ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Nicole Kimber 32 years old, born on January 12, 1979 and passed away on August 9, 2011. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Susi Clark on January 13, 2021
I love coming back here to see the stories and tributes and I am especially impressed by your auntie Elayne who is now already 83. I can't believe it's going to be 10 years this year already. Wow, where has the time gone? You will always be in our hearts my sweet friend! I was thinking about you a lot the other day while I was teaching kids how to write and illustrate their own book because I remembered that you used to read to kids. You were and will always be super inspiring to me. Much love!
Posted by elayne melton on January 12, 2021
we are now in the beginning of 2021, world is changing and not for the good! I am now 83 years old and have seen a lot and lost a lot, my niece julie being the latest, look for her please! i will always love and miss you a lot, you will be forever in my heart








Posted by Melissa Howard-Filek on January 10, 2021
Nicole ~
I miss you this time every year. Happy birthday week in heaven to my childhood BFF. I hope heaven has a beach somewhere you can get a killer tan, a cold beverage, & a good book! Love you.
Posted by elayne melton on August 10, 2020
auntie elayne will never forget you. love and miss you
Posted by Muthu Muthiah on August 9, 2020
I can’t believe it’s been 9 years, Nichole. Miss you and love you.
Posted by Susi Clark on August 9, 2020
I miss you every day. It's hard to believe that it's been 9 years already. It still feels like yesterday. Maybe you and Steffi have met by now and are laughing together. xo
Posted by Mary Lynn Sacco on January 13, 2020
Hi, Nicole,

Happy Birthday! Hope you're having an awesome time celebrating today. We sure do miss you, but I know you'd make fun of us if we were sad or sappy. I think of you every time I eat a berry medley or see someone drinking some green goop -- lol! Always try to wear my "big girl panties" in your honor.
Posted by elayne melton on January 12, 2020
i will never forget you and i will always love you. Happy Birthday
Posted by Melissa Howard-Filek on January 12, 2020
Happy birthday in heaven Nicole! We miss you so much.
Posted by elayne melton on August 9, 2019
I will always love and miss you!
Posted by Muthu Muthiah on January 12, 2019
Miss you and love you, Nicole, on your birthday and everyday.
Posted by elayne melton on January 12, 2019
never will I ever forget you! you are always in my heart ! Happy Birthday in heaven! I love you!
Posted by Lexie Fankhouser on January 12, 2019
Well… You should be 40 today. I should be calling you first thing to make fun of your crows feet, find out how many grays you sprouted overnight and ask how your age spots are coming along. You would probably then name your age spots and and send me texts from them. Id love to ask how your hubbs and kids are doing and see if they are giving you the kickass birthday you deserve, and threaten them all with my wrath if not. Come to think of it though, we probably would be together on a beach somewhere this weekend celebrating your ancientness. We would have books and magazines that we would never read because were too busy talking, sub sandwiches that we got in the morning that we would never eat because we found some dive restaurant with fresh crab and cold beer, and sunscreen that we would never reapply because we spent too long floating in the water and then we’d spend the rest of the weekend taking turns in an oatmeal bath. Still cracking up. Still talking. Me counting your grays and you telling me I’m 42 so SUCK IT Lexie G!!! I miss you every day Kiki. The big hole you’ve left in my life and in so many others’, though deep, painful and ragged, is there because we were lucky enough to have you when we did. I wouldn’t trade that empty space for never having known, loved, and adored you for anything. Love you always. Happy birthday Nicole.
Posted by Melissa Howard-Filek on January 12, 2019
Happy birthday in heaven Nicole! You’ll never be forgotten, are thought of often, and greatly missed. ❤️
Posted by elayne melton on August 9, 2018
Auntie Elayne will never forget you. I miss and love you infinity
Posted by Vivian Cid on January 13, 2018
I think of you often dear Nicole! We never met in person in this world but I will see you one day in Heaven!! You left such an impression in my life and I often brag to others about our special connection. I pray that your family and friends are doing well and that their lives are filled with happy memories of you.,
Posted by Anthony Greiner on January 12, 2018
Nicole Kimber is my sister's best friend and she's my birthday buddy. Not a day goes by where I don't think of her. She was a sweet person and always friendly. So, I now salute my birthday along with hers. She will always be missed, but never forgotten!
Posted by elayne melton on January 12, 2018
Another heavenly birthday with love, I will never forget you!!
Posted by Susi Clark on January 12, 2018
Happy Birthday! This might be cheesy, but I'll still do it. Any place I can connect with you, no matter how weird... you are always thought about and I miss you so much!
Posted by Matt Warren on January 5, 2018
Hi,
My name is Matt and I am a member of the Head & Neck Cancer Forum at the Cancer Survivor Network. In 2013 I came across this post by Nicole (nkimber, in the forum). I found it to be very heartfelt and I have been reposting it back to the top of the H&N forum every January. Many H&N members were very fond of Nicole. Thank You

