Originally published Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 06:40p.m.

Loretta Lou Nichols, 75 years old, resided in Prescott, AZ has passed away suddenly in her sleep on July 31, 2018. She was born in Olney, Illinois. She has joined her husband Robert Nichols; her parents Floyd Burgener and Juanita Crites; her brother Robert Burgener and sister Donna Thomas. She has been a strong beacon of maternal support for many and was a consistent rock. Her generosity was sincere and warm. She had a great love for reading and her grandchildren. She enjoyed garage sale shopping and finding the hidden gems that may need a facelift with new upholstery. She loved crafts and her favorite was crocheting when she was younger. Mrs. Nichols has made her life’s work as a small business owner of Prescott Lock and Safe. She is survived by her sons: Brian Burdick (spouse Ginia Burdick), Kevin Nichols, Jim Hoffman and Jerry Hoffman. Grandchildren: Sarah Scrivner, Malcolm Burdick and many more. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Nancy Burgener, whom she adored. Please send flowers to: Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301. The family will be hosting the Celebration of Life at 530 E. Merritt St, August 9, Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary. Please visit www.heritagemortuary.com to sign Loretta’s online guestbook. Information provided by survivors.