April 10, 1924 - September 5, 2017
On the morning of September 5th, 2017, Enid Breau Nickerson passed away peacefully in her sleep to be with Jesus and reunited with her husband, Claude Nickerson.
She was born April 10, 1924 in Syracuse, New York the daughter of Antionne Placid and Anne Loewen (Zacharias) Breau.
Graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Enid (Breau) Nickerson, class of 48 with a 5 year degree BFA, had expanded her area of painting in many mediums of art designing, teaching, and still to this day seeks to find new ideas to enhance her professional art work; she has judged and also been in charge of art shows. In the area of all mediums in art, Enid has several examples. One example is the historical piece she painted in oils on linen canvas 18 x4 for the United States Post Office, Cambridge, Ohio it was completed in 1970 and is still being displayed there. Another fine achievement in Enid’s all mediums of art was an invitation to display her paintings in Paris, France. Due to Napoleonic Laws, Enid was not permitted to return her paintings to the USA. Because of this and the raising two children, going to night school to obtain her teaching credentials, and being the wife of a public city official, Enid declined the invitation to bring her paintings to Paris, France. For art displays for The Salt Forks Festival Cambridge, Ohio, for several years, Enid was the initial founder and in charge of the art. Enid also designed the main decor for a large convention at The Ohio Center, Columbus, Ohio. Enid was and still is an alumni in good standing of The Alpha Epsilon Chapter of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
She is survived by her son, Claude Lane (Yanti) Nickerson of Urbana, Ohio; daughter, Gail Lee of Carmel, Indiana; grandchildren, Mike, Dan, and Lee of Carmel Indiana.
Enid was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son-in-law, Dennis Lee.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Randy Reed officiating. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. Burial will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made in Enid’s honor to the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
So sad to hear of Mrs. Nickerson’s passing. She was my favorite teacher and I remember eagerly awaiting her class. Although I did not ultimately become an artist, she inspired me in such a way that I have always stayed connected to all that is artistic and creative, and continue to “dabble.” Thanks to Mrs. Nickerson, my world is bigger, brighter, and very beautiful; full of color & wonder. I will always remember her fondly and with deep appreciation. You have my deepest condolences.
My deepest condolences to you and many prayers to your family during your difficult time
My deepest condolences to you, and many prayers during this difficult time.