Emma Lou (Nichols) Prophet (1943 - 2017)  Springfield High Class of '62

Our beloved Emma Lou went to be with her heavenly family on December 11, 2017. Her husband was at her bedside.

She was born to Eula Mae (Rayon) and Jerry Russell Nichols on November 20, 1943 near Rogers, AR. She attended elementary and Junior High school in Rogers.

In 1958 she moved with her mother and brother, Bud, to Springfield, OR to join their father. She attended Springfield High, a very special time for her, where she made many new and lasting friends. Many friendships have been renewed at High School reunions and lunches, which she greatly enjoyed.

She married Wiley Prophet in April 1964 at her brother's home in Eugene. After the wedding they traveled to Denver, CO, where Wiley worked. They returned to Oregon in 1966 with their son Jason. Their son Jeffrey joined the family in 1967. They lived in the Santa Clara area until moving to Springfield shortly before retiring.

After retiring they traveled by RV for several years, seeing many parts of the country, then settled in Yuma, AZ as their winter home. They had wonderful times during the winters playing table games, attending local events, socializing, golfing and exploring the desert with friends.

She enjoyed many activities over the years, antiquing, estate sales, camping, traveling, golf, reading, and tending her flowers, most of all she loved being with family and friends.

Lou was preceded by son Jeremy, parents, and brother Franklin (Bud) Nichols, niece Donna Ash and nephew Jim Ash. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, sons Jason and Jeffrey of Springfield OR, sister Doris (Bill) Ash of Rogers AR, nephew Gary (Allene) Ash of Lowell AR, sister-in-law Michelyn Nichols of Eugene OR, nieces Trisha (Brian) Eaker and Leanne (Mike) Mannon, both of Eugene OR, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, and extended family members and friends.

She was a friendly, warm and caring person, much loved by family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, January 28th 2018 at 11:00am, a time of sharing at 11:30am; at Shadow Hills Country Club, 92512 River Road, south of Junction City, OR.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Pete Moore Hospice House, 2650 Suzanne Way, Suite 200, Eugene, OR in Lou's name.



Pat Page Smythe



My “news” is that on November 29, I tripped on one of our kittens and severely injured my left foot. 2 plates, 9 screws, and 2 pins - No weight bearing until mid March. I’m getting used to crutches. I’ve been overwhelmed with the care and generosity of family and friends.

My injury has a very interesting history. It’s called “Lisfranc “ - named for Napoleon’s surgeon. He saw men who were shot off their horses and their foot stayed in the stirrup. Basically all the toes are dislocated from the foot bone. Never been in such pain!


Midkiff Dalluge, Gwen


I’m now living and enjoying life at Sheldon Oaks Independent Retirement Living. I found it too difficult to keep up my home with having COPD and RA. This is the life, no cooking and deep cleaning for me anymore. My 3 daughters live close by, I have 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren (7 boys and 1 girl). Life is good. GO Ducks!


Don Daughtery
Don3, 2017

Don had been living in Yuba city, California.  He died on Thanksgiving Day November 23, 2017.

No obituary has been written.

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