Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the House of Worship Church of God for Camille F. "Nan" Chandler of Artesia, New Mexico.
Ms. Chandler, 69, went to be with her Lord Monday, April 10, 2017 from her home with her children Christine and Caren by her side.
Pastor Daniel Mullins will officiate at the services with cremation to follow the service.
Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary Wednesday beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Camille was born July 23, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York to Frank Walter Nicklo and Mary (LaMuraglia) Nicklo.
She moved to Artesia in 2006 from North Carolina. It was in North Carolina where she resided for 27 years. She received her Bachelors Degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Camille was a Tarheel through and through. She later received her Masters Degree from North Carolina State University. She moved there in 1980 and prior to that she resided in many states inculding Oregon, California, New Jersey and New York.
Camille was a teacher/administrator of an Adult High School Diploma program at Vance Granville Community College in North Carolina where she retired. She was a very active church member and attended both the House of Worship in Artesia and the New Beginnings Church of God in Carlsbad. She faithfully taught bible study in several locations of Eddy County. She was very active in her community and was also a freelance artist. Her love in life was her grandchildren and helping them succeed in life and their studies, dedicating many hours to helping them either in person or via phone or internet. She loved her grandchildren and family and cherished being able to spend as much time as possible with them all.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her daughters Caren Chandler of Artesia and Christine Boysen and husband Walter of Mullica Hill, New Jersey; brother Dominic Nicklo and wife Betty Ann of Saint Augustine, FL; grandchildren Kevin Blake Chandler, Payton Grace Chandler both of Artesia, Lauren Marie, Katelyn Elizabeth, and Donovan Raymond Boysen of Mullica Hill, New Jersey, and Walter Herman and Kenneth Charles Boysen both of Pennsylvania; niece Melinda Harrison and husband Robert; nephew Frederick Nicklo and wife Cheryl; and a host of great nieces and nephews.
Camille, the most influential person in my life and a pivotal cornerstone in any success that I have. Thanks for believing in me Camille. Your lessons and creative approach to education live on with my work at Wharton. I love you.
Jules RoyPhiladelphia, PA
You are by far one of the most sweetest, kindest, & loving people I know. It was a pleasure to work with you. I am saddened to know you will no longer be here. Rest easy sweet angel.
Mollie ChavisCreedmoor, NC
Caren, my prayers are with you and your family. I very much enjoyed visiting with your mother the short time I knew her.
Steve HuttanusArtesia, NM
Camille...my Momski...you were the cool, no-nonsense, could tell you anything mom that every teenager (and adult) needed and I was so lucky to have had you in my life for the past 31 years. Love, death, disease, laughter, tears...you were there for all of the important moments of my double digit life, giving me spiritual and emotional strength that I didn't even know I had within me. I can't imagine this world without you, but your infectious laugh will always be in my ear and your hugs around my heart. All my love and prayers for peace to all the Chandlers, my 2nd family, at this unbelievably difficult time.
Erica BeamScottsdale, AZ
Camille, our school days are long ago but I am so glad that our paths have crossed again in the last few years. I will miss your beautiful smile and hearty laugh. I will also miss your Facebook discussions with our fellow classmate George Garbeck. I respect you both for your thoughts and opinions. You will be missed by so many of us who attended River Dell High School. Rest In Peace, friend.
Claire Sculley DeLauroSan Antonio, TX
RIP my friend. So very sorry we didn't get to spend some time together this summer as we had planned. Caren, remember the story about Senor Ayerbe, your mom's Spanish test grade and share it with your family. You mom was a special lad and I'll sorely miss her. You're in my thoughts and prayers
Loree Clohessy-AlderisioKemah, TX
May you rest in peace Camille. I'll always have fond memories of us at River Dell and sledding down the huge hill behind Maureen's house when you broke your leg. Know that you're in a better place watching over your loved ones.
Louise Hall SarraWoodcliff Lake, NJ
My Dear Friend for over 40 years - My world will not be the same without you...condolences to your Family who you Loved so deeply. I can not express how much I Love You More....Always
Julie LofflerLittle Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
Camille, My beautiful sweet neighbor of years and friend. We had so much in common because we both loved the beach, me with the pool and you with your patio made the best neighbors ever to enjoy those summer nights and never to forget those wonderful Italian meals you made that I could not get enough of. You tutored my daughter in times of need, you prayed for me and worked on me with your beliefs. You had the most collective set of music and I had fun reminiscing your college years at NC State and thanks to your help and wisdom, my daughter went on to be a successful college graduate of NC State. When you moved to the beach I was able to visit you and have those fun times again, but then you took off to New Mexico. I wanted to visit and just never got the finances straight to do that but the next time I was out visiting my daughter in Colorado, I had plans to make a trip there. We always regret not having more time to express how we feel, but in my heart and in your heart we always loved one another and continued to stay in contact via Facebook or phone. I will truly miss you my friend and there is definitely an empty space in my life without you. I know you are in God's care now and one day I hope to see you again. To your family and grandchildren who I know are truly feeling a loss, I hope they find comfort in the memories they were able to share with you these years since your move. I know it was a comfort to have you there and I am glad your daughters were by your side in sickness. May God be with the family thru this time of sorrow.
