Leo Joseph Nichols died Saturday at Ojai. He was 80 years old. Mr. Nichols, a native of Sanford, ME., was born April 23, 1883 and had lived in California for 52 years. He was a Taft resident until a few months ago. Survivors include two sons, Arthur R., of Maricopa and Louis J., of Taft; one daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Cosgrove of Bakersfield; one grandchild. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Erickson and Brown Funeral Chapel. Requiem Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.