Nancy Pivonka, 95, of Stoneham, Colorado died Thursday, July 11, 2013, in Fort Collins, Colorado.
She was born January 9, 1918 in Kansas City, Kansas, to Vido and Vincenza (Pisciotta) Ferrera. Her parents emigrated from Sicily in 1905. One of Nancy's sisters was born on this ship.
She grew up in an Italian community and once lived in Casey Stengel's house in Kansas City, Kansas.
She graduated from Jane Hayes School in Kansas City.
During World War II, she worked in an egg dehydration factory preparing K-rations. After the war she worked in a coat factory.
She married Ed Pivonka in 1953 and moved to Stoneham, Colorado, where she was a rural mail carrier for 30 years.
While Ed and Nancy had no children, she loved her many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ed, two brothers, Tony and Frank, and three sisters, Vida Piscodga, Grace Phillips, and Mariann Carleton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at St. John's Church in Stoneham, Colorado.
Interment will be in Prairie View Cemetery in Stoneham.