January1, 2011 – 3:17 pm
Intensions For 2011
After a very inspiring yoga class this afternoon, I began to think about my intentions for 2011... in some ways a little more strict than resolutions, but in some ways a little more relaxed! Instead of vowing to do something all year, and then giving up when you break a rule, I think of intentions more as something you can reflect on every day, and even make strides to improve upon them. If you don't quite realize one of your intentions on any given day, just think about how to make it true the next!

So, I wanted to share mine... open for comment or suggestions of course... maybe by throwing these out there I will do a better job of holding myself accountable to them :)

1. I intend not to be discouraged. Undoubtedly this year will bring many challenges, but I am a tough girl..... I will overcome them! I cannot let myself be discouraged, but rather take everything that comes at me and use it as a catalyst for improvement. Improvement of my health, my medical team, my daily diet and activities, my holistic healing team, and my strength.

2. I intend to show those whom I love how much they mean to me every chance I get. This experience has brought into light those of my family and friends who can be counted on, and who cannot. It is very strange blessing in disguise! I need to show those who I care about, and who care about me, how much I love them. Being there for them through these difficult times is just as important as them being there for me.

3. I intend to share my blessings with others. It may be small on some days, and large on others, but I want to do a better job of taking the blessings I have been given, and using them to help others. What does this mean? I don't know exactly, but I do know where to start. Continuing to be a positive face every time I visit the hospital, trying to put smiles on the faces of others who are going through difficult times, and finding a way to help others who are not as fortunate are a start. Hopefully this intention will blossom into something amazing over the course of 2011.

4. I intend to have increasing faith. I do have faith, but as many of you know, it is hard not to question what is happening. I intend to start each day off with a conversation with God. Hopefully this conversation brings me a better understanding of not only what is happening, but of what I need to do to realize all of my other intentions! I will keep praying that the right path comes to me :)

I have a feeling that these will evolve as the year goes on, but I will do my best to reflect upon them every day and make them come true!

I wish all of you the very best 2011... feel free to share your intentions too!!!

