Marvel Ann Brugh-Nichols was born to Harry and Jermaine (Anderson) Brugh in Tonasket, Washington She died November 28, 2015 in Spokane, Washington surrounded by her family.
Marvel graduated from Tonasket High School in 1965 and graduated from what is now Eastern Washington University with a BA degree in Recreational Therapy
She worked at Lakeland Village helping people with special needs. She ran Red Baron Hide Out summer camp for children, then on to her many years of owning schools of gymnastics – first Tri Star Gymnastics in the Tri Cities and then Marvel’s Mini Gym here in Spokane. She was in sales with Party Light and Home and Garden Party businesses. She tried her hand at construction flagging for awhile. Being the creative person she was she fmally settled into doing her solar yard art at craft events all over the northwest. During this time she brought village children from Albania here to the Shriner’s Hospital for medical treatment they couldn’t get in their own country. And she and her husband housed Albanian fureign exchange students in their home for several years.
Marvel is survived by her husband Jim Nichols, mother Jermaine Brugh, brother Marvin (Sandy), sister
Ralene Brugh, daughter Dawn Zlateff, grandson Riley, son Chad Zlateff (Maja), granddaughter Zeeva,
grandson Rhys, several nieces and nephews and many close friends.
Celebration of life will be held at thee Salvation Army Community Center at 222 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane, Wash. 99207 on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. Potluck to follow at the same address.