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Ralph E. Nickel

Ralph E. Nickel of Oak Creek died May 15, 2005, from complications of diabetes. He was 69. He was at his Arizona home surrounded by family. He is survived by his partner and companion Molly McClure; four siblings; numerous nieces and nephews and a wonderful dog, Rufus.

Ralph’s occupation was mostly heavy construction and some residential carpentry, including finishing his unique home in Arizona.

Ralph was an avid outdoorsman with interests in hunting, fishing, and gardening. He enjoyed world travel with the highlight for him and Molly being their trip to China and Tibet.

As his mobility decreased, he enjoyed spending time with friends at the senior centers in both Oak Creek and Patagonia, Ariz.

Memorials may be sent to: Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, PO Box 6511, Aurora, CO 80045-6511.