James Franklin Nester passed away unexpectedly in Glenwood Springs, CO on May 18th, 2014.
Jim was born in St. Albans, West Virginia on September 7th, 1936 to Leonard Nester and Ann Wells. He was an only child, but enjoyed the fine company of extended family in St. Albans while growing up nearby in Virginia. He was grateful for the enduring support of the Nester clan, which afforded him the confidence and the financial means to pursue a college degree and a start on a fulfilling career path. After attending high school in Pomeroy, Ohio, he completed his Bachelors and Masters degree in Chemical Engineering at Ohio State University. During his time in Ohio, he met and married Helen Piccinini. They had many happy times together and recently celebrated 53 years of marriage on May 6th.