Nancy Jean Goerz
Nancy Jean (Cheshire) Goerz passed away peacefully in the arms of her loving husband of 43 years on December 28th 2013. Nancy is survived by her husband, Gary Goerz, son, Jason Goerz (wife Lisa), son, Daniel Goerz and three granddaughters. Her parents, Ruth and Robert Cheshire, and brother, Robert Cheshire Jr., preceded her in death.
Nancy was born in San Francisco on July 11th, 1944. From an early age she welcomed challenges and enthusiastically embraced a life of learning, adventure, and involvement. Nancy was a Past Honored Queen of the Job's Daughters and after high school spent 14 months as an exchange student in Germany, where she learned to speak German fluently. After majoring in German and graduating from San Jose State in 1967, she put her knowledge of a foreign language to good use by traveling the world as a flight attendant for Pan American World Airways. As a dedicated wife and mother, she raised two sons and later found time to use her talent for language by teaching German and English As a Second Language at Johansen High School in Modesto, California.
Moving to Las Colinas, Texas with her family she was welcomed by the people of Texas with open arms. Nancy's gregarious personality was a perfect fit for becoming involved with the Las Colinas Women's Association, World Wings International, and the Escapees RV Club. In addition to her ongoing love of travel, family, friends, and meeting new people, she enjoyed painting and photography.
Nancy lived her full life with grace, cheerfulness, and with a positive attitude. Nancy considered herself a soldier against disease and in her life battled dermatomyositis, breast cancer and tongue cancer and won. After spending time with her grandchildren and close friends this year Nancy lost her 19-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She will never be forgotten and will be dearly missed by family and friends.
Private family memorial services will be held at a later date.
On line condolences may be left at www.mulkeymasondenton.com
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Published in the Modesto Bee on Jan. 3, 2014