Mary “Nikki” Theobald Majors was born in Annapolis, Maryland October 2, 1939. Nikki knew the life of growing up in a military family, as her grand-father and father were both Naval officers, and later married George W. Majors, who was also an officer in the Navy. They were married in November of 1964 and spent 58 wonderful years together. Most of Nikki's youth was spent in Newport, Rhode Island, a very small town with lots of freedom to roam. There was only one police officer and he knew where all the children were, so parents didn't worry. Parents could always call him at the barber shop, which is where he hung out, to find out where their children were. Nikki was glad she grew up then and only wished that her now grandchildren AND great-grandchildren, could know that same wonderful sense of freedom she had.
Nikki graduated from Holton Arms High School and Holton Arms Junior College in Washington D.C. Then Kelsey Jenny Business College in San Diego. She was never involved in sports because she was a “real cluts” and always managed to land on her nose instead of her feet. She did however enjoy horseback riding.
Before Nikki was married, she worked for American Airlines, even though at the time, she hated to fly. Many years later, once living in San Diego, she volunteered at Green Elementary School for a number of years helping with reading and art. She was also a Campfire Girls leader for both Kathi and Suzanne, with lots of fond, happy memories. She was also a Soccer Mom for Michael's team for a couple of years.
Later she worked in the accounting field for several years, and then for San Diego Unified School District as a teacher's aide, along with teaching English as a second language and head of competency testing at Patrick Henry High School. Several years later she helped teach Beginner /computer classes at Navajo Continuing Education Center.
Nikki enjoyed personal computers and digital photography, as well as sewing, knitting, making quilts, one which won 1st place at the Del Mar Fair, and painting too. Her friend Robbie Burnett got her started doing watercolor paintings which really opened her eyes to all of God's beauty in this world. She loved traveling, whether it was to Europe or road trips across America, or visiting family.
Thanks to Nikki's friend Nancy Kinley, she became a part of the Flower Guild at St. Dunstans Episcopal Church, which was always a joy for her to work on, even during the times when there were real challenges, like the major holidays. In 2004, she became a member of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Chapter K San Diego, as well as a member of the Daughters of the King. Through these two organizations, she made extraordinary life long friendships with so many ladies that she was thankful for.
In 2010 she transferred to the Holy Spirit Anglican Church. She said it was a wonderful learning experience and that the Biblical truths brought her closer to Christ as her Savior and Leader.
Nikki said God blessed her life in so many ways that there are too many to mention. Her biggest blessings were her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and next biggest blessing was God helping her to face her physical challenges and to keep her moving and to not get discouraged. Nikki thanks God for her life and everything that went with it.
Nikki passed away very suddenly at the age of 82 on June 22, 2022 of Cardio Respiratory Arrest, at The Meridian Lake San Marcos, 4 days after they moved in. She is survived by her wonderful husband George and has 3 wonderful children, Kathi Majors Fischer who CURRENTLY lives in Highlands Ranch, Co.; Michael Majors who lives in Carlsbad, Ca.; Suzanne Majors Hinkle who lives in Escondido, Ca.. To her great joy, Kathi gave her the first of 4 grandsons, Shaun, Kevin, Tyler and Dylan; Michael gave her 2 more grandsons, Austin and Branden; and Suzanne gave her 2 more grandsons, Spencer and Benjamin. Tyler gave her two great-grandchildren, Tylee and Cashton; Shaun gave her two great-grandchildren, Chance and Harper; Spencer gave her a great-grandson, Courage and another that will be born in 2023. She is also survived by her big brother Robert Theobald III of St. Simon's Island, GA.
In lieu of flowers or plants, Nikki requested memorial donations be made to the National M.S. Society.