Rose Butt Nicholson, 70, of Warrenton, died peacefully at home with family by her side on September 10, 2017.
She was born August 20, 1947, in Portsmouth, to the late Earl B. and Bessie Butt.
Mrs. Nicholson retired from the Navy Yard in Portsmouth. She enjoyed playing cards with longtime friends and was an avid bridge player. She loved to travel with family and friends and was always ready to go to the casino at a moment's notice. Mrs. Nicholson especially loved boating and spending time at Lake Anna with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Dana R. Nicholson, in 2006.
Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Dudley and husband Robbie of Warrenton; two brothers, Earl Daniel Butt of Georgia and Gregory Allen Butt of Portsmouth; three beloved grandchildren, Nichol Dudley, R.J. Dudley and Kari Dudley, and extended family and many friends who cared for her along the way.
A celebration for her life will be planned for close family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 493 Blackwell Road, Suite 319, Warrenton Va. 20186 or Fauquier SPCA, P.O. Box 733, Warrenton, Va. 20188.