ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Kimberly Dieffenbach, 38 years old, born on January 12, 1983, and passed away on January 18, 2021. We will remember her forever. Kim is survived by her son and the joy of her life, Noah, her former husband Federico, mother Dee, her brothers Dillon and Ben, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Kim was a talented artist. She grew up in Greenville SC, where her paintings, sketches and photographs could be seen throughout downtown. Please add any story you have about Kim.

Dear Noah, 

This website is for you. I want you to have all of our memorable moments with Kim. She loved you so much and we are here for you. Please reach out whenever you want to hear a story or need love and support. - Nichelle

Here are a few of her favorite quotes from her Facebook page:
'Every tear I ever cried, turned to pearl
Before it died
Every pain, that in me burns
Forged to wisdom
I have earned " - Unknown

"We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth." - Picasso

"Without risk there is no faith...If I am capable of grasping God objectively, I do not believe, but precisely because I cannot do this I must believe." - Kierkegaard

" Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has; but...struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God." - Martin Luther
Posted by Storme Smith on March 25, 2021
Kim was a strong willed and fearless woman, one of a kind. One of my best memories was walking Tasia in the woods with her on a snowy winter day. Her and that dog went everywhere together and was always impressed with how she made her way in the world. She had a good heart and sharp mind, she will be missed.
Posted by Renee Lyons on March 24, 2021
Noah,
I want to share with you the type of person your mom was.

Kim was the best of friends. Our friendship faced many challenges (parent disapproval, years of not seeing each other etc) but no matter what, Kim was there for me. She would do anything in her power to support me. She was always encouraging. One story to illustrate the type of friend she was-- In high school she and I were best friends but at some point she began to hang out with the older "cool" kids. One day, a group of us was walking back from lunch and I overheard the "coolest" boy in the school whisper a negative comment about me and he asked her why she bothered to hang out with me. Your mom didn't care that he was the coolest boy in school. She put him in his place and told him that if he had a problem with me, then he had a problem with her because I was her friend. That's the type of friend your mom was. She had your back no matter what.

Kim loved to laugh. She had a great sense of humor. Some of my fondest memories were spent with your mom. She was always up for an adventure, and when you embarked on an adventure with Kim, you were in for a fun time.

Kim always looked on the bright side. Your mom suffered. She experienced hard times. She felt deep pain. But through it all, she was always smiling. Always hopeful. Always kind.

Kim loved you Noah. You brought so much joy to her life and she absolutely loved being your mother. After you were born, not a conversation went by where she wasn't bragging about you. She loved your sense of humor. She loved your talent for art. She loved every part of you.

Your mom was an incredible person and she is dearly missed. ❤️
Posted by Nichelle Nichols on March 24, 2021
Please write a little memory about Kim. She would love that :)

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Posted by Storme Smith on March 25, 2021
Kim was a strong willed and fearless woman, one of a kind. One of my best memories was walking Tasia in the woods with her on a snowy winter day. Her and that dog went everywhere together and was always impressed with how she made her way in the world. She had a good heart and sharp mind, she will be missed.
Posted by Renee Lyons on March 24, 2021
Noah,
I want to share with you the type of person your mom was.

Kim was the best of friends. Our friendship faced many challenges (parent disapproval, years of not seeing each other etc) but no matter what, Kim was there for me. She would do anything in her power to support me. She was always encouraging. One story to illustrate the type of friend she was-- In high school she and I were best friends but at some point she began to hang out with the older "cool" kids. One day, a group of us was walking back from lunch and I overheard the "coolest" boy in the school whisper a negative comment about me and he asked her why she bothered to hang out with me. Your mom didn't care that he was the coolest boy in school. She put him in his place and told him that if he had a problem with me, then he had a problem with her because I was her friend. That's the type of friend your mom was. She had your back no matter what.

Kim loved to laugh. She had a great sense of humor. Some of my fondest memories were spent with your mom. She was always up for an adventure, and when you embarked on an adventure with Kim, you were in for a fun time.

Kim always looked on the bright side. Your mom suffered. She experienced hard times. She felt deep pain. But through it all, she was always smiling. Always hopeful. Always kind.

Kim loved you Noah. You brought so much joy to her life and she absolutely loved being your mother. After you were born, not a conversation went by where she wasn't bragging about you. She loved your sense of humor. She loved your talent for art. She loved every part of you.

Your mom was an incredible person and she is dearly missed. ❤️
Posted by Nichelle Nichols on March 24, 2021
Please write a little memory about Kim. She would love that :)
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Shared by Nichelle Nichols on May 25, 2022
We were on a soccer team together, Blue Ice. I miss you and think of you often, Kim.

My Dear Kimberly

Shared by Jessica Meade on June 4, 2021
This is Jessica( Jesse as Kim always called me) but spelt it differently, always had to help her with spelling things..lol..she had dyslexia but the way I approached it made her and I both laugh(most of the time..teehee) I have so so very many memories with Kim...we were inseparable for most of our early to mid twenties, a crucial part of both our lives. We had our ups and downs. Both trying to stay away and out of troublesome situations/times. We both took so much care of one another. Kim and I were pretty much sisters. We know everything about one another.
I knew all about her sickness issues forever. I did my research for years. Kim was my roomate for almost 6 years, I wouldn't have had it any other way. I had moved away back to NY and we never ever lost touch.
I drove to visit her in both South Carolina( where we shared the most incredible memories and years of our lives) and her hometown Connecticut,  where I met some of the most important people in her life ❤  she was my sister! I love her so much and not once did we ever ever ever hang ip the phone without telling eachother just that. I have so much more to write. Unfortunately I am extremely sad and upset so my next stories will come to follow.
Kimberly taught me many things about myself , about life, about art and poetry and what it is like to have such an amazing friend. I love you so much! I know you are always with me forever. You are amazing, ALWAYS!

Our last interactions on Messenger. Part 2

Shared by Nichelle Nichols on March 22, 2021
Kim and I had met someone new and were excited. I don't know what happened. If you know this person, please connect me. I would love more information about what was going on with Kim. After this, she never messaged me again. I, of course, messaged her several times. :(