Nancy Lou Hawn DePew, of Nipomo, passed away from complications of her illness on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria. Her husband of 27 years, Thomas DePew, and her step-daughter, Melissa were by her side. Nancy was employed locally for many years and especially enjoyed her time at the Five-Cities Times Press Recorder with the crew there. Nancy's passing has been a shock to the entire family and will leave a definite void. In addition to her husband, Nancy is survived by her daughter, Nancy Mercer; grandson, Dalton of Indiana; sister, Susan Blakeley (Vern); numerous nieces and nephews, among which are Cindy, Ida (Stone) and Ernie (Amy) Oronoz; step-children Melissa and Thomas DePew Jr. and their children Juanita, Maria, Jesse, Michael and Vanessa. She was preceded in death by her mother, Frances Rodgers; son, Sammy; brothers Ron, Billy and Jimmy; mother-in-law, Mariana DePew; and niece, Debra Oronoz. There will be a gathering at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at Eldwayen Ocean Park on Ocean Blvd. in Shell Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Wounded Warriors Project. Marshall-Spoo 489-5552 Grover Beach
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Published in San Luis Obispo Tribune on Oct. 16, 2013