but two years of her adult life in the community.

An inquisitive student who later meticulously researched her many world travels, Daryll graduated in 1959 with a degree in education. She was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.

Daryll taught girls' physical education for a year at Park High School in Livingston, returning to Bozeman in 1960 after marrying Ken. She worked as secretary at KXXL radio station until the birth of son John in September 1961. She gave birth to son Robert in July 1963 and daughter Kathryn in October 1965, with the young family spending the 1966-67 academic year in Stillwater, Okla., while Ken got his master's degree at Oklahoma State University. Daryll regained her teaching certificate in the late 1970s and worked briefly as a substitute teacher in Belgrade.

Daryll was an accomplished bridge—and later poker—player and enjoyed reading, tennis, exercise classes, and walking. After Ken's death in 1995, Daryll pursued her lifelong love of travel, extensively touring Europe and visiting the Middle East, Asia and South America.

She was preceded in death by husband Ken Nicholson, Montana State's longtime sports information director and later the university's overall information director.

She is survived by her three children, John Nicholson, Robert Nicholson, and Kathryn (Tom) Raunig; three sisters; and two brothers.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Campeau home, 419 South Grand Ave.



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