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Richard Nickels, Founder of Giving & Sharing, Dies

GILLETTE, Wyoming -- Richard Nickels, 58, founder of the popular Giving & Sharing non-profit bookstore, died peacefully on June 4, 2006 with his wife Shirley by his side. Richard was diagnosed with adrenal cancer in March of this year.

Richard was born on June 10, 1947 in Portland, Oregon and was a graduate of Linfield College (B.A., 1969, Summa Cum Laude). He became a World Tomorrow broadcast listener in 1961, was baptized in 1969, and was employed by the Worldwide Church of God from 1971-1973 in festival site construction and Church Administration. At the time of his passing, Richard worked for a major coal mining company as an accountant and computer consultant.
Richard and Shirley Nickels - 25th Wedding Anniversary Photo (1997)
Richard and Shirley Nickels
25th Wedding Anniversary Photo (1997)

Richard wrote numerous articles and books after starting Giving & Sharing in 1978. These included History of the Seventh Day Church of God, Six Papers on the History of the Church of God, Biblical Holy Days, Biblical Law, Biblical Health and Healing, Biblical Marriage and Family and many more. He served as President of the Bible Sabbath Association from 1996-1999 and 2004-2006.

Funeral and Condolences

A memorial service for Richard will be held on Wednesday, June 7 at 11:30 AM in Gillette. Rich's funeral service will be held at 12:30 PM local time on Sunday, June 11th at:

Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Funeral Chapel
1101 Northeast 112th Avenue
Vancouver, Washington 98684

Phone: 360-892-6060

Condolences can be sent to:

Shirley Nickels, 3316 Alberta Drive, Gillette, WY 82718, USA

Richard is survived by his wife Shirley of Gillette, Wyoming, and daughters Barbara Parada of Houston, Texas, Rachel Nickels of Everett, Washington, and Amanda Byrd of Eugene, Oregon.

Your prayers for the family would be most appreciated.

Compiled from various sources by Journal  Webmaster Al Ruth.

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