March 7, 2021
Puyallup, Washington - Nina Fournier was born on August 25, 1989 in Vancouver, WA to Perri (Fournier) Swenson and James Fournier. Nina was an extremely loving mother of two children, daughter, and sister. She left this world tragically on Sunday, March 7th, 2021 at the young age of 31.
Nina moved to Puyallup, WA in 1998. She graduated from Emerald Ridge High School in 2007. Nina worked 9 years as a Starbucks barista before deciding to pursue her dreams of becoming a hairstylist. She recently received her license in cosmetology from Summit Salon Academy in Tacoma, WA, and had been working for the past year at Society, a Salon in Sumner. Together, she and Kyle Greer raised a son, Colby(9), and a daughter, Ava(6).
Nina had a passion for beauty and fashion. She was able to express her creativity through herself and her clients. She was known for her sense of humor, kindness, and compassionate spirit. She greeted everyone with an infectious smile. Her greatest passion of all was spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed going on trips with her longtime partner Steven Perez. She also enjoyed going on hikes and having family game nights with Steven, her two children Colby and Ava, and Steven's son Mason.
Nina was preceded in death by her grandparents Delano Swenson, Wells and Natalie Fournier. She is survived by her son Colby Greer, and daughter Ava Greer, Grandmother Suzi Swenson, parents Perri Swenson and James Fournier, sister Krista and brother-in-law Adam Colbert, brothers Dennis Brumley, Alex Fournier, and Willis Kelo, three nieces, a nephew, and numerous other family members. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 10th, 2021 at the Life Center in Tacoma at 1 pm. If you would like to donate there is a memorial fund for Nina's children through GoFundMe.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) from Apr. 7 to Apr. 9, 2021.