Freethought Today · March 2017

Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.

In Memoriam: Alice Nicol

FFRF Member Alice Nicol, age 89, died on Dec. 19, 2016, in Baudette, Minn.

She is survived by her husband Tom Nicol, a longtime member of FFRF and last living sibling of Anne Nicol Gaylor, FFRF's principal founder.

Alice Irene Brunson was born March 3, 1927, to Charels and Florence (Woodard) Brunson, in Merrillan, Wis. She graduated from Tomah High School, Tomah, Wis., in the 1940s. She and Tom Nicol were married for "71-plus wonderful years," says Tom. They loved to travel together and in their travels Alice worked a variety of jobs, including at a roadhouse in Chistochina, Alaska. She worked for area resorts when they moved to Baudette, a town known for setting record low temperatures. At the end of her life, Alice enjoyed puzzles. She and Tom have a son, Gary, and daughter-in-law Beth, two grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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