Wilma J (Earls/Nimmons) Scofield passed away into the arms of Jesus on the morning of December 30, 2020, at the age of 84, in Paris, Kentucky. She battled a rare form of Sarcoma since August 2019, and had been living in KY with her family. He was born on May 29, 1936 in Williamstown West Virginia to Rev. James and Althea Earls.
She will be dearly missed by the Teen Challenge Family and especially by her daughters, Dana (Randy) Rowe, Dathel (Lloyd) Palmer, and Daphne (Andy) Marvin, grandsons, Jered (Kelly) Rowe and Jeremy (Kendyl) Rowe, granddaughters, Saxon and Skye Marvin, and 4 great-grandchildren, Maximus, Jeriah, Atticus, and Kaira.
Wilma married Rev. Royce Nimmons in July 1958, who passed away in 2001, they dedicated their lives to the ministry of pastoring, Teen Challenge, and children’s evangelism. Their journey with Teen Challenge began when they founded Austin Teen Challenge in 1966 and added the Fort Worth Teen Challenge in 1968. They continued their Teen Challenge ministry, founding and leading Teen Challenge of the Rocky Mountains from 1970 to 1991. They also assisted Dr. Randy & Dana Rowe with Teen Challenge of the Dakotas in 1995 and the Teen Challenge Family Center in San Jose, CA in 1999. Wilma started her teaching career in 1957 and continued teaching until she retired from public school teaching in 1999. Her favorite grades to teach were kindergarten and 2nd grade. She loved to teach children to read.
Wilma married Floyd Scofield in February 2004 where she continued with her ministry. In retirement she taught numerous Bible studies at the Greeley First Assembly of God Church. Most recently in the summer of 2020 she was teaching Bible Studies at the Teen Challenge in San Jose, CA sharing her love of Jesus. She wanted all to know how much they are loved by Jesus.
We remember Wilma with the beautiful scripture, 2 Timothy 4:7-8: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”
At a future date we will announce a memorial service to be held in Greeley. In Memory of Wilma donations can be sent to Teen Challenge NorWestCal Nevada c/o Dana Rowe, PO Box 24309. San Jose CA 95154, or online at www.teenchallenge.net.