Nancy Ann (Hawk) Dennison
1931 - 2021
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Nancy Ann Dennison (Hawk)

89. It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Nancy Ann Dennison (Hawk), much beloved wife, mother, and devoted friend to all those lives she touched. She passed away peacefully with family at her side June 6, 2021, from congestive heart failure. She was born September 10, 1931, in Elyria, Ohio to adoring parents William Mayberry and Mary R. Hawk. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Robert W. Dennison, her son William C. Dennison, daughters Vickie Dennison and Cindy Schreiber (David) and grandchildren, Amanda and Christopher Mowery (Annie), Brandon (Casey) Schreiber, Amanda (Matt) Parsons, Valerie (Jeremy) Sandusky, Leah Schreiber, and seven great-grandchildren, Sam, Luke, Zoey, Owen, Norah, Ava and Chase. Her brother-in-law, Thomas W. Dennison. She was proceeded in death by her parents and in-laws, her brother, Jerry M. Hawk and sister-in-law, Barbara Wales Dennison.

Nancy attended Elyria High School, Elyria Ohio and then Oberlin Business School. In 1950, she married her high school sweetheart. Nancy and Bob loved the west and moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1975 where she worked at DeVry Institute for many years as the receptionist. She loved the students and faculty and remained working into her 80's.

Nancy also was a lifelong Ohio State University football fan and loved her dogs, Abby and Bandit.

A celebration of her life will be held Sunday afternoon June 13, 2021, beginning 3:00 PM at the Cross in the Desert Methodist Church. 12835 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85032, and a reception will be held afterwards at the church.

Her final resting place will be Butternut Ridge Cemetery, North Olmstead, Ohio beside her in-laws, Jean and Claude Dennison.

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Published in The Arizona Republic from Jun. 8 to Jun. 12, 2021.
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June 13, 2021
May your many memories of Nancy bring the family comfort at this time. Nancy was a wonderfully kind and gracious woman. It was a joy to work with her at DeVry during the 90's. I am so glad to have known her!
Mary James
June 13, 2021
Nancy was a delightful. At church she would stop and say hello. Always a kind word. Loved her THE Ohio State football!! Nancy will be rooting them on from heaven. Rest In Peace. May God comfort all.
Carol Monsma
June 11, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
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