In memory of
Dr. Edward Samuel Nicholls, 88, of Anaheim, California passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Edward Samuel Nicholls was born in Woodbury, New Jersey on February 20, 1932 to Kay & Edward Nicholls. He graduated from Cornell University & New York Medical College. He was married to Joy Teachout for 63 years and they had three children. After serving as Captain in the United States Air Force in Louisiana, Edward and Joy moved to Orange County, California in 1960 where they lived for 60 years. He established a family medical practice and built an office building in Anaheim on La Palma Ave across from Anaheim Memorial Hospital (ARMC). Edward practiced in this location for 45 years where he was proud to have treated three generations of families with his care and compassion. He later served as Medical Director of Affiliated Doctors of Orange County. Edward spent his free time gardening, especially in his greenhouse with his orchids & cycads. Other hobbies included woodworking, photography, oil painting, and teaching his kids & grandkids to water ski at the lake house he built with his family. Edward is survived by his wife, Joy; their children, Edward Scott Nicholls (Natalie), Gary Daniel Nicholls (Amy), and Tracey Nicholls Coy (Bob); and their grandchildren, Daniel Nicholls, Oksana Nicholls, Josh Coy, Kade Nicholls, and Karly Nicholls. Instead of flowers, the family suggests that donations can be made to Orange County Rescue Mission, One Hope Drive, Tustin, CA 92782 or Trinity Presbyterian Church, 13922 Prospect Ave, Tustin, CA 92705 to honor Edward's memory. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the staff of Holt & Holt Funeral Home of Boerne. To share words of comfort with the family, please visit www.holtfh.com .
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