Pearl Page Nichols1914 ~ 2012Pearl Page Nichols quietly passed away at the age of 97, Tuesday, 3 January 2012. She was the loving daughter of Robert Geary & Dora Halterman Page of Salt Lake City, Utah. She was one of six children who all preceded her in death; as well as one half-sister who recently passed away; Nellie (Harwood) Hatch of Phoenix, Arizona. Pearl was born 12 April 1914 in Parowan, Utah. Her siblings were, Reta (Bailey), Joseph, Glenn, Roberta (infant), and Sheldon. She attended public schools in Pleasant Grove and Salt Lake City, graduating from West High School and later attending the University of Utah. She was an avid reader, conversationalist, golfer, life-long student of literature and culture, and enjoyed traveling with her devoted sweetheart, Joe. Pearl was dearly loved by all who knew her and especially by her five sons, their families, and her eternal companion of 54-years, Joseph Irving Nichols. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah on 2 September 1932. Her sons are Joseph Page (Gloria), Dr. Kaye Page (Mary Lou), both of Midway, Utah, Douglas Russell (Janet) of Portland, Oregon, W. Keith (Cheryl) of Forest Grove, Oregon, and Dr. E. Mark (dec.) Nichols (Kathy) of Ogden, Utah. Her adoring posterity includes 21 Grandchildren, 42 Great-grandchildren, and 4 Great-great-grandchildren. Pearl is also survived by two other "adopted children," Stella and Chi Sin Chen and their two children in Walnut Creek, California.Along with her "best friend," Joe, they lived in Salt Lake City, Silver Spring, Maryland, and Torrance, California, before moving to Portland, Oregon in 1959. Pearl was very active in community affairs, serving for many years in the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) and the Cub Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. She qualified for her real estate license while in California and continued to work in this profession during her early years in Oregon. When Joe retired in 1974 they moved to Seaside, Oregon "for a season" and thoroughly enjoyed the Oregon seacoast. They later moved to Sublimity, Oregon in 1980 where they built a lovely home that was a "port of call" for their sons and their families for many years. Pearl moved to the Hope Village in 1997 following her husband's passing, and later moved to her final address in the Canfield Apartments.Pearl was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Funeral services will be conducted in the Canby Second Ward, 1285 So. Elm St., Canby, Oregon. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Unger Funeral Home, 229 Mill Street, Silverton, Oregon. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral services, 10:00-10:45 AM in the Canby Second Ward building, the services commencing at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in the Valley View Cemetery, Silverton, Oregon. The family wishes to express profound appreciation for the many expressions of sympathy and comfort as well as the numerous acts of kindness that have been extended to Pearl and her family.