Nancy L. Risser

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Nancy L. Risser

Nancy L. Risser, 65, of Seattle, died suddenly on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Born in Lancaster, PA, she was the daughter of Allen and Ida Risser.

Nancy graduated from Manheim Township High School in 1966 and then Alfred University in 1970 with a B.S. in Nursing. She then went on to earn an M.S. in Nursing from the University of Washington in 1972. She worked in health care, primarily as a nurse practitioner and a clinical specialist for the Veterans Administration for over 40 years. Additionally, she served on the clinical faculty at the University of Washington. Nancy was dedicated to patient care and was recognized numerous times for the quality of her care, including being a 2005 New York Times Nurse of the Year.

Nancy is survived by her devoted husband of 38 years, Terry Montgomery, and her two loving sons, David Montgomery, of Taipei, Taiwan, and Daniel Montgomery, of Allentown, PA.

She is also survived by three brothers and two sisters: Kenneth, husband of Vickie, New Kent, VA; Jeffrey, husband of Madeleine, Lawrenceville, GA; Judy, wife of Paul Debban, Snellville, GA; Philip, husband of Lisa, Leola, PA; and Lucinda, wife of Gary Biesecker, Dallas, PA.

Nancy enjoyed travelling, gardening, making pottery, and spending time with her family. She was an avid reader, with great curiosity about the world.

Funeral services will take place at Trinity United Methodist Church, Seattle, WA, on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2 pm. There will also be a memorial service at Highland Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, PA, on February 22, 2014, with a visitation hour at 10:00 am, followed by a service at 11:00 am. Donations may be made in Nancy's memory to Partners in Health or .
Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2014
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