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 :)
Recent stories

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. :(

Our last interactions on Messenger.

Shared by Nichelle Nichols on March 22, 2021
This makes me so sad.. Fede is an attorney and Roy Vargas was Fede's friend and the attorney that they used for the divorce. I am sure that less represented than Fede. I wish that she would have reached out to me. I should have gone down to see her again. This makes me so mad and sad.

My first trip to Costa Rica - 2012 maybe

Shared by Nichelle Nichols on March 22, 2021
I love traveling and your father and mother came to pick me up at the airport. I was meeting your father for the first time and learning about normal life in Costa Rice, which is quite different than the states. I knew a little Spanish but not as much as I would have liked. I knew enough to get around. At that point, I knew more Spanish than your mom. I don't think your mom had a cell phone with internet and internet wasn't consistent at home either. I showed Kim the app that I use to learn Spanish and told her about Google Translate. We went to the cell phone store to get her a phone with internet - which is challenging when no one spoke each other's languages fluently, lol. 

She was trying to figure out 'married' life - what to expect. Being a new mom, taking care of You/ Noah was her full-time job. You were around 2 years old. Fede's family was very worried about you getting dengue fever from a mosquito bite and didn't want you and Kim to travel much with me. But with permission, we got a mosquito net, hopped on a bus and went to Manuel Antonio National Park. One of my favorite pictures of your mom is over looking the beach in Quepos. You would not let us eat without crying. You wanted us to be walking around the whole time. So we took turns eating. 

Your mom / Kim did not have any friends when I went there. Maybe she had a few acquaintances but no one that she could go to dinner with or shopping... Fede's sisters had been pretty nice to Kim but there were politics / drama there. I encouraged her to meet more English speaking travelers at hostels / backpacking hotels. There had to be more people that spoken English and wanted to hang out. I think Kim would have gotten a job at a place where English travelers went, if she wasn't a full time mom. It is fairly normal for new moms to not have much interaction with adults with young children. However, this was the beginning of her lack of support. I was only there for 1 week and I had made plans to travel further south on my own. Looking back, I wish I had spent all my time with her. I had begun to get frustrated on her behalf. I had showed her some tools and encouraged her - that was all I could do then.