Nancy Stence Tharp LUBBOCK- Nancy Stence Tharp, 75, passed away Thursday December 13, 2102. Services for Nancy will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2012 in Resthaven's Abbey Chapel in Lubbock. Visitation will be immediately following the service in the funeral home. Nancy lived a rich and full life. She graduated from Idalou High School. She touched many people during her journey. She had many dear friends, many of whom were life-long friends. Her greatest passion was her family. Her proudest accomplishments were named Sherry, Brenda and Clare. She had a very special bond with her twin sister, Betsy Jacobs. Nancy's interests included being a Girl Scout leader, bowling, fishing, dancing, crocheting, gardening and she loved watching football. In recent years, she crocheted hundreds of hats for cancer patients at both Lubbock Caner Center and M.D. Anderson in Houston. She was passionate about life until the very end. During her life she was a stewardess, she worked alongside her first husband, Robert Stence on their farm, a Girl Scout leader, a jewelry store owner, and a gift shop owner. Over the past 25 years, Nancy served as secretary-receptionist for the firm of Welborn and Markham. Much more than an employee, she shared special relationships with each person whom she worked with and counted as family. Nancy left a rich legacy of memories with each special member of her survivors. They included daughters, Sherry Hill, Brenda Cutberth and husband Steve, Clare Willingham and husband Greg; big brother, Thomas Bubba Thedford; twin sister, Betsy Jacobs; sisters, Margaret Looper and Sally Dengerud. She was the proud Memaw to nine beautiful granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and three great-granddaughters. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and a great many friends, including her best friend, Ginger Murphy. She loved her puppy dog Ashlee. Nancy also had special relationships with her doctors, nurses and other care-givers, many of whom worked at Lubbock Heart Hospital and Covenant Hospital. They were continually amazed at her ability to fight insurmountable odds to the very end. She dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Online condolences may be offered at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 16, 2012