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Marjorie Bowers Nimtz


Marjorie Bowers Nimtz, 92, passed away at her home June 13, in Camarillo, California.  Born Dec. 21, 1923, in Akron, to parents L.V. and Edythe Bowers, she grew up in the Loyal Oak Country Store with her four sisters: Harriett, Charlene, Eleanore and Florence. The store was a popular place with a long porch in front and five beautiful and fun-loving girls. She graduated from Norton High in 1942 and worked at the Firestone plant during World War II, until the Golden State beckoned. Marjorie moved to Los Angeles, California in 1945 to follow her dreams of adventure. It was high times after the war, taking the Red Car to Santa Monica Beach and dancing with friends at the Palladium. Married in 1948, her carefree days ended soon, with three whiny daughters and so much ironing to do. But with a devoted husband building her dream house, she persevered and was actively engaged in interior design, gardening and many organizations: Red Cross, Girl Scouts, the Republican Party and the ‘Sewing Club’ (a thinly disguised excuse to coffee with the gregarious women in the neighborhood).

Living in Camarillo since 1964, she enjoyed her friends, teaching microwave cooking, painting classes and membership at United Methodist Church and the Antique Club. Marjorie was an accomplished artist, a friend and passionate about whatever was on her mind. She will be missed by her daughters, Phyllis Kuttler and Paulette Kaptain, of Camarillo, California and Carol Koch of San Rafael, California; as well as beloved sisters, Eleanore (Bowers) Reno of Uniontown and Florence (Bowers) Childers of Waverly.  Three granddaughters, Alison Rodriguez Kuttler, Krystal Kaptain and Callie Koch, as well as great-grandson, Joseph William Rodriguez survive her.   Predeceased are husband, Milton Nimtz and sisters, Harriett Aleshire and Charlene Bertsch.  A memorial service was held July 14, at Camarillo United Methodist Church and was attended by her niece, Alice (Bertsch) Seever of Cuyohoga Falls.

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