Rose Butt Nicholson, 70, of Warrenton, died peacefully at home with family by her side on September 10, 2017. Born in Portsmouth, VA on August 20, 1947, she was the daughter of 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.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Dana R. Nicholson in 2006.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Lisa and Robbie Dudley of Warrenton; two brothers, Earl Daniel Butt of Georgia and Gregory Allen Butt of Portsmouth; three beloved grandchildren, Nichol, R.J. and Kari Dudley, 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 Rd, Suite 319, Warrenton VA 20186 or Fauquier SPCA, P.O. Box 733, Warrenton, VA 20188.
Our fine facility has ample parking, offers two chapels, family rooms, parlors, and an on-site crematory. Operated since 1836 - we are the oldest continuously operated business in Fauquier County, VA and centrally located in the county and close to most nursing homes and the hospital.