Virginia Beach - On January 7, 2013, Dorothy Jane Athey Nance went to meet her husband who was surely anxiously waiting for her at the pearly gates. She grew up in Front Royal, VA, met and married Marcum Nurs Nance, Jr. whom she loved until the day she passed. She and her husband had five children, Rebecca Tice, Yvonne Mitchell, Marcum Nance III, Carrie Ann Puglisi, and Kathy Lael. Dorothy and Marcum also raised and loved as their own child, Bryan Riehl. Their five children gave them fifteen grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Dorothy was the small business co-owner and bookkeeper of the local Nance Dental Laboratory which served many of the area local dentists for over 25 years. Dorothy never thought of her self as a senior and neither did anyone else who knew her. She refused to be old and we will not think of her that way.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 201`3 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd in Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to your local Alzheimer's Organization in her name. Condolences may offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com
The family would like to thank Carroll Hospice for their support and compassion demonstrated to Dorothy and her family.