Nicky died Thursday September 21, 2017 at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born November 29, 1928 in Sommerville, Massachusetts to John and Rachel Williams. Nicky married John Rachel June 11, 1949 in Tucson, Arizona. She has been an active member of First United Methodist Church since 1951.
The two moved to Hobbs in 1951 where she worked for Zale’s Jewelry Store, Music World, and Chapel of Hope Funeral Home where she retired on May 20, 2017. She was an active member of the Jubilee Choir, Pink Ladies Auxillary, and taught water aerobics for the city for the last 15 years.
Surviving Nicky are 3 sons, David Rachel and wife Ann of El Paso, Texas, John Rachel and wife Aimee of Denton, Texas, and Steven Rachel and wife Cathy of Hobbs, New Mexico; grandchildren Cameron and April Kazol, Jim and Anna Rachel, Julia and Ryan Drewry, Erich and Shaeleah Rachel, Andy and Mary Ann Rachel, Jeannie and Kyle Carroll, Susan Conder, Katy and Drew Buescher, Dawson Pritchard and wife Griffin, Chase Pritchard and wife Caity, Kassie Pritchard, Reagan Watkins, Diane and Jeremy Searcy; great grandchildren Kade, Cole, Casey, Whitlee, Myles, Westly, Sophie, Chloe, Ethan, Gavin, Brooke, Brieanna, Jacob, Joshua, Jason, Alfonso, Amber, Samantha, and Calvin; great great grandchild Kaitlynne.
Nicky’s parents, husband, 3 sisters, and great grandson Seth Conder preceded her in death. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Pink Ladies Auxillary.
We all love you Nicky and will greatly miss your smile and friendship. Heaven truly gained an angel. We will meet again sweet lady!
Jody, Jennifer, Sydney and Dylan NormanHobbs, NM
What a pleasure it was knowing Ms. Nicky, til we meet again my friend! Love to all!
Dustin HornHobbs, NM
Nicky you will be greatly missed.Prayers with your family and friends.
Amber CrowHobbs, NM
NEVER DID I SEE MS RACHEL WITHOUT A SMILE ON HER FACE - ONE OF THE FRIENDLIEST LADIES I EVER MET - SHE WILL BE MISSED BY SO MANY - MY SYMPATHIES TO HER FAMILY
RHETHA MINGSHOBBS, NM
What a sad loss for this world. You touched so many lives during your earthly years in such a positive way. I, as well as many others, will miss you greatly Nicky. May that tiara of yours forever shine brightly and light up the heavens. I know your John was glad to see you, as you were him. Love you my sweet friend. Hug my Mom for me.
Pam SeebergerHobbs, NM
My dear sweet Nicky. Oh how I will miss our exchanging our books. You were an amazing friend to me. I know you are there rejoicing with your Savior. How you assured me that no matter the outcome of your surgery everything would be fine. I loved our phone visits. You are free my dear, your body made whole, singing with those angels and saints. I love you Nicky. My life was blessed because you were part of it. God's speed, go rest high on that mountain.
Theresa GilcreaseHobbs, NM
My sweet lil friend you will be truly missed. I always enjoyed our swim class every summer. I looked forward to them. Love you Ms. Nicky!!
Janis Day HamiltonHobbs, NM
Oh my goodness, I'm of lost words my friend ! I had spoke and with you and gave you the most biggest hug 🤗 the other day before you went to have heart surgery! Your going to be truly missed love bug ! Fly high momma Nicky I love you 💕 to the moon and back sweet pea rest in paradise 🙏Continued prayers to all family / friends! Heaven gained a beautiful soul 🙏
Margie A MejoradoHobbs, NM