Charlotte Ann Nichols

Charlotte Ann Nichols, 94, of Kenedy died Tuesday, March 4.
She was born in Syracuse New York, December 15, 1919, to Barton Hackney Westervelt and Gertrude Craig Westervelt.  Charlotte moved to Texas in her early teenage years  and later attended Texas Women’s University.   On July 21, 1940, she married Dwight (Boots) Nichols in Corpus Christi and then lived in Houston until moving to Karnes County in 1973 where they began ranching.  She was a life long Episcopalian and member of St. Mathews Episcopal Church in Kenedy.
During her lifetime Charlotte was a member of the Colonial Dames of America, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Huguenot Society, and Dames of the Magna Carta.  She was also a member of the Houston Garden Club for many years and a Girl Scout leader and member of the Girl Scout Council.  One of her proudest accomplishments was raising money and taking a group of scouts to Europe for 6 weeks.  They performed a rope twirling routine at the United States Pavilion at the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels.
While living in Kenedy, Charlotte was a member to the Twentieth Century Woman’s Club and the Bridge Club. She was active in the Karnes County Historical Society and helped organize a chapter of the DAR which took on the tasks of documenting all the cemeteries in the county.  She was an avid historian and loved genealogy researching the early families in Karnes County.  She was credited in several books and at the time of her death was working on a book of her own.  Charlotte supported the youth of Karnes County through her contributions to the Karnes County Stock Show.  In January she actively participating in the county show auction and contributed to 45 individuals.
Charlotte is survived by her children Diane Greve and husband John of Kenedy, David Nichols and wife Helga of Frisco, Neil Nichols and wife Kathleen of Kenedy, and Cathryn Caton and husband Greg of Equador.  She is also survived by grandchildren David (Dorie) Nichols, Christiana (Brian) Gilbert, Scott (Jessica) Greve, Jodi Greve, Justin Mayes, Nancy (Mike) Westeren, Keely Mayes, Karly Nichols,and Myron Caton and 9 great-grandchildren.
The viewing for Charlotte will be Thursday, March 6 from 6pm – 8pm at Eckols Funeral Home in Kenedy.  The funeral service will be Friday at 2pm at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Kenedy with interment at the Kenedy Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to St. Mathews Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1805, Kenedy, Texas, 78119.