Louise Angel

Nicholson Kishi

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Louise Angel Nicholson Kishi

Jan 29 1923 - Oct 14 2009

Louise Angel Nicholson Kishi was born on January 29, 1923, in Allen, Texas, the daughter of Walter D. and Bertha Kepler Angel, and passed away on October 14, 2009. Louise graduated from Allen High School and the University of Texas. She worked as a buyer for Neiman Marcus, as a manager at the Nicholson House hotel in Paris, Texas, as a school teacher in Alaska, Allen, Richardson, and Palmdale, California, and as a real estate agent and broker in Enterprise, Alabama, and Kansas City, Missouri. Wherever Louise’s husbands took her, to Alaska, California, Florida, Alabama, and Missouri, she always tried to contribute her time and talents to the civic, cultural and religious life of that community. Family history and genealogy were some of her joys for many years. The Disciples of Christ Christian churches were strongly supported by her paternal and maternal ancestors in Kentucky and in Texas after they moved here. Louise was a member of the First Christian Church of Allen, the John Abston Chapter of the DAR in McKinney, the FV Chapter of P.E.O. in Plano, and the Collin County Genealogical Society. She is a former President of the Slipper Club of Dallas, a former member of the Marianne Scruggs Garden Club and the Cotillion Club, and was a charter member of the Junior Dallas Symphony League. In 1946, she was the youngest and only female member of the State Board of the Ex-Students Association of the University of Texas. In Enterprise, Alabama, she was the first woman president of the Coffee and Geneva County Board of Realtors, and was a Board member of the Chamber of Commerce. She taught Sunday school in Allen, Enterprise, Alabama, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She also held offices in the DAR in Enterprise and Kansas City. Louise is survived by her son Arthur C. Nicholson III and his wife, Sandra; grandson, James Arthur Nicholson, and granddaughter Audrey Elizabeth Nicholson; two sisters, Margaret Ritchey and Jane Uselton; and many treasured and loved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Nancy Ann (Nicholson) Angel, sisters Catherine Cuffman, Dorothy Dee Angel, and Joyce Angle Hargett, her first husband, Arthur Clyde Nicholson, Jr., her second husband, James S. Kishi, and her parents. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 24, 2009 at the Historic First Christian Church Building at Heritage Park at 450 E. St. Mary Drive, Allen, Texas 75002. A remembrance gathering will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m., on Friday, October 23rd at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. An inurnment will follow later in the old Allen Cemetery beside her husband James S. Kishi, her daughter Nancy Ann Angel, her parents Walter D. and Bertha (Kepler) Angel, grandparents J.L. & Liza Catherine (Brown ) Angle, and great-grandparents John Liter and Mary Susannah (Lunsford) Brown. Her beloved Great-Aunt Janie Louise (Kepler) Bush is buried in the Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney with the rest of the Keplers buried in Van Alstyne.
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