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Roderick Borland Nicholson Obituary
RODERICK BORLAND NICHOLSON Roderick Borland Nicholson, age 79, died on August 6, 2017 in Pahrump. Roderick was born on Sept. 27, 1937 in O'Brien County, Iowa to Donald and Lillian Borland Nicholson. He grew up on the family farm in Primghar, Iowa and graduated from Primghar High School in 1956, where he was very active in football, basketball and baseball. After serving in the US Army, he graduated in 1967 from New Mexico State University with an electrical engineering degree and worked for Litton Industries in Southern California for many years. During his time with Litton, he had the opportunity to travel extensively overseas and visit many countries, experiencing a lot of different cultures. After leaving Litton, Rod moved to Arizona and worked for a casino doing electrical/lighting work. He retired to Pahrump in 2004. Rod was a great golfer, enjoyed bowling and playing darts. He also competed in local dart/golf tournaments. He is survived by his sister, Imogene (Bill) Thom of Centerville, Iowa; nephew, Raymond; niece, Deborah; and several cousins. Cremation was provided by the Neptune Society. At Rod's request, no services will be held. Any memorial donations can be made to NevadaPAWS.org, 2031 E. Gamebird Rd, Ste C, Pahrump, NV 89048 to aid in the care and love of his best friends CoCo and Raisin. Family condolences can be sent to 800 Starlight Dr, Pahrump, NV 89048.
Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Aug. 25, 2017
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