Life Tribute – Nickolena “Nicky” Joyce (Anderson) DeVose

Nickolena “Nicky” Joyce (Anderson) DeVose

Nickolena “Nicky” Joyce (Anderson) DeVose passed away on May 8, 2021, in Susanville, California, surrounded by her loving family.

Nicky was born on July 24, 1927, in Susanville California, to Oscar and Valentine (Lane) Anderson. When she was an infant she moved with her parents to Idaho Falls, Idaho. She grew up in Idaho Falls, attending local schools. When Nicky was in 9th grade, she and her family returned to Susanville, where she met the love of her life, Richard DeVose.

After graduating from Lassen High School, Nicky studied at Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, and became a Registered Nurse (RN). Nicky and Richard were married August 21, 1948, after she completed her studies, and Richard returned from the Marine Corp. They were married for 69 years, before Richard passed away in 2017. Nicky worked in several local doctor’s offices, lastly working for Dr. Beams.

Nicky was preceded in death by her husband, Richard DeVose, her parents Oscar and Valentine Anderson, her great granddaughters Elizabeth and Katie Morgan, and good friends.

Nicky is survived by her daughters Marianne Philipenko (Harry) of Susanville, and Rickie Rich (Russell) of Auburn. Her sister Judy (Anderson) Delgado, five grandchildren, Jim Morgan, Karly (Kostick) Miller, Sam Rich (Jen), Rebecca Belles (Jason), and Lindsey Rich (Velzy) (James). Six great-grandchildren, Saige Morgan, Dominic Miller, Allen Miller, Aleah Miller, Matthew Belles, and Emma Belles; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at Walton’s Colonial Mortuary at 2 p.m. May 22, 2021.