Rachel Louisa Dancer
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AGE: 83 • Pompano Beach, FL
Rachel Louisa (nee Young) Dancer, age 83, of Pompano Beach, Florida passed away on Thursday May 16th, 2013 in her home. Rachel was born in Woodbury, New Jersey and would have been 84 on May 21st. and grew up in Paulsboro, New Jersey. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach 2331 N.E. 26th Avenue. Rachel was also was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. She was a 60 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star #157. Rachel loved her animals. She adored her cat, Gracie, who remained by her side and without a doubt she had a lifelong love for horses. She was proud to have owned three Triple Crown winners in Harness Racing and three Little Brown Jug winners. Rachel was an active member of the United States Trotting Association and a member of the Hall of Fame. You could often find Rachel telling her family and friends about her fond memories of her favorite moments at the farm with her horses. Rachel Louisa Young was married to Stanley Franklin Dancer on September 21st, 1947 in Hornerstown Baptist Church, Cream Ridge, New Jersey. Rachel was proud of her four children and enjoyed spending time with them.
Survivors include her children, Ronald Stanley Dancer, 63 of New Egypt New Jersey and her daughter-in-law Brenda Dancer; Susan Dancer Moyher, 62 of Hendersonville, NC and her son-in-law David K. Moyher; Stanley Richard Dancer, 54 of Pompano Beach, Florida and Shaldonna Lee Dancer-Chaisson 48 and her son-in-law Jeffrey Chaisson of Port St. Lucie, Florida. In addition she is survived by her nine grandchildren. Rachel E. Seeber and her husband Kevin Conine of Queensbury, NY; Kenneth H. Seeber of Malta, New York, Rebecca Lyn Damuth of Hendersonville, NC and Christopher Seeber of New York City, New York; Ceanna Lee Chaisson, Trotter Scott Chaisson and Delaney Dancer of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, Kristy Sorensen and her husband Tim Sorensen of Georgia and Ronald S. Dancer Jr. and his wife, Sherry Dancer of Florida. Rachel is also survived by six great grandchildren. Dylan Seeber, son of Rachel Seeber, Alexis Lyn Becnel and Paige Marie Damuth daughter of Rebecca Damuth, Michael and Brianna Grace son and daughter of Kristy and Tim Sorensen and Bryce Dancer son of Sherri and Ronald Stanley Dancer Jr.
Funeral services and burial in Zion Cemetery, New Egypt, NJ are private at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Tilghman Funeral Home in New Egypt (www.tilghmanfh.com). In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the
, Breast Cancer Fund for women.
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 19, 2013