Lots of hugs,

Nicole
Posted by elayne melton on August 9, 2017
I will never forget you my precious one. I will love you forever and beyond!
Posted by Heather McKenzie on January 13, 2017
Happy Birthday Nicole - still think about you often and look at the pics from your "dirty 30" celebration in SF :) Miss you.
Posted by elayne melton on January 12, 2017
Happy Birthday my precious Nicole. Auntie Elayne loves and misses you still!!!
Posted by Susi Clark on January 12, 2017
You are so missed! Happy Birthday angel!
Posted by Mary Lynn Sacco on January 12, 2017
Happy birthday, special Nicole! Hope you're popping the cork on some wonderful bubbly while you spread your angel wings over all of us. You are sooo missed!
Posted by robyn williams on August 13, 2016
I took my daughter and her best friend to an event last night, and as I watched them have the time of their lives, I began to cry..... It brought back so many childhood memories of us. It's hard still for me that I can't call or text you or Facebook message you to share these moments with you. Love and miss you so much!
Posted by paula ruiz on August 10, 2016
Nicolsita!!!! I just came back from visiting your memorial at Rollins....still so unreal not to have you with us...for now I will rely on our moments together until we get to hang out next... Love u a lot. Your laugh still clear and loud in me. :) Please keep sending those memory vibes from up there!!
Posted by Susi Clark on August 9, 2016
Thank you for all you've done! I wish there were more people like you! I wish you were still here!
Posted by elayne melton on August 9, 2016
Auntie Elayne will never forget you. I miss and love you so much!!!
Posted by Aaron Wright on August 9, 2016
The strangest thing.
This morning I was on the way into Virginia beach with my wife and son and for some random reason I remembered an argument I had with Nicole all the way back in our junior year if high school regarding if it would be much different to live on the east coast. It seems petty and certainly extremely random but for some reason I remembered her saying that as a surfer I should make sure to go surf on the east coast before finalizing my opinion. I have know ideahow this came about in my head and how it would be relivent to anything at all, loll .
Strange part was that while chatting with my wife I randomly saw a web update in my email regarding Nicole I noticed today was the anniversary of her passing, I felt a sad calm come over me.miss you Nicole. Save a spot in the buffet line for me in heaven. I gonna be hungry when I get there if this economy docent perk up soo
Posted by Muthu Muthiah on May 28, 2016
Love and miss you dearly, Nicole. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you.
Posted by L S on January 12, 2016
Thinking of you on your Birthday......
Posted by elayne melton on January 12, 2016
Never forget you my precious Nicole. Auntie Elayne loves you!
Posted by Chris Conlon on January 12, 2016
Happy Birthday Nicole.
Posted by Susi Clark on January 12, 2016
always thinking and talking about you... your light shines on. Happy Birthday!
Posted by Pauline Zamudio on January 12, 2016
Happy Birthday Nicole
Posted by Pauline Zamudio on January 12, 2016
Happy Birthday from the Valley Breeze State Champs ⚾
Posted by Megan Van Gundy on January 12, 2016
Happy Birthday Beautiful Girl
Posted by Susi Clark on August 9, 2015
4 years couldn't have gone by any faster. It still feels like it was just yesterday! I miss you! You are always in my heart! xoxo
Posted by elayne melton on August 9, 2015
My precious Nicole, So hard to believe its been four years when the memory is so present. I will never forget you and you will always be in my heart. Auntie Elayne loves you!
Posted by robyn williams on August 9, 2015
Four years later and you'd think it's gotten a little bit easier to write on here....... Still thinking about you daily and telling my kids all the crazy stores about us grow up! I pray that my children each have a special friend like you in their lives! Miss you tons!
Posted by Vitaly Tovkach on January 13, 2015
Happy Birthday, Nicole!
Posted by elayne melton on January 12, 2015
Another birthday in heaven. I am thinking about you today and remembering how I used to call you and say, "is the right day" and you would laugh, that special laugh! I love and miss you Nicole. Auntie Elayne
Posted by Susi Clark on January 12, 2015
Remembering your birthday celebration from 4 years ago. It was snowing like crazy and during blizzard conditions you drove on Rt. 70 at 20mph for an hour or 2 behind a snow plow (can't exactly remember how long it was, but it was pure dedication) to make it to your surprise birthday dinner. Miss you much!
Posted by Mary Lynn Sacco on January 12, 2015
Nicole -- Know you're lighting heaven on fire from the glow not just from your b-day candles, but from your glorious spirit. Miss you so much! XOXO
Posted by robyn williams on January 12, 2015
Happy Birthday Nicole.... In honor of your birthday, I went and bought each of my daughters some Hello Kidy eyeshadow and some peach gum! They smiled from ear to ear! Love and miss you! Xxooxx
Posted by Muthu Muthiah on August 9, 2014
This is the day I hate the most, Nicole. The day you left us. I think about you all the time and wish you were here. I know I'll see you again, wherever you are, but till then, I'll miss you dearly. Love you, my friend.
Posted by Lexie Fankhouser on August 9, 2014
The most terrible day of the year. I love and miss you every day, Kiki. These three years without you have been emptier, duller, and sadder and there remains a hole that can't ever be filled. Things still happen and my very first thought is to call you about it. I'll love you always, Keeks. So much.
Posted by elayne melton on August 9, 2014
You are always on my mind. I love you infinity. Auntie Elayne
Posted by robyn williams on August 9, 2014
The saying is.... It gets easier with time, but I'm still waiting for that to happen. I was driving down the street the other day and these little kids were clearly up to no good, I saw water guns and rope, my first thought was I was annoyed with them so I stopped my car to tell them to knock it off...... Well before I could, a memory of us probably doing the same kind of thing jumped into my head and I began to cry...... I truly hope that each of my children have somebody in their lives as special as you were, and still are, to me! Love and miss you tons! XXOOXX Love, Hollywood :)
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Posted by Susi Clark on January 13, 2021
I love coming back here to see the stories and tributes and I am especially impressed by your auntie Elayne who is now already 83. I can't believe it's going to be 10 years this year already. Wow, where has the time gone? You will always be in our hearts my sweet friend! I was thinking about you a lot the other day while I was teaching kids how to write and illustrate their own book because I remembered that you used to read to kids. You were and will always be super inspiring to me. Much love!
Posted by elayne melton on January 12, 2021
we are now in the beginning of 2021, world is changing and not for the good! I am now 83 years old and have seen a lot and lost a lot, my niece julie being the latest, look for her please! i will always love and miss you a lot, you will be forever in my heart








