Nancy Gosselink

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Nancy Gosselink, 70, of Willis, Texas, passed away in her home on December 1, 2012. Nancy was born on December 8th, 1941 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Pat and Lloyd Swift.

She is preceded in death by her father Lloyd Swift. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, John A. Gosselink, her two sons John Gosselink Jr. and Peter Gosselink and their wives Sarah Gosselink and Amy Van Dorfy and her grandchildren Julia Grace, Tess Faith, Elin Elizabeth and John Gosselink III. She is also survived by her mother Pat Swift, her sisters Patty Stansbury and Heidi Abel along with her two brothers Jon Swift and David (Boe) Swift and a huge family of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles and many close friends.

Nancy spent her working life teaching school at Spring Woods High School in Spring Branch, Texas, where both of her sons attended. Following her retirement she was active in The Women's Club, Book Club and a variety of other functions at Point Aquarius on Lake Conroe. She and her husband were active supporters of youth in several churches, supporting the summer youth musical of First Presbyterian Church Smithville for years, two food banks and their home church in Willis. Nancy (Nana) was the cornerstone of the entire Gosselink family.

There will be a Memorial/Celebration service held at the First Methodist Church, 200 N. Thomason, Willis, Texas with Pastor Mark Woodward officiating at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 8th, 2012 (Casual Dress - This is a celebration)

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: First Methodist Church, P.O. Box 315, Willis, Texas 77378. Please specify that the memorial is to be used for the Youth programs of the Church.

Memorial condolences may be made to the family online at

Published on from Dec. 4 to Dec. 17, 2012