Louise Nivison

Louise Nivison, 93, died June 17, 2022, at her home in Foster.

She was born at home on Sept. 18, 1928, to Stephen and Mary Holcomb on their farm in Woodinville, Wash.

She went on to graduate with honors from Bothell High School in 1947, also in that year marrying Vernon Nivison and moving to the Sweet Home area.

While they were building their house along the river near Cascadia, the Nivisons lived in the old one-room schoolhouse that had previously been Cascadia School.

Mrs. Nivison was a loving wife and mother, a wise counselor, talented artist, skilled seamstress, and exceptional gardener, as well as knowing the answer to whatever question you might ask.

A friend observed recently that if you stuck a shovel in the ground and Mrs. Nivison watered it – it would grow. Most of all, the Lord Jesus was an integral part of her life.

Mrs. Nivison is survived by her four children, Mary Burton of Lebanon, John Nivison of Middleton, Idaho, Leon Nivison of Cascadia, and Marcia Watkins of Eugene; younger brother Harry Michael Holcomb; and in addition 38 grandchildren (including great- and great-great-grandchildren).

She was preceded in death by her husband Vernon in 2009; brother Edward Holcomb in 1997; brother John Holcomb in 2008; and sister Myrtle Holcomb in 2011.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Highway 20 Church of Christ in Sweet Home.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.