Brenda WadeYoungsville NC, NM
Christine, Walt, and Children,
We are truly sorry for your loss of your precious Mother and Grandmother. She sounds like she was a remarkable woman whom made a difference in many lives and her spirit will always live in your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. TJ and Roxanne
TJ and Roxanna McLeerGlassboro, NJ
We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother...May God give you all the strengthen & comfort during this difficult time.
The Ortega Family
Sheila OrtegaArtesia, NM
My deepest prayers and condolences to your family.
LTC Colleen Cole VelasquezRoswell, NM
" Her Majesty was a dear friend. We had great times together eating ice cream at the local ice cream parlor. Very fond memories.
Sonny and Sheri MerrillLouisburg, NC
New Creations Worship Center would love to send our thoughts and prayers to family and friends. Camille attended our church when she lived at the beach in North Carolina. We missed her when she moved, but keep in touch. Look forward seeing you again on the other side Sis! Blessings!
Lisa MammaySouthport, NC
I am grateful to our LORD for allowing our paths to cross this side of Heaven, Dear Camille! At a very crucial time in my life, you were instrumental in helping to ensure that His plan for me here on Earth was fulfilled. His Word tells us the "He leads us in paths of righteousness" , sometime using His servants in the process. No doubt that you helped many in that respect.Thank you for your obedience in following His will for me & others. I'll forever be grateful & as you would most certainly want, will also forever keep Caren, Chris, your cherished grandchildren & family, biological & spiritual, in my heart & prayers. Until we meet again on that Blessed Shore, may God's comfort, grace & peace envelope all who loved you, and may many memories of sweet & fun times with you help to ease the sorrow. ❤️
Cheryl BarkerJacksonville, FL
Donna KaiserArtesia, NM
My heart is broken for her family. She was an amazing woman and I am so blessed to have been in her life the last few years. God bless you all.
Tara FriedmanSt. Mary's, GA
We loved Camille very much! She had such a big
heart! She loved her family and friends so much! She was so
talented and bright! She will be missed dearly!
Jay and Barbara ReedFloresville, TX
Caren and Christine am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful Mum and Grandmum to your kids.
Camille and I have many wonderful memories from when she lived in NC.
I will miss her as we stayed in touch with each others lives often.
Barbara Lepsonwake forest, NC
My prayers are with you all during this time of tremendous loss. May God wrap you in his everlasting love and assurance that we will all be together again someday in his heavenly home. Your Mom was a truly beautiful soul and an example to us all. She will be your guardian angel now. You will carry her in your hearts forever! Much love, Carol
Carol Fackrell StewartSanford, NC
You will be greatly missed
Marcia WilsonHope, NM
Prayers for everyone. May God wrap His living arms arms each one of you and give you comfort and peace.
Janet McHenryBuffalo, MO
I'm so sorry for your loss. I graduated high school with Camille. After leaving NJ in 1970 for Calif, I reconnected with her on Facebook. Sent many prayers for her, but didn't know how serious it was.
Carol Triano (Vanderbeek)Palm Coast, FL
My condolences to the family. Camille taught me a lot while attending bible study in her home in 2012.. when I went back to work in 3013 she made sure I stayed up with my studies and in touch! Your mom was a GREAT person and will be dearly missed. My prayers are with you all.
Tanessa KelseyArtesia, NM
I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew Camille from our Jersey days together. I knew she wasn't well but prayed for her daily. I will miss the banter back and forth we shared and her scripture messages. May you all find peace knowing her pain is gone and that she has rejoined her family and friends whom have gone before her. Camille, I will have a Harvey Wallbanger in your memory. Peace to all and may your memories of this beautiful mother, grandmother and friend help you through these difficult times.
Diane DiPonti Snoopchandler, AZ
Camille will be greatly missed. She had the greatest laugh! You made an impact on many people. Prayers for the family, may God bring you through the storm and give you peace that she is in heaven with her parents. I know it has been a rough time letting go, but know that Nan knows her girls took care of her to the end. See you one day again my friend. Love you all!
Karen Wyrick MyersBrunswick, GA
Caren & family, so sorry for your loss. You all are & will remain in our prayers during this difficult time...love you.
Sandy GriffinBrunswick, GA
My heartfelt condolences to all of Camille's family. I cherished her friendship so much while she was here in North Carolina. We had some great conversations in my little cupcake shop. She will be missed.
Bo Mashburn HagerSouthport, NC
I feel honored to have known you well and shared great times, I will never forget you!