Edna (“Pia Maria Calvani) Nichols

Requiescat in Pace

Edna (“Pia Maria Calvani) Nichols, the last remaining sibling of the large pioneer Carlsbad family of Torello and Erselia Calvani died on Tuesday, November 11, 2008. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, November 15, at St. Edward Catholic Church, the family parish church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chester Nichols, and sons: Ronald and Stanley. Survivors include her daughters: Vivian and husband, Edward Casados of Los Alamos, and Beverly Nichols of Las Cruces, and fiancé Jack Skinner of Ruidoso; daughters-in-law: Ann Nichols of Carlsbad, and Christine Nichols of Arlington, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Edna’s death marks the end of an era for the Calvani Family in the United States.

Edna (Pia Maria Calvani) Nichols 1907-2008