Ellen C. Nims, 76, of Keene and a former long-time resident of Oakland, CA. died on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Langdon Place of Keene. She passed peacefully after a brief period of declining health with family near.
Ellen was born the daughter of the late Catherine (Ollis) and Ralph Nims on October 16, 1940 in New York City, N.Y. She was educated in Westport, CT. and graduated from Staples High School class of 1958. She went on in her education earning a Bachelors of Arts in Education from Connecticut College in 1962. Ellen continued on and earned her Masters of Education from the University of California, Berkeley.
On January 10, 1987 she exchanged vows with Kenneth Meyers. They were married in a simple service in Reno, Nevada. Sadly, Ken passed on April 27, 1991 after four years of marriage.
Ellen was the Principal at Patterson Elementary School in Vallejo, CA. before retiring in 2001. Prior, she had worked as a teacher at Cooper Elementary School and Weiderman Elementary School in Vallejo, Ca.
She enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing games and Sudoku. She was a lover of pets, music and going to concerts. Ellen enjoyed her time being a mentor to her staff and new teachers. Ellen was a long-time fan of the Oakland A’s.
Mrs. Nims is survived by her brother, David O. Nims and his wife Carmelina of Keene. Her niece and nephew; Allison Nims Lisbon and her husband Scott of Weston, CT. and Timothy Nims and his wife Heather of Fairfield, CT. Six great nieces and nephews; Dylan, Tyler, Justin, Lyla, Liam and Ryan, in addition to cousins, extended family and friends.
In keeping with Ellen’s wishes there are no calling hours. Burial will take place in the spring in the family lot at West Cemetery in Keene. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfuneralhome.com