Jean Nicholson Cogdill, 84, of Sylva, NC passed away on December 14, 2018.
Jean was the third of five children born to Raymond and Alda Turpin Nicholson. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by three brothers, Raymond, Jimmy, and Joe Nicholson.
Jean graduated from Sylva Central High School in 1952 and attended Western Carolina Teachers College. She retired in 1999 after 23 years of service with NC Department of Transportation and had a total of 43 years working with state and county agencies.
Jean and the late Don Cogdill, Jr. are survived by children, Donna, Holly and Clay (Tammy) Cogdill of Sylva, Joy Haskett of Anna Maria, FL, and Carla (Paul) Hudy of Pittsboro, NC; five grandchildren, Gabe (Tiff) Worley, Jeremy (Jessica) Cody, Leanne Cody Justice, Wes Haskett, and Tanner Cogdill; and six great-grandchildren, Trevor, Trenna, Kalei, Cale, Greysen and Landon. She is also survived by her sister, Joyce (Jim) Evans of Sylva, NC.
At her request, no formal services are planned. A gathering to celebrate her life will take place, at a later date. Condolences may be made to: 701 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779.