Nyla Deign Nichols Schowe — Feb. 10, 1932 – May 17, 2014

Nyla Nichols Schowe

Nyla Nichols Schowe

Nyla “Nine” Deign Nichols Schowe, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend left us on Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Utah, after a brave struggle with multiple medical problems.

Her courage and positive spirit, despite all of her pain, was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.

Nyla was born Feb. 10, 1932 in Salt Lake City, the only child of Ren W. and Pearle (Adderley) Nichols. She graduated from Roland Hall School in 1950. She married her “partner for life,” William (Bill) Schowe Jr., of Sheridan, in 1952. She later received her B.S. degree in special education from the University of Utah, where she was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority. She taught special education for many years in Susanville, Calif., and at Hartvigsen School (Granite School District) in Salt Lake City. She loved all of her students and was always willing to listen and help them.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and an active volunteer for Special Olympics and other organizations for the handicapped. As a lover of animals, she took in many strays as pets.

Nyla is survived by her husband, Bill, of Sandy, Utah; sons Derryll, Dallan (B.J.) and grandson Devin. She was preceded in death by her parents.

One Response to Nyla Deign Nichols Schowe — Feb. 10, 1932 – May 17, 2014

  1. Jim Kelly says:

    I am a Life Member of the American Legion and work on the American Legion Fatality Marker program. Rick “Pokey” Armitage, a former student of mine, requested a Fatality Marker be placed at the scene of his father’s tragic accident. Jim Armitage died in a fiery accident at the intersection of US 287 and N Meadow Creek Road.

    I am asking if you have anything in your acheives related to the accident or funeral services for our records. I believe the date of death was October 21, 1975. Anything you can share would be greatly appreciated.

    Jim Kelly

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