Nina Fry, born 1938 in Livingston, Tenn., passed away in Pueblo, April 28, 2016. She grew up in Akron, Ohio, attaining her MA degree in art at Kent State University in Akron. While teaching in Yuma, Ariz., she met her husband, Frank, and on retirement, moved to Trinidad, Colo., then to Pueblo in 1990, where Nina was a founding member of the Southern Colorado Watercolor Society, also founded the Exhibitionists, a group of women artists. She was also a member of a number of national water color organizations, including the Pikes Peak Water Color Society and the National Watercolor Honor Society. Nina's love of color and whimsical designs made her works distinctive and recognizable. After retirement from teaching, she devoted her life to painting and created a large body of work of watercolors, acrylics as well as making handmade paper. All of her work distinctively shows her love of bright, bold statements. All genres of her artwork have been displayed nationally and have won many awards. Her works hang in collections across the nation. Nina enjoyed traveling but was always glad to get home to her own backyard. She is survived by her husband, Frank; son, Scott of Austin, Texas; and brother, John Cravens of Dallas, Texas. Her memorial service is June 5, 2016, at 2 p.m. at her home, 1909 South Rd, Pueblo. Online condolences,

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. Nina was one of the most talented and creative artists in Pueblo. She was also a lovely person. I enjoyed her art tremendously and will miss very much seeing new creations. Cork and I will miss her but have wonderful memories.

  2. Dear Frank and Scott, Nina always inspired, entertained and motivated those students she worked with in public schools and in the art community. I valued her critiques and suggestions immensely. What talent and what a prolific artist she was. We will all miss her now, but remember and love her forever.

  3. Dear Frank and Scott, when I received the letter I knew what it would before opening. You will miss her and I will too. A piece of art as a Holiday card was something I always looked forward to. She is pain free now, but it would be better to have her with us. Take care of each other now.

  4. Dear Frank and Scott… So sad I was to read of Nina’s passing in the paper. Tom and I will be out of town on the day of her memorial but please know that our thoughts are with you at this time. Nina was the most generous, enthusiastic, talented, grounded, and caring artist and individual. Always ready with a smile and a hug when our paths crossed at Dorthy’s gallery… I will miss her.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook