Helen Lucille Nicholson was born May 10, 1912, at Mitchell, to Frank and Sally (Conrad) Zard. She grew up in Hanson County and attended the Plano School. On September 29, 1930, she married Clifton Nicholson at Woonsocket. They farmed south of Artesian until 1965, when they moved to Mitchell. She was employed in the kitchen at Methodist Hospital until her retirement. She was a member of the Farwell Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church, Happy Hour Extension Club and was President of the Farwell Cemetery Association for several years.
She is survived by one son, Jerry Nicholson and wife, Charlotte of Artesian, one daughter-in-law, Donna Nicholson of Mitchell, one brother, Rex Zard and wife, Gladys of Mitchell, thirteen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren and nineteen great- great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton in 1971, one son, Keith, one granddaughter, Kathleen Troglia, three sisters and two brothers.