Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Nan Grable Emerick

Nan Emerick passed away on Monday, June 14, 2010, at her home in Hailey. Nan was born on Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., on March 14, 1951, to Col. John Grable and Helene Weedman Grable. She attended grade school in Urbana, Ill., graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill., attended college at the University of Wisconsin and graduated from Sawyer College of Business in Evanston, Ill.

After moving to Sun Valley in the late l970s, she served as a receptionist and secretary for the mountain department at Sun Valley Co., and later as secretary for Paine Webber and A. G. Becker. In 1981, Nan opened Sun Valley Executive Services. She was appointed to the Ketchum City Council in 1993 and also served on the board of the Historic Preservation Commission and the Animal Shelter of-the Wood River Valley.

In 1991, Nan became a real estate agent with Renfro & Associates, later working for Coldwell Banker, Re/Max of Sun Valley, Sun Land Investments and Sotheby's. In 1998, Nan became a real estate broker and opened Nan Emerick & Associates.

Nan loved horseback riding, skiing and reading, and was an accomplished decorator. Nan married Michael Emerick in 1984, later divorcing.

Nan is survived by her children John Emerick and Jeff Emerick; three stepsons, Todd, Nathan and Will Emerick; mother, Helene Wiggins; sister, Judy Nicholson; and nephews, T.J. and Scott Nicholson. Her father, John Grable; brother, Robert Paul; and stepfather, Fred Wiggins preceded Nan in death.

Services were held on Saturday, June 19, at the Presbyterian Church of the Bigwood. Donations may be made in Nan's name to the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley, Box 1496, Hailey, ID 83333.

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