David Trelawney Nichols, Age :78

Nov 24,1941---May 13,2020

David Trelawney Nichols    

David Trelawney Nichols, beloved of many, admired by plenty, and respected by those in the know, relinquished his body on the beautiful spring afternoon of Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 in Taos, New Mexico.

The rhythm and thrust of David’s life, loves, passions, addictions, and artistry form a grand narrative. His unrealized expectations and those ambitions he manifested, shaped by his strong will and drive towards perfection, will leave an inspirational legacy of a life determined to be seen. Simply put, he was brilliant. He thrived as a production designer, writer, actor, artist and as a gentleman. His many contributions to such films as Taxi Driver, Hoosiers, Groundhog Day, Serpent and the Rainbow, and Mr. Holland’s Opus will forever inform the psyche of those who worked beside him and the generations who will go on to experience the atmosphere of his films. A celebration of his life will be announced post-pandemic. In lieu of flowers please donate to any animal support foundation in his name. David was 78 years, 5 months and 23 days old.


Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of:
Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe
3232 Cerrillos Road
(505) 395-9150

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Libby Nichols May 15 ,2020

Sister-in-law ,Dallas ,Texas

Our Beloved David Trelawny Nichols David was preceded in death by his father Perry Boyd Nichols, one of the Dallas Nine Artists, his mother Mary Nell Brooks Nichols another fine artist, his brother Carlos "Pepe" Nichols. Survived by his brother Christopher Nichols and wife Libby, another brother Peter Nichols and his only nephew Perry Brooks Nichols, all of Dallas, Texas. Rest Peacefully dear David.

Jody Lawrence May 19 ,2020

Cousin ,El Paso ,Texas

My sincere condolences. In David we lost a talented, brave and caring person. I will always remember him with love. Not many like him. Jody Lawrence

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