Lifelong Castle Rock resident Donna Rae Nicholson, 95, passed away July 10, 2021, at home.
She was born Feb. 20, 1926, in Castle Rock to Rudolph and Bricken Finkas and attended the local schools. Donna enjoyed playing the piano, bingo, and trips to the beach.
Donna married Kenneth Nicholson, and together they owned and operated Nicholson’s Hardware in Castle Rock. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, Jerry Nicholson (Leota) of Castle Rock; a daughter, Connie Nelson of Soldotna, Alaska; a brother, David Finkas (Carol)of Oceanside, Calif.; three grandchildren, Joshua Nicholson (Amanda) of Toutle, Justin Hansen of Soldotna, and Wendy Nicholson Sandoval (Jose) of Vancouver; and five great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Donna's life will be held at a later date. She has been laid to rest at Whittle-Hubbard Cemetery.
The family is grateful to The Villager in Castle Rock for their kind dedication to Donna’s care, and request donations be made in Donna’s name to The Villager Inn Retirement Center, 420 1st Ave SW, Castle Rock, WA 98611.