Nancy James Baatz, nee Vroman, 65, entered into rest on Aug. 5, 2009, at her home in Naples, Fla.
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Nancy was born on March 2, 1944, the third of five children to William and Eleanor Vroman. She grew up in Maplewood, N.J., graduating from Columbia High School in 1962.
She married Edward R. Baatz and moved to Green Township., N.J., where she raised her two children.
Later, Nancy lived winters in Naples, Fla., where she volunteered with Relay For Life and worked part time at Jo-Ann Fabrics. She spent her summers in Livingston, where she volunteered with many charities such as Relay For Life, Livingston Food Pantry and Community Closet. She also helped set up a shelter for and volunteered with the Battered Women's Network (now the Tri-County Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault).
In her free time, Nancy enjoyed sewing, making beautiful quilts for her family and friends and other crafts. She liked to spend time on the beautiful beaches of Naples, collecting seashells and watching the dolphins. She also loved to play Scrabble with her friends. Above all, she enjoyed spending her time with family and friends in Naples and Livingston.
Nancy is survived by her son Edward R. (Ron) Baatz of Naples, Fla.; daughter Victoria Baatz Duffy and her husband Justin Duffy, of Oxford, N.J.; newborn granddaughter, Alexandra Faith Duffy; brothers, William and his wife Hilda, of Piscataway, N.J., and Robert and his wife Virginia, of Marco Island, Fla.; nephews Robert, of Maplewood, N.J., and Richard, of Randolph, N.J.; and nieces Renee Vroman Brown, of Marco Island, Fla., Julianna, of Asbury Park, N.J., Theresa Vroman Maistrow, Jennifer, and Christina, all of Piscataway, N.J.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Eleanor Vroman; sister, Eleanor Radcliffe; and brother, Richard Vroman.
A private family service was held in Naples, Fla., Aug. 10, 2009.
For friends wishing to pay respects, a memorial service will take place at Nancy's home, 2103 Sun Ave., Livingston, at 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, 2009.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 30, 2009