Jimmie Lou Morgan Nicewander was born on July 18, 1927 to Viola Elizabeth Wilson Morgan and Onis Berry Morgan. After a lengthy illness, she went to be with her Lord on July 7, 2014, at the age of 86 years 11 months 20 days.
She grew up in Wister, Oklahoma where she attended Wister schools. She was an avid basketball player at Wister High School. Upon graduation from high school, she furthered her education by learning the telegraph. She was employed by the Santa Fe Railroad as a telegraph operator and worked in Guthrie, Oklahoma and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma before being transferred to Perry, Oklahoma.
There, she met and married the love of her life, Lee Loyd Nicewander on October 21, 1947. They had five children. She loved being a wife and mother. She was the greatest of homemakers. Jimmie loved to cook bake for her family and family gatherings. She enjoyed birdwatching and reading. She was a devout Christian and read the bible daily. Mother was a great example to us as a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a Christian woman.
She worked outside the home as well. She was employed at Tamac Pottery in Perry for several years then was school librarian at Perry Elementary School.
Upon her husbands retirement from the Santa Fe Railroad, they moved to Pawnee, Oklahoma for several years where they were involved in ranching and then returned to Wister, Oklahoma for their remaining years to care for her parents.
She passed from this life due to complications of Alzheimers disease. She died as she lived her life, with love, dignity and grace.
Jimmie is survived by two daughters, Donna and husband Dr. Jim Riemer of Pawnee, Oklahoma and Linda and husband Monty Stidham of Del Rio, Texas two sons, Dean Nicewander of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Van Nicewander of Wister, Oklahoma five grandchildren Major Christopher Riemer and wife Tara of Charleston, SC Staff Sergeant Daniel Tooker and wife Sarah of Clovis, NM Rachel, Billy and Jonathan Tooker of Del Rio, Texas seven great grandchildren, Adam Nathan Riemer, Grant Matthew Riemer and Noah James Riemer of Charleston, SC William Alexander James Tooker, Trinity Isabelle Lee Flores and Emily Serena Flores of Del Rio, Texas Rebecca Lynn Tooker of Clovis, NM and waiting arrival of Hanna Briel in August, also of Clovis, NM and two brothers, W.C. and Gary Morgan.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Lee Nicewander on August 30, 2005 one daughter, Carol Lee Nicewander and her parents, Viola and Onis Morgan.
Serving as honorary pallbearers are grandsons, Major Chris Riemer of Charleston, South Carolina Staff Sergeant Daniel Tooker of Clovis, NM Billy Tooker and Jonathan Tooker of Del Rio, Texas.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30am, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Grace Hill Memorial Pavilion at Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry, Oklahoma. Rev. Tom Scott of Pawnee will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Brown Dugger Funeral Home of Perry.
The family would like to extend their special thanks and appreciation for the loving care given to Jimmie from Dr. Dennis Carter, Home Health and Hospice agencies over the years, all of Poteau, Oklahoma and to all the aides and caregivers over the past several years. Memorial may be made to the Alzheimers Association in care of BrownDugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th, Perry, OK 73077.