Carol R. Nedderman | Obituary

June 13, 1945- February 20, 2024

In celebration to Carol R Nedderman, loving and loved companion and wife of Auburn Architect, Alan C Keimig, passed away the early morning of February 20, 2024 at their home in Auburn, Washington due to Parkinson’s complications after several arduous years of confronting the disease. Carol is survived by her husband, Alan Keimig, her three children, sons Kenneth Nishiyiori of Vashon Island, WA, Karl Nishiyori, Federal Way, WA and daughter Kathleen Kay Nishiyori, Vashon Island, WA; her five stepchildren, Randall Keimig, Angela Mansell (David Westfall), Christina Keimig, John Keimig (Michele) and Jene’ Keimig (Lonny Anglemyer), 14 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren, and a recent born Great Great Grandaughter; Carol’s siblings, Sylvia Nishiyori (Roy) of Sumner, WA and Alice Wales (Richard) of Bellingham, WA.

Carol was born in Russellville, Kentucky on June 13, 1945, to Katherine Markham and Thomas R Nedderman, while he was with the Army in the European theater during World War II. Upon his military release the family relocated to Tom’s Washington roots, Vashon Island, where Carol spent her formative years and attended school through high school.

Completing school, Carol married Taro Nishiyori and relocated to the Burien area where Taro attended the University of Washington, then spent time working for Boeing. During this period the family moved to the Auburn area where Carol began her employment at Brandts Western Wear, until it closed, and then became a well recognized Manager at Wagner’s Hobby in downtown Auburn. She continued working there until it closed after new ownership as Ultimate Hobbies. It was while working at Wagner’s that Carol met Alan, in 1990, and they became a familiar couple within the Auburn community, continuing with business and social appearances until her recent death.

Carol, although a devoted homebody, was an outgoing individual. She loved helping at the family Architectural business and was extremely knowledgeable about the hobby business, always ready to help customers with even the most technical aspects of model planes, helicopters, boats, RC racing, and any aspect of the arts and craft supplies. She was very talented in any artistic endeavor she chose to pursue. In that vein, she and Alan became supporting sponsors of Auburn’s art shows during Good Old Days and supporters of the White River Museum’s December Art Show.

Carol will be dearly missed by her husband Alan, after spending every day over the last 34 years together. Her children and stepchildren adored her as an attentive, always available, individual and grandparent, to support their causes and ambitions. Carol was an avid gardener and birder always tending to her flower beds or noticing a new intruder to the feeders.

Instead of flowers the family is asking that tributes to Carol be made by supporting research to understanding and addressing Parkinson’s disease, which took Carol of her life at too early an age. We would also ask that you support elected officials who are dedicated to providing adequate funding for related research for these autoimmune conditions which plague our population and strip the vitality from the best among us.