Laurie E. Nimmons, 52, of Lehigh Acres, died Thursday, May 30, 2013.
Previously of Danbury, Conn., she attended Immaculate High School and Pfeiffer College in North Carolina.
She moved to Florida to pursue her dream of becoming a golf professional. She loved both playing and teaching the game, as well as fishing and playing softball.
A kidney transplant inspired her to play in the international transplant games, where she won a gold medal.
She is survived by her brother, William Nimmons of Eden, N.C.; many friends; and her loving pets.
She was predeceased by her brother, Andrew Nimmons; and her parents, James and Barbera (Beckwith) Nimmons.
Contributions may be made in her memory to ARC at: animalrefugecenter.com or to the National Kidney Foundation.