James Edward Nimon
James Edward Nimon, of Eagle, passed away Wednesday, November 24, at Glen Valley Care Center in Glenwood Springs. He was 85.Service will be held at United Methodist Church of Eagle Valley on Sunday, December 5 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Pete Meese will officiate. The burial will be at Sunset Cemetery in Eagle.James was born on August 26, 1919 to George and Wilhelmina (Schrupp) Nimon. He spent his childhood in Eagle and graduated from Eagle High School in 1937. James entered the U.S. Army in 1941 as a survey and instrument specialist and departed the service in 1945 as S. Sergeant.James married Ardyth Nimon on January 31, 1947. They had one daughter and one son. He worked as a highway engineer in Eagle for 34 years.James was a member of the BPO Elks, the American Legion, and the Lions Club. He was president of the Historical Society and a member of the Greater Eagle Fire District, and was named Citizen and Sweetheart of the Year in 1993. James liked to hunt, fish, camp and play golf. He is survived by his wife, Ardyth, and his daughter, Patra J. Wardlaw. He is also survived by two brothers, Wayne Nimon and William Nimon, and two sisters, Gertrude Gloshen and Georgia Filter. James also leaves behind three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and lots of special friends – too many to list. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister-in-law Barbara Nimon and his sister Dorothy Hosletter. James’ son Alan J. Nimon, who died in 1984, also precedes him in death.Farnum-Holt Funeral Home, 405 W. 7th Street, Glenwood Springs, 945-5815, is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eagle County Historical Society and the Greater Eagle Fire District. A fund has been set up at First Bank of Eagle.
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