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Florence "Nicky" Carol Rachel
November 29, 1928  -  September 21, 2017

 

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.

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