Naomi Florence Niemann (January 21, 1924 — July 4, 2017)
Naomi Florence Niemann passed peacefully into the arms of her savior on July 4, 2017, at the age of 93, at the Veterans Community Living Center in Rifle, Colorado.
Naomi was born in Sunol, Nebraska, on January 21, 1924, to Albert and Lois (Booth) Fenske. She graduated from Sunol Public Schools and earned a Bachelors in Nutrition from Iowa State University.
Naomi married Edgar Niemann on September 28, 1948. They were blessed with a son, Scott, in 1950, and daughter, Holly, in 1956. They purchased Glenwood Floral and Greenhouse in 1952. As flowers gave Naomi great joy, it was a labor of love, and she gave the business her all. After selling the business in 1977 to their son Scott, they continued working there until 1991, when it was sold again and became Glenwood Gardens. In 1998 the couple and their home garden were featured in Colorado’s Great Gardens.
Naomi was an active member of the Glenwood Church of Christ for over 60 years. Diligent about spiritual disciplines, Naomi read her Bible every morning and often prayed with others. Known for her gracious hospitality, she also volunteered at Extended Table and Beta Sigma Phi. Naomi loved music and was an accomplished singer, and piano and organ player. She also enjoyed reading, puzzles and crosswords.
Naomi is preceded in death by her siblings Albert Fenske, Jr. and Ruth (Fenske) Niemann. She is survived by one sister, Glenis (Fenske) Behrends, her children Scott (Birgie) Niemann of York, Nebraska, and Holly (Tim) Rodgers, of Garland, Texas; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
All are invited to a celebration of life for Naomi at Glenwood Church of Christ on August 5 at 11 am. Those wishing to honor her may send flowers to Glenwood Church of Christ, or send memorial gifts to Youth For Christ, P.O. Box 1074, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602, or Lift Up, 1004 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.
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