ELGIN – A funeral service celebrating the life of Diana Haunani Young-Nichols, 57, of Elgin, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 30, 2014, in the Thompson Funeral Home Chapel at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia, SC 29209 with Pastor Freddy Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.Thompsonsfuneral.com.
Diana Haunani Young-Nichols was born May 28, 1957, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and departed this world on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
She follows the path of her fathers, John K. Young, Jr. and Vernon Nichols; brother, John P. Young; sister, Muriel K. Young; and son, Jonathan Young-Williams.
She leaves a trail for her mothers, Agnes Young and Mary Nichols; sisters, Doreen Putnal, Cherylann Samide, Nina Young-Williams, Linda Young-Baggott, Christina Orellana, Sara Nichols and Rebecca Butler; brothers, Charles Putnal, David Williams, Todd Baggott, Miguel Orellana, Rex Nichols, Douglas Nichols and Frank Butler; daughters, Malia Young-Williams, Desiree Samide, Amber O’Quinn-Nichols, Chelsey Samide, Tiffany Wagner, Stephanie Gregory, Katie Williams, Annette Castro, Julie Rivera and Catrina Ramirez; sons, Stephen Nichols, Richard Nichols, John Samide, Joshua Putnal, Robert Young-Williams, James Young-Williams, Raphael Castro, Francisco Rivera, Ty Durrell and Jamie Putnal; grandchildren, Keith, Ethan and Zoei O’Quinn-Nichols, Orion Nichols, Israel, Keoni and Lincoln Samide, and her devoted, loving husband Joel Keith Nichols.
She was a Nurse for Richland Memorial Hospital & Midlands Center. She was also a teacher of Nursing at Rutledge College. The last few years she was a volunteer for Blaney Elementary School in Elgin, known to the children as “Gammie.” She was a member of the North Pointe Community Church. She was loved by all who met her and will be missed by all who loved her.
Her final message to her husband: 1 Thessalonians Chapter 5, Verse 28
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.”