In Memoriam: Julia Nicol (B.A. ’85)

Julia Nicol

Julia Ann Kennemur Nicol, 52, of Dallas, Texas, was born on April 25, 1961 and was called back by God on January 25, 2014.  Her life was defined by her relationships.  She was first and foremost a mother, wife, sister, daughter, niece, aunt, and friend to many.  Growing up outside of Little Rock, Arkansas with an international view, she graduated from University of Arkansas (Little Rock) and was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi.  She began her career in international commerce.

After a number of years, she reinvented herself and began her career in marketing and finance.  After achieving success in that field, she reinvented herself again, ultimately choosing to serve others as a development director of non-profit organizations.  She recently began serving on the Board of Directors of the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals and was asked to co-chair the National Philanthropy Day luncheon.

As an author, she wrote about her experiences in The Melanoma Diaries, published at  She will be missed by all and is survived by her husband, Thomas A. Nicol, her daughter, Kelsey K. Nicol, her sister, Janie (Bob) Folsom, her brother, Jim (Barbara) Kennemur, her mother, Barbara J. Kennemur, her aunt, Helen Nowlin of Little Rock, dozens of nieces, nephews, in-laws, and a multitude of friends.  A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on February 15, 2014 at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, located at 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas 75220.  Donations in lieu of flowers are requested to be made to Launchability at or Melanoma Research Foundation at

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