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 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
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.