Kathleen G. Nes

October 23, 1990

Kathleen G. Nes, a golfer and professional painter, was killed last Thursday in an automobile accident at Falls Road and Seminary Avenue. She was 86 and lived in Shawan.

A memorial service for Mrs. Nes will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, St. Thomas Lane and Garrison Forest Road.

She was known for her portraits of children and for her landscapes.

The former Kathleen Garnham became was well known as an amateur golfer and was named golfer of the year in 1931 by women golfers in England.

A member of Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, she last won the club championship in 1972 at the age of 68. She also was a consistent winner in the Women's Golf Association Senior Championships, winning the 70-and-over class five of the first six years she was eligible, missing only in a year when a broken wrist kept her from the competition.

During World War II, she served as an officer in the British Women's Auxiliary Air Force

She came to Baltimore in 1948 after her marriage to Charles M. Nes Jr., a Baltimore architect. Mr. Nes died in 1989.

Her survivors include a stepson, Charles M. Nes III of Baltimore; a brother, Frank Garnham of England; and three stepgrandchildren.

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