Posted by Melissa Howard-Filek on January 10, 2021
Nicole ~
I miss you this time every year. Happy birthday week in heaven to my childhood BFF. I hope heaven has a beach somewhere you can get a killer tan, a cold beverage, & a good book! Love you.
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10 years later!

Shared by Anthony Greiner on January 10, 2021
Wow, this Tuesday is going to be 10 years since my birthday buddy has passed! Not a single birthday of mine goes by where I didn’t honor Nicole’s birthday as well as mine.  Not only was she a wonderful person; she was/is still my birthday buddy.  I know that she is continuing to look down on us all and make sure we are safe and well. 

Nicole's Citi Interview

Shared by Gretchen Kitzis on August 22, 2011

We had a monthly/fun newsletter for the Citigroup LAFC. I had the fun pleasure of interviewing Nicole for the October, 2003 issue.  Here is her interview, please enjoy!

Getting To Know…..Nicole Kimber: 

Well the suspense is over, California has won a Governor named Arnold and the LAFC has won a charming, funny LDA named Nicole Kimber.  And just to clarify, the funniest, smartest California Girl!  Miss Nicole was born and raised in Ventura, California where she attended Elementary and High School.  Opting to live on the “other coast”, Nicole graduated with a BBA in Marketing and BA in Computer Information Systems from St. Thomas University in Miami, FL.  Nicole also has her MBA with a concentration in Finance from Rollins College in Orlando, FL.  Nicole applied for a Citigroup LDA position through the career center at Rollins and was promptly contacted (without warning) the day of her graduation, landing an interview on the spot.  Her first LDA rotation was in the CRS (Corporate Realty Services) area in Building A.  Nicole believes that success should be the outcome of working towards something that is good, not towards something that simply stands a chance to succeed.

 

And Now….Kimber Trivia:  Nicole’s favorite flavor of ice cream is Mint Chocolate Chip (without the chips) – that sounds tricky!  Her favorite movie is anything that makes her laugh.  Favorite vacation spot is anywhere in the Greek Islands.  Favorite spot outside of work is the beach and favorite music is Alternative. 

 

If Stranded On A Desert Island, Nicole would want….. a surfboard, a volleyball & her best friend.

 

Extra Kimber Trivia:  If Nicole could have any job in the world she would want to be the Governor of California – and oh would there be lots of work to do!

Nicole was great fun.  Heaven has inherited a fun, happy and positive angel!

Where do I start??

Shared by robyn williams on August 14, 2011
When I think back on my childhood 2 things come straight to mind.... Softball and The Kimbers! My life consisted of softball practice, which Steve coached me and Nicole was on my teams, or sleep overs with Nicole. I can remember many trips in Donna's convertible to the mall where we ALWAYS managed to talk her into buying us matching outfits and way too much candy. I remember the first Billy Clawers (SP) dance that she took me to, and the first time we snuck out of her house after midnight to order pizza from Dominos. I remember my first prank call, which Melissa already spoke about, I remember doing eachothers make up, blue eyeshadow... Lol which should never be allowed. I remember the first time we went snorkeling out at the Anacapa islands, how I got so sea sick going out and she sat with me the entire ride holding my hair and rubbing my back. I remember the ski trip that we were suppose to go on but the night before she got into a little trouble with her Dad so he didn't let her go... I went anyways with the boys:-)! I remember her helping me for hours with my 5th grade state report, and us singing into wooden spoons and dancing like we belonged in the movie Girls Just Want To Have Fun.I remember her trying to teach me how to blow spit bubbles, I never quite figured it out. But what I remember the most about Nicole, which I've noticed everyone has talked about, was her laugh. She had this laugh that would make everybody laugh and forget about any worry they may have! I'd give anything to hear that laugh right now. Nicole, I love you like a sister and I will!