Wednesday memorial for Susan Nahmens, flower garden designer


A memorial service for Woodside resident Susan Hayworth Nahmens is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, on the grounds of the Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County at 521 Kings Mountain Road in Woodside.

Ms. Nahmens, a flower garden designer and a one-time curator of the Woodside Store county museum on Tripp Road in Woodside, died in her sleep on Nov. 15 at her home in Emerald Hills. She was 64.

She grew up in Redwood City and married Bob Nahmens, a now-retired Woodside Fire Protection District battalion chief. They had two sons. The family enjoyed vacationing in Jackson Hole and Mendocino County.

Ms. Nahmens became known in the local community for the flower gardens she designed, including gardens on the Stanford University campus, estates in Woodside, and at the fire district's main station on Woodside Road.

She and her husband resided at the Woodside Store for several years, where she was a live-in curator, her sister Deborah Wade told the Almanac.

Ms. Nahmens was a natural athlete, her sister said. "No matter what sport it was, she could go out and do it," she said. Later in life, when illness reduced her options for physical activity, Ms. Nahmens took up fantasy football and got "very involved," Ms. Wade said.

Ms. Nahmens is survived by her husband Bob; her sisters Deborah Wade of San Jose, Pamela Hunt of Capitola and Nancy Becker of Salt Lake City; her sons Mark of Portola Valley and Tom of Morgan Hill; and her grandson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation at 3111 Woodside Road, Woodside CA 94062.

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Posted by Mark Reisinger
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on May 9, 2017 at 9:56 am

Although I'm two years late with this I want to express my sincere condolences to Pam, Debbie and Nancy for the loss of their dear sister. I remember you all fondly and wish you well.

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