Virginia B. Harmon


(Jan. 15, 2006)

Word has been received here that Virginia B. (Nims) Harmon, formerly of Powell, died Jan. 15 in Deming, N.M. at the age of 83.

A memorial service was held at Bethel Baptist church in Deming.

She was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on Oct. 23, 1922, the third child of Roy L. and Emmaline (Weaver) Bandy. During her high school years in Carthage, Mo., she discovered her gift of song, and when she graduated from high school, she was offered a scholarship to study music.

When she moved back to Ft. Worth to be close to her sisters, she met and married Gene Brusenhan, and they moved to the Midland, Texas, area and had three children. After his death, she met and married Fred Nims. During those years, Fred and Ginnie moved to Powell where she blessed her family and friends at First Southern Baptist Church with her music, just as she did everywhere she went.

After Fred’s death, she married a dear friend, Ray Harmon of Deming, N.M. She continued singing at a variety of churches in the Deming area, including her own, until just weeks before her death. She loved her family, singing, and most of all, she loved Jesus. Her voice was always used to glorify Him.

Survivors include her husband, Ray Harmon of Deming, N.M.; children Michael and Jenny Brusenhan of Ft. Worth, Kelly and Debbie Brusenhan of Columbus, Ohio, Ed and Molly (Brusenhan) Black of Wichita Falls, Texas, Lynette (Nims) Spencer of Ft. Worth and Nick and Jackie Nims of Ft. Worth; a niece, Cheryl (Acker) Stearns of Powell; a nephew, Dr. Ray Acker of Powell; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Rose Marie (Bandy) Acker and Dorothy (Bandy) Owen.