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Celebration of Life Gathering

Rupert-Durham Chapel
Friday September 18th, 2020
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Beverly J. Nimmo

As her family and friends can attest, Beverly Nimmo was a loving and sacrificial woman who loved to share her time with others more than anything else. She had a strong work ethic that served her well throughout her entire life and served as an inspiration to all who were near. Bev liked to surround herself with those she loved, and her family was her greatest treasure. Dearly loved, Bev will be forever missed by all who were blessed to know and love her. The 1920s were an exciting time that was unlike any other in our nation’s history. With the end of WWI, the United States was recognized as a world leader for the first time, and prosperity was largely felt nationwide. New technology paved the way for things like washing machines, refrigerators, and motion pictures that were available in both color and sound, and our lives were forever changed as a result. This was also an exciting time in the lives of Harold and Mildred (Brockway) Miller, of Vicksburg, Michigan, as they eagerly awaited the birth of their first baby as the beauty of fall began to unfold in September of 1927. The big day finally arrived on September 28, 1927, when they welcomed Beverly J. Miller into their hearts and home. Growing up, Bev was a typical girl of her generation in many ways. Her father supported the family by working for KVP Paper Company while her mother worked as a busy homemaker. Bev was raised in the family home alongside her six younger sisters. As a student she attended local schools including Vicksburg High School until graduating in 1945. By this time, Bev had blossomed into a capable young woman and was eager for all that life had in store. New and exciting changes were on the horizon for Bev when she met the love of her life as a young girl of 16. His name was Bob Nimmo, and he was five years her senior. The two first met at the Ramona Palace when Bev was there with some of her friends. Bob approached her and asked to take her home, and this is where everything began. As the years passed, their love for each other grew stronger, and the love between Bev and Bob was soon visible to anyone who saw them. With a desire to spend the rest of their lives together, Bev and Bob were married by Rev. Stanford of the Methodist Church on July 18, 1948, in her parents’ beautiful garden. Bev found her greatest value in her family, and she was overjoyed with the blessing of three children of her own including Diane, Vickie, and Jim. It was easy to see that caring for her children became her greatest source of pride and joy. In addition to nurturing her family, Bev worked as a secretary at Barnes Printing for over 40 years. Her career never stood in the way of her family as she took her roles as a homemaker, wife, and mother to heart. Vacations became the source of many precious family memories including trips to New York, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin, and Detroit. Each vacation was an opportunity to spend time with friends and loved ones, and the car was always packed to the gills. Closer to home, Bev and her family took a long drive in the country most every Sunday, and each trip began with a hot fudge sundae from Tasty Freeze. Holidays and birthdays were always celebrated events, and Christmas was filled with plenty of presents and laughter. Bev was thrilled to become a grandmother later in life as she loved being involved in the lives of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Over the years there were so many things that kept Bev busy. Of all the things she enjoyed, watching television programs and listening to big band music were among her favorite hobbies. She also liked to watch her grandchildren’s various activities as she was there for all their sports and dancing. A bit of a sports fan, Bev enjoyed listening to Detroit Tigers with Bob and her son, Jim. For years she and her friends got together regularly on Friday nights to play cards. All who knew Beverly J. Nimmo would agree that she truly understood the secret to a life well lived as life was never about what she had but who she shared each moment with. It has been said that she was a bit strong-willed and always had an opinion to share. Bev freely gave both her love and her time to anyone who needed someone near, and she was generous in ways both great and small. Bev leaves behind a priceless legacy that her loved ones will proudly carry on in her footsteps. Beverly J. Nimmo, of Vicksburg passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the age of 92. Members of Beverly’s family include her son, Jim (Donna) Nimmo; four grandchildren: Chelsea (Chibuzo) Petty, and Brady (Clara) Nimmo, Jennifer and Christopher Fox, and four great grandchildren: Conner Heldman and Keaton and Karley Fox, Dianna Grace Petty. She follows in death her husband, Robert in 2007; daughter, Vickie Nimmo-Beougher; daughter Diane Fox. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 18 from 4pm to 6pm at the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, 409 South Main, Vicksburg, MI. Beverly will be buried privately at the Vicksburg Cemetery prior to the gathering. While at Beverly’s webpage at www.mccowensecord.com please take time to sign the guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with the family. Those who wish may make memorial contributions may be made to the South County Community Services or the Vicksburg Community School Foundation. Beverly’s family is being cared for by the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, Rupert-Durham Chapel, 409 South Main, Vicksburg, MI 49097 (269-649-1697).

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Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I have a lighted ceramic Halloween pumpkin that your mom made for me when I was a child. It is my favorite. I just posted a picture of it and found out of her passing. She was such a good friend of my parents. We spent many vacations in Vicksburg and they in NJ. Lots of good memories. Hope you and the family are doing well. I'm sure the whole gang is once again have a good ol' time together again. Sending love and prayers. Melissa Crouch

Melissa Crouch Nov 1 2020 5:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Beverly Nimmo

Beatrice Ross Sep 17 2020 10:53 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Beverly Nimmo

Mary Ann and Jeff Kudary Sep 16 2020 9:40 PM

Jim and family, sorry for the loss of your mom. Beverly was part of our family growing up. She and my mom were best of friends from school and beyond. So many fond memories growing up as all (Nimmos, Sillamans, Mattimores and Dorrances) would get together for cards, bean soup, summer picnics, trips to Lake Michigan, parties at Portage lake,etc. Im sure that old gang is having a wild game of Pitch now that they are all together again! Im sorry I did not get to see Bev the last few years as her mind slipped away from her. I will miss her Chris Dorrance

Christine Dorrance Sep 16 2020 7:55 AM

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Jo Ann Cain Sep 15 2020 3:38 PM

Our families were very close in our childhood days! Beverly was a light to all our gatherings! The memory that will never leave me is when she always mixed her baby oil with iodine and used as her tanning lotion!! She loved her sun! Many fond memories at our Sunday rituals at Portage Lake! Bless you Beverly!

Joan Cole Sep 14 2020 8:11 PM

What a precious sweetheart! Bev and I were phone buddies for years. Back then, Barnes was a major supplier of printing to my employer where most of the printing came through my hands. I often chose Barnes because of their quality and superb attention to detailand to my friend, Beverly. When I left my employer in 1998, I still wanted to stay in touch with Bev and the vestige Barnes crew for the Wednesday noon lunch. Back then, there must have been 10 or 12 of us. As time went on, it became only Bev, Dave, Carl and me. Then, just Bev, Dave and me. The last time Bev, Dave and I got together for lunch was at the Beacon Club, a special place for us, now swallowed up in the pandemic and forever lost. Dave, ever the saint, had picked up Bev after his private-barber haircut, to escort her to our fun and faire. We invariably had such fun together. Presently, to Daves and my mutual consternation, there at the Beacon Club, I mean, Bev looked at Dave and said, absolutely honestly, Do I know you? Dave and I laughed it off as though it were nothing and we had a happy lunch together. But, Dave and I both knew there was something terribly, terribly wrong when Bev didnt recognize a friend of 40+ years.

mylies94@comcast.net Sep 14 2020 5:54 PM

I worked with Bev for more than 30 years, she was GOOD for the printing co. I know she loved the Wed. Lunches we had the 3rd Wed. of every Month for years, Food Dance, & others. We miss her. Dave Van Hoeve

Dave Van Hoeve Sep 14 2020 1:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Beverly Nimmo

Dave Van Hoeve Sep 14 2020 1:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Beverly Nimmo

Gary Belden Sep 11 2020 7:56 PM

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