Martha Nikkari Clough

Martha Nikkari Clough, 90, of Bryan, passed away Friday, July 9, 2010, at her residence. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. Funeral Services are set for 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 14, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in College Station, with Pastor Erich Shaefer officiating. Interment will be in Williamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore.
Martha was born January 1, 1920, in Wilson Township, Minnesota, to Victor and Fannie Nikkari. She was a retired registered nurse. She was also a veteran of the US Army where she served as a nurse during WWII.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Clough, and her parents.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence and Brenda Clough, of Reston, Va., Charles and Suzan Clough, of Aurora, Ore.; Daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Jim Abbott, of Bryan, Texas; grandchildren, Diana Benton, Simon Clough, Lauren Clough, and Jonathan Clough.
In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to Hospice Brazos Valley, Defenders of Wildlife, or Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church.


  1. I am so sorry we’ll be out of town all week, and thus unable to attend services for this dear lady. What a special person she was! As a member of our Tabitha Circle, she was always the most prepared for our Bible Study and the first to volunteer to bake cookies for any occasion. Her smile, her deep love of the Lord, and her dedication to the work of the church is something we will never forget. She was such a giving person. I treasure the remembrances and note cards she gave me over the years. She will be greatly missed by all of us. May God be with you.

  2. I was saddened to hear of Martha’s (Niki’s) death. She has been a warm memory in our family for many years. Saddened by the news of her death, we are however joyfully thankful for the contributions that she made to life in birthing/rearing her children and her services to her church and in her profession.

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