Dorothy Nicks

Obituary of Dorothy Jean Nicks

Dorothy Jean Nicks, a longtime resident of Jackson, California, died peacefully in Placerville, CA of natural causes on December 2, 2023. She was born in San Francisco in 1924 and was lovingly raised by Tom and Ethel Skaggs.


Dorothy, after raising her family and losing her first husband, devoted herself along with Glenn Nicks, her second husband, to the Jackson community where they felt they truly belonged. Dorothy volunteered for many years with the Cancer Society involved in bringing awareness to the negative impact of smoking, and several fund-raising events. She baked so many cookies for the Cancer Society Box Lunch event, she was known as the ‘cookie monster’. Dorothy also volunteered for over 20 years at the Jackson Hospice Thrift Store. Together, Glenn and Dorothy along with 9 other staunch community members raised the funds to build the first Senior Center in Jackson which continues to thrive today. Together Glenn and Dorothy enjoyed attending and cheering on Argonaut High School’s sports teams. There were never two more loyal fans than the Nicks. 


Dorothy was preceded in death by husband, James McLane Quayle 1970 (married 1942-1970), grandson Sean Quayle 2006, son Dan Quayle 2013, stepson Randy Nicks 2014, stepdaughter Pam Nicks Campion, 2018, husband Glenn Nicks 2019 (married 46 years).


She is survived by Lynn Quayle, Tom and Diana Quayle, Carol Quayle, widow of Dan. Brother in law, Pat Campion; grandchildren, Ward Quayle, Wendi Quayle Baker, Thomra Kit Oxendine, Emily Quayle Beall, Carly Quayle Dodge, Susie Campion Weiss (Matt), Greg Campion (Stephanie), Tom Campion (Francine). Great grandchildren Steven Quayle, Jacob Dodge, Shane Dodge, Ryan Baker, Danielle Dykes, Jack Weiss, Molly Weiss, Jake Campion, Hazel Campion, Jayson Campion, Angela, Jeremiah & Gabriel (Campion), John Patrick Campion. Great great grandchildren Clara Smith, Myra Beall.

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