Nancy Moreno (1924 - 2012)

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Nancy Moreno of Juneau & formerly of Sitka passed
on to glory on 7/9/2012 surrounded by loved ones.

A memorial service, followed by a cultural memorial, were held on Sunday, 7/15/2012, at T&H Community Council Building. Sitka ANS service, followed by a cultural memorial, will be held on Monday, 7/16 at the NaaKaa Hidi; and a church service will be held at ANB Hall on Tuesday, 7/17, time pending.
Nancy was born in Sitka, AK, to Charles & Lena (Paul) Fulton on 9/27/24. Her Tlingit name Kaheets Tlaa, she was Kaagwaantaan from the Chaakudi Hit, and she was the child and grandchild of theLuknaxadi. She was a member of Sealaska Corp., SheeAtika, T&H Tribes of AK, Sitka Tribes of AK, Sitka American Legion Auxiliary and Sitka ANS, her grandmother having enrolled her at 9 yrs. old. Four of her uncles were instrumental in forming ANB: Andrew Hope, Andrew Wanamaker, George Benson. Nancy attended Sheldon Jackson School & Wrangell Institute. She began her career as a cannery worker, enjoying all the travel & friends she made along the way. After marrying Matthew Lee, she settled in Juneau. After she and Matt lovingly parted, she met & married love of life Daniel G. Moreno. She worked sewing moccasins, leather gloves, handbags and hats. She made most of those items for Nina's Originals, who sold Nancy's work at herboutique in New York City. After gaining experience as a laundry worker for Alaska Laundry & Cleaners, she and Dan moved to Sitka, where she worked for Mt. Edgecumbe School, and finished her career at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital as a sanitary custodian.
Nancy loved to fish with husband Dan, leaving right after work Friday & returning Sunday night; they also loved to pick berries together. She loved going to bingo, especially with sons Dan & Paul, garage saling with daughter Sharon up until 85 yrs. old. She especially loved watching her sons and grandchildren play sports up until she was 86. A great fan of Gold Medal, she and daughter Janette shared the same sense of humor and had a ball. Though shy, she had a great sense of humor, and especially enjoyed, as a child of the Coho, flirting with the Coho men. Especially loved spending time with family both at gathering and individually. She will be dearly missed not only by family, but by many, many friends.
Nancy was preceded in death by parents Charles & Lena Fulton, husband Dan Moreno, Sr., son Dan Moreno, Jr., daughters Karen Lee & Teresa Ann Moreno, brother Thomas Fulton, and sisters Minnie Magboo and Edna Widmark. She is survived by daughters Sharon Lee & Janette Brakes, & sons Matthew Lee, Jr., & Paul Moreno, and grandson, who became son, Dwayne Lee, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Honorary Pall Bearers are Ann Armstrong, Herman Davis, Mary Miller, Walter & Norman Smith, Foethel Makinen, Buddy Howard, Irma Button, Loretta Ness, Wilma Bacon, John Martin, Ed Kunz and Anita Wright. Juneau Pall Bearers are John James, Benny Benson, Victor Johnson, Billy Williams, Cory Smith, Norman Sarabia, Willie Brown & Debi Evans. Sitka Pall Bearers are Anthony Moreno, Thomas Moreno, Chuck Miller, Phil Nielsen, Chad Titell, Nels Lawson III, Brian James and Mike Spoon.
Published in The Juneau Empire on July 17, 2012
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