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Nina Quick


July 18, 1934
May 15, 2020


Nina Louise Quick, of Centralia born on July 18, 1934 in Centralia, Illinois to Ralph and Irene Carpenter, and later adopted at the age of 9 with her sister, June, by William and Mae Hofstetter-Atchison, passed in the presence of her loving family on May 15, 2020 at 1:25 p.m.

Nina married Derald Christian, and from this union their 3 children were born, and they later divorced. On October 5, 1980, Nina married Ralph A. Quick, the self-proclaimed love of her life and they lived happily for 29 years. Ralph preceded her in death on February 19, 2010.

Nina is survived by her brother, Jerry and wife Linda Carpenter of San Antonio, TX; as well as her 3 children, son, Gregg and wife Carla Christian of Central City, daughter, Terri and husband Bryan Reynolds of Sandoval, and daughter, Shannon and husband Edwin Culligan of Ryderwood, WA; daughter-in-law, Debra and husband Fran Ketterman of Waltonville; beloved grandchildren include Heather and Brett Fitzjerrells of Waltonville, Traci and Arron Deadmond of Sandoval, Bryan J. and Tisha Reynolds of Sandoval, Alana England of Waltonville, Alicia and Thomas Rath of Geneva, NY, Gregory and Heather Schwartz of Centralia, Gavin Basset of Mt. Vernon; bonus grandchildren, Teresa Cain, Courtney Archer, and Cory Hanselman; beloved great-grandchildren include Braden and Raeghan Fitzjerrells, Kaelie, Lauryn and Logan Hanselman, Carter Deadmond, Malcolm and Norah Reynolds, Gunner England, Carleigh Madden, Greyson Rath, Madden Thompson; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband, Ralph Quick, Nina was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Grace (Audi) Tate, Peggy Prosise, and June (Jim) Cox.

She was a graduate of Centralia High School and was employed as a secretary at Centralia Cartage and Ray Optical where she was known for her creative window decorations until her retirement. Nina was also a loyal member of Centralia’s Women of the Moose. Nina Louise was loving, feisty, fierce, a costume goddess, and crafting genius. She put every ounce of herself into whatever work she did.

Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval is privileged to be assisting the family of Nina Quick with arrangements. Memorials may be made in Nina’s honor to either Sandoval United Methodist Shalom or Wounded Warrior Project and will be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences and memories of Nina may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.