Sims, Marden David
Marden David Sims, 86, a 32-year resident of Kings Beach, passed away on Feb. 1, 2007.
Marden was born in St. David, Ariz., on Jan. 8, 1921, to Albert John Sims and Ella Holladay Sims. He lived and worked in Arizona during his younger years. Marden served in the U.S. Naval Reserves for four years during World War II and had a chance to travel the world.
After the war, he began his banking career in Arizona, where he met his wife of 59 years, Evelyn Kelton Sims. Marden’s banking occupation took him from Wickenburg and Phoenix, Ariz. to Sacramento, Stockton, South Lake Tahoe, Tracy, Yuba City, and Los Gatos. He retired as the manager of Wells Fargo North Tahoe Branch in January of 1983.
Marden was active in community affairs wherever he lived. His volunteer organizations included: Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, United Way, South Tahoe Recreation Commission, Tahoe Area Council, South Tahoe School Board, PTA, Kings Beach Over 50 club, and North Tahoe Fireman’s Association. He enjoyed retirement at North Tahoe and volunteered as a photographer for the North Tahoe Fireman’s Association for 10 years.
Marden and Evelyn enjoyed hiking and exploring the Tahoe area. Marden also took up downhill and cross-country skiing and skied well into his 70s. He was a loving husband, grandfather and neighbor, putting the needs of others before himself.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Evelyn, of Kings Beach; his son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Patrice Sims of Loomis, Calif.; and daughter and son-in-law, Marsha Sims Raney and John Raney of Davis, Calif. His four grandchildren are Emilie Sims of Chicago; Morgan Sims of Seattle; and Evan Raney and Molly Raney of Davis, Calif. His sister, Yeteve Pace; and brothers Eugene Sims and Keith Sims of Ariz.; and his brothers Joseph Sims of Texas; Dale Sims of Idaho; and George Sims of Utah also survive him.
The family would like to especially thank the Tahoe Forest Hospice organization for their caring assistance. The immediate family will hold a private memorial and scattering of ashes.
Any donations may be made in his memory to Tahoe Forest Hospice, P.O. Box 759, Truckee, CA, 96160.