She was a graduate of Oswego High School and a lifelong resident of Oswego.
LuAnn worked 43 years in Food Service for the Oswego Hospital until becoming disabled; and concurrently part-time for many years at Bames Wine and Liquor. She took pride in her work and liked being around people. She was always kind to everyone, even complete strangers.
LuAnn, was one of the hardest working people and always managed to land on her feet and move forward no matter what adversity came her way.
She was known for her big laugh and sense of humor, love of General Hospital, Red Lobster, Jimmy Shampine, Italian food, Barneys Restaurant, old Godzilla movies and anything having to do with animals, particularly dogs and cats.
She was also known to be very stubborn insisting on living her life “HER way” to the very end.
In her younger years LuAnn was an accomplished bowler, talented artist and voracious reader of true crime and the macabre. She loved going to Oswego Speedway, dinner at Canale’s and camping.
LuAnn’s big life adventure was when she visited overseas in Sweden in 1986 and in Germany in 1996. She shopped till she dropped.
'Aunt LuLu' also had a special and loving relationship with her niece Caitlin whom she was crazy about and got to spend 5 wonderful days visiting just before her death. They drove around Oswego and LuAnn relayed many wonderful memories and stories to Caitlin that she will always cherish. Caitlin will also carry fun summer adventure memories of trips to Niagara Falls, Fair Haven, Cooperstown, the Renaissance Faire, and Carousel Mall.
LuAnn had many struggles throughout her life but always felt everything would always be alright. She lived in the moment and didn’t worry about tomorrow. She is now at peace and the struggle is over.
LuAnn is survived by Laura Nichols Plunkett (sister) of Boise and her niece Caitlin Marie Plunkett of San Francisco.
She was preceded in death by our parents Kenneth Andrew Nichols and Violet (Hungerford) Nichols of Oswego.
Calling hours will be at Nelson’s Funeral Home on Saturday, January 13th, 2-4pm.
May there be laughter, stories and memories.