She was the mother of Charles Jackson "Jack" or "Tex" (Debby) Nichols Jr., of Port Aransas.
Nichols was born in Roswell, N.M. on Sept. 27, 1919 to Gregory Samuel and Mary Moore.
She was married to Charles Jackson Nichols for 65 years.
Nichols taught in the San Antonio, Alamo Heights and Helotes school districts for 25 years before retiring in 1990. She was awarded the Northside Outstand- ing Volunteer Award in 1993 and the Yellow Rose of Texas Award from the Constance Allen Heritage Guild for Lifetime Learning.
During her retirement she formed GrandPALS, a senior mentoring organization at Helotes Elementary School.
Nichols also served on the Grey Forest city council and was a member of the Helotes Optimist Club.
In 2002 the Northside ISD named a school in her honor, the Anna Mae "Mas" Nichols Elementary School.
Nichols was preceded in death by her husband and a sister, Betty Jean Buchanan.
In addition to the Nichols of Port Aransas, she is survived by her sons, Charles Lee "Spike"(Lynn) Nichols of McAllen and Carlton Jay "Buck" (Sherry) Nichols of Helotes; a daughter, Jan Ann (Robert) Schwarz of Helotes; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Services will be held Today, Thursday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. in San Antonio.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Anna Mae "Mas" Nichols Elementary School, c/o Northside Education Foundation, 6632 Bandera Rd, Bldg. A, San Antonio, TX 78238.