Nancy, you were my first boss, a great mentor and a dear friend. You are always in my prayers.
I wrote, the other night, how 'I' was feeling...So Sad. Today it's a bit better, more uplifting, so I'm hoping Mark, and Barbara, and all of Nancy's close and extended FAMILY are doing better. Missing her, sure. But knowing she's not in pain. I think we're hurting more, now, than she is. Many Blessings to all of Nancy's Family. \0/ I have committed my donation of 19.76 a month to the Cancer Society, and am very glad to do it in Memory of our Beloved LHS 76 Classmate.
I dated Nancy through high school. She seem to touch everyones heart with her bright smile and kind heart. I kept in touch with her throughout the years. She will always be a part of my soul and will always have a place in my heart!
such a wonderful person, full of life,giving so much..she is missed so much by so many... God bless
Please know, Hun, that I had search for you over the past five or so years. I didn't know your married name.
I just knew I wanted to find you. I remembered you as a strong woman, and as a respectable, responsible
and Fun Gal Pal; and a 'way back' Friend I would have like to get reaquainted with. And I thought FaceBook
would reconnect us, almost immediately. You were out there, and I knew it, but I just didn't find you. And, of
course, as usual, Life got in the way, work and bills and stuff... But I still searched from time-to-time.
I wanted to re-connect because our moms, who have also passed, were such great bowling buddies. But,
also, I missed YOU. Having come back to my 'home' in Florida, and back to my sisters and their families...it
was a bittersweet 'homecoming'. I was divorced, coming 'home' to ... absolutely nothing ... but two sisters and
their families. A great jump of Faith. I needed to reaquaint myself with old pals, old locations, good memories,
and the things I loved unconditionally 'way back then' ... school, and church.
Karen Edkin and I were chatting on FB and your name came up, not more than two weeks ago. I told her how
I'd been 'lurking' for you and she said you were her FBF, and not doing well because of breast cancer. So I
just 'put it out there' and Carolyn Swearingen and others told me of your name, and a little bit of the 'crap'
you've been putting up with in the past year.
I 'found you' on the Saturday -- before you died a few days later.
I am heartbroken. I had told my 'work family' that I was actively looking for you--a good pal of mine. And a few
days later, got them together and read your Obituary. They were in complete, fascinated, awe. My boss
asked me if you were my 'Doppleganger' ... because of the cats, the love of the Sun'n'Fun airshows, the
journalism, the 'forever feet in the sand' , the jewelry crafting, and no natural children.
I just cried.
I missed the opportunity to know you 'as an adult' as we were just kids, back in the day. I missed so much by
not knowing you as the woman you turned out to be --- the GREAT WOMAN, you turned out to be. And the
thing I missed, so most, was holding your hand along the journey you were taking. That's what I didn't know, I
had missed so much.
Your Obituary told me so much about you, so much of it that I share. We are only 25 days apart in birthdays,
So I just wanted to say...I missed you then, and I miss you now. How close we came to being Gal Pals again,
like our Moms...I can't say. Just know that you have lit a fire in my life...if you want to find someone that
meant everything to you, do it now. Just. Do. It. FIND THEM...and tell them what They meant, and mean, to
I love you Nan. You are what I want to be when I grow up.
But life will go on. And we will miss you, Nan, as I missed you, and searched for you, but I was too late.
I am so sorry for that. But your Life will be a beacon for me. Just because YOU WERE IN IT.
I love you, and I'll miss you.
She impacted my life in such a powerful way. I will always cherish the gift of love and friendship she gave to me.
Knew Nancy briefly. A graceful lady indeed. Sorry for the untimely passing.
Nancy was a dear friend for more than twenty years. Mark was such a wonderful match for Nancy.
I, and everyone, miss her terribly.
The world has lost one of the truely good people. Nancy will be missed.
The world will miss you Nancy. May you be with God the father.
A terrific lady full of laughter, fun to work with, and the best smile ever. Her wonderful spirit and energy made me smile, made everyone smile....
Though we knew each other for such a short time I am blessed to have been friends. She is and always will be a beautiful women. I will miss you but know you are at peace. My prayers go out to Mark, Barb and family. May you be comforted knowing she is with the lord.
Dear and wonderful Nancy – a woman resplendent with wit, strength, kindness and intelligence. Knowing her as a colleague and friend was a gift to my life, and to the lives of countless others. We are all saddened by her death, and yet so grateful for her lovely presence on the planet.
I met Nancy as a child, but I didn't get to know her until last year when our paths met again. She'd just begun her battle with cancer and I remember admiring her positive, yet determined attitude. She never lost that outlook throughout the struggles. She always smiled and her smile was contagious. I am blessed to have known such a gorgeous inspirational woman and I will never forget her or her words of encouragement. Rest in peace, Nancy. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, may you all find peace and comfort in her memory and knowing she is pain free now.
Nancy was a sweet woman and a good friend. I truly enjoyed working with her at the Ledger for many years. So sorry to hear she has passed, but find peace because she knew the Lord,is without pain and with Him now. My prayers are with her family.
We are sad, but grateful you were in our lives.
Talking and spending time taught me what a powerful impact a father can have on a daughter. I'd like to think her influence helped make me a better parent. I will never forget her absolute glee as we walked the ramps and hangars at Fantasy of Flight, looking at airplanes she clearly had an affection for. The DC-3 was a favorite.
Nancy lived big and shared her embrace of life with those she met. I'm certainly better for having known her. She'll be in my thoughts for the remainder of my life, I have no doubt. Find peace, Nancy. You deserve it.
Nancy you are a true angel...may comfort and love surround your family in this difficult time.
I hope we can all find comfort in our sweet memories of Nancy. Praying for all of you.
Nancy was the best friend anyone could ever have, and mine for over 30 years. Her fun spirit, even temper and grace, is something I will strive for daily in her memory. Rest in peace girlfriend, I will never forget you.
We were among the many Nancys back in the day at The Ledger. Nancy Graham Jump was at the top of the list. She was generous with her time, talents and patience and always found a way to help anyone who sought her out. I am sad that we've lost her and sad that she had to deal with such a horrible disease. But I'm glad that her struggle is over and she is at peace. My heart goes out to Mark, her family and all of the others, like myself, who cared so much for her.
So sad, too young and so full of life.