Nathan Timothy Simon

Died: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019


Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
Location: Beaver Creek Chapel in Avon


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Nathan left this world on August 5th losing his decade long battle with addiction. Today we now know that his sufferings and struggles have come to an end. Our family and friends will all miss him dearly but can all rest assured Nathan is now in a better place where his soul is free to rest.

Born and raised in the Vail Valley, Nathan had a deep bond to everything that comes with living here. He had an immense love for all things outdoors, whether it was skiing, biking, fishing or hiking aimlessly around the wilderness connecting with the earth and himself.  Nathan was an avid hockey player and advocate for the sport. He grew up on skates and bled for the experience of being a hockey player. To most of us this is how he will be remembered, however, Nathan was so much more than an athlete to those who were truly close to him. Nathan was always searching in every direction for ways to better himself.  He loved literature and seemed to always be exploring different aspects of life through books, magazines or podcasts. He had a longing to always know more, to always ask why and to look for truth in things that were being taught to him. We will always remember him as being an over achiever and a thrill seeker always looking to go bigger, harder, faster and longer.

Nathan graduated from Vail Christian High School and continued his education at Gustavus Adolfus College in Minnesota with a degree in Economic Geography.

Family was the most important thing to Nathan. He loved spending his summers in Michigan at Fisher Lake with family.  Nathan had a special place in his heart for his cousins and always strived to be a part of what was happening in the Big Mitten. It was a yearly occurrence to have ended his summers water logged and with a heart full of gratitude and love for having been able to spend his precious summer days as a child in the company of his beloved grandparents and cousins.

Nathan is survived by his mother Bernadette, his father Tim and his brothers Justin and Elliott, his grandmother Joan, 27 aunts and uncles, 40 first cousins and 32 second cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made “in memory of Nathan Simon” to:
Our Hope Center Eagle River Valley       P.O. Box 2127, Eagle, Co.  81631                                  970-306-4673    ourhopecenter.org

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Lance Carlson
   Posted Mon August 12, 2019
Tim and Bernie,

I am sorry to here about Nate's passing. It is beyond belief. I was fortunuate and blessed to have coached Nate. He was such good kid, and I am sure turned out to be a good person. I have no idea the pain that is felt by your family. But I know that group of kids made me a lucky coach, and Nate was one of my favorites. My heart goes out to your family. Now he is in God's care.

Lance Carlson

Karen Onderdonk
   Posted Tue August 13, 2019
I am thinking of you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss and pain. We love you!

Rohn & Debbie Robbins
   Posted Tue August 13, 2019
We are so deeply moved and sorry for your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts.

Dave and Kim Schramm
   Posted Wed August 14, 2019
Tim and Bernie, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and will be sending good thoughts your way.

Reg & Michelle DelPonte
   Posted Wed August 14, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Words can not express how sad we are. We both had the pleasure of spending time with Nathan just recently helping us plant a tree. He was not only witty/funny but thoughtful and respectful all at the same time. We were both so impressed with the presence and confidence he showed. Our prayer has been that the Lord would comfort you and your family. As it says in Proverbs, that the Lord will give you peace beyond comprehension during hard times. We value our relationship with your family and just wanted to say God Bless. -- Reg and Michelle DelPonte

Jackie Barnes
   Posted Thu August 15, 2019
My heart goes out to you at this extraordinary time of sadness. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of all the boys in the Eagle-Vail neighborhood, especially when Wyatt and Justin were good buddies and it felt like such a big happy family. I believe those happy memories will keep Nate alive for you the rest of your days. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jeff and Gina Johnson
   Posted Thu August 15, 2019
Tim, Bernadette, Justin and Elliott,

We are so sorry and heartbroken over your loss and hold you all in our prayers.

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. -- 2 Thessalonians 3:16

michelle schlund
   Posted Thu August 15, 2019
Tim and Bernadette,
my broken heart has broken a little more for you.No parent should ever have to experience the death of their child............sending understanding hugs, Logan's mom.

Jim and Donna Pratt
   Posted Thu August 15, 2019
Dear Tim, Bernie, Justin, and Elliott,
Our hearts are broken for all of you with the loss of Nathan. We hold you all in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.

Jim and Donna

Sue Provost
   Posted Fri August 16, 2019
To the Simon Family,
We are so sadden by this news and are holding you in our prayers for the days, weeks and months ahead. Hold those precious memories close to your heart. Sending peace, love and strength to all of you!
The Provost Family, Sue, Max and Jessica

Steve and Suzy Benham
   Posted Fri August 16, 2019
Dear Tim, Bernie, Justin and Elliott,
Although we cannot be there with you, we are present with you in heart and spirit on this sad day, as you grieve Nathan’s passing and celebrate his life. May fond shared memories comfort you, today surrounded by family and friends, and into your quiet moments to come. Sending prayers of peace for Nathan and for you.
We love you,
Steve and Suzy Benham

Anne & Todd Shainholtz
   Posted Sat August 17, 2019
Dear Tim, Bernadette, Justin & Elliot,
We are so sad to hear that Nate is no longer with us. He will be remembered as a great friend of Stephen's, great football player and just an awesome person!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bobbie Sessions
   Posted Sat August 17, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Nate’s passing. He and I worked together at Austin Recovery. He was a great guy with a sweet soul, he inspired many. My condolences to his friends and family.

David and Patti Jernigan
   Posted Tue September 03, 2019
We’re so very sorry for your loss of your precious son. We pray for God’s love, peace, and presence will bring some comfort for each of you during this time , and for the days ahead. Rest in Him and in His sovereign love.

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