Veomia Nicholson, 74, of Harbor, died Sept. 18, 2002, at her home of natural causes.

She was born July 12, 1928, in Walport, a daughter of Ole and Frances (Fisher) Olson. She was raised and educated in Scotts Mills and Molalla.

On Dec. 29, 1943, she married Harold Nicholson, and they made their home in Molalla before moving to Brookings in 1958.

Veomia worked as a nurse's aide, as well as a sales clerk for Frank's Pharmacy and Palmer's Variety store. In her later years. She was a homemaker and had concentrated her efforts in creating a home for her family.

Her primary interest was her grandchildren, and spending time with her family. She also spent many hours doing volunteer work for the V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary Post 966 of which she was a member. She also belonged to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Harold; three daughters, Carolyn Fitzhugh and husband Jess of Brookings; Lois Haugen of Auburn, Wash., and Patti Ecob and husband Chris of London, England; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ben and Doris Olson of Cloverdale; Albert and Gloria Olson of Myrtle Point; six grandchildren; Rusty Jacobson of Hillsboro, Tanya, Scott and George Fitzhugh all of Brookings, and Elizabeth and Christina Ecob of London, England; six great grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Brookings, or any local charity.

A private family graveside service will be held at W.J. Ward Memorial Cemetery in Brookings.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m, Monday. Sept. 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1200 Easy St. Dr. Gordon Myrah, pastor, will officiate. Friends and family are invited to a gathering following the service (at approximately. 2 p.m.) at the family home, 98092 Olson Lane, Harbor.

Arrangements are under the direction of Redwood Memorial Chapel.