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Vada Nicholson Boardman

February 24, 1921 May 22, 2018
Vada Nicholson Boardman
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Vada Nicholson Boardman passed away peacefully in Matthews, NC on May 22, 2018.
Vada, or "Hill", as she was known to her family, lived a life filled with loving family relationships,
outreach to others, extensive travel, and her two favorite pastimes, rose gardening and golf.
Vada and her twin sister and best friend, Zada, were born in Durham, NC to Edith Caroline and Alison Franklin Nicholson.
A graduate of Durham High School and the Woman's College at
Greensboro, NC, Vada later worked for S. H. Basnight Company. In 1948, she married Jack
Boardman, a traveling hardware salesman from Connecticut. They lived in Durham until
moving to Charlotte and founded Cook and Boardman, Inc. with Frank and Eleanor Cook in
1953. Vada served on the Board of Directors for many years. In 1956, Jack and Vada joined
Plaza Presbyterian Church, where they both enjoyed active fellowship. Vada served in many
areas, including nursery, circle, sanctuary care, and provided roses and her famous Chocolate
Cake whenever requested. Vada will be remembered for her great sense of humor, her fierce
family love and loyalty, and her sporting spirit.
Vada was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Jack Boardman. She is
survived by her son, Ray Boardman (Mary), grandsons, John Boardman (Lindsay), David
Boardman (Gillian), her twin sister, Zada Nelson, her nieces Pam Wheeler (Doug), Peggy
Nelson, Sybil McClintock, and many dear golfing friends with whom she shared many rounds
and lots of laughter.
A memorial service to celebrate Vada's life will be held on Saturday, May 26, at 2:00pm at Plaza
Presbyterian Church, 2304 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205. Memorials may be directed to
Plaza Presbyterian Church, 2304 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205, or The Salvation Army, 4015
Stuart Andrew Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217.


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2:00 PM 5/26/2018 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 5/26/2018 3:00:00 PM
Plaza Presbyterian Church

2304 The Plaza
Charlotte, North Carolina 28205

Plaza Presbyterian Church
2304 The Plaza Charlotte 28205 North Carolina
United States
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