Nancy Lyn Spurlock
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Nancy Lyn Spurlock FORT WORTH -- Nancy Lyn Spurlock passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, September 2, 2018, following a long illness. She was 69. CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE: will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church with a reception following in the church's Fellowship Hall. MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, her family suggests memorial gifts be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Children's Center, 3621 Tulsa Way, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. Nancy graduated from Kansas State University in 1970 with a degree in education and began her teaching career. She taught in Van, Texas and Lake Worth, Texas then was hired by the Department of Defense to teach children of military personnel. Her first assignment was in Pusan, South Korea where she stayed for 3 years before being transferred to Guantanamo Bay Cuba. Military personnel were not allowed to go off base into Communist Cuba so she and her fellow teachers learned to fish, snorkel and scuba dive. After her time in Cuba she was transferred to Germany where she taught in Mannheim, Hanau, and Ansbach. Enjoying the same off time as state side teachers, she traveled all over Europe and even went to East Berlin before the Berlin Wall was demolished. Her next assignment was at Lakenheath American High School in England where she was promoted to principal. She had many interesting stories about her time as principal, mostly involving some type of creative student behavior. During her years in Europe she continued her education, receiving Masters degrees in business administration and finance. She retired from teaching in 1995 and returned to Fort Worth. Following in her father's footsteps, she became a stock broker then later worked for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. She worked with several elderly care organizations, and was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Eleanor Spurlock. SURVIVORS: Nancy is survived by her sister, Melinda Davis and her husband, Jeff; brother, Ned Spurlock and his wife, Sue Ann; nephew, Matthew Spurlock and his wife, Jennifer, and their daughters, Madison and Samantha; niece, Rebecca Spurlock; and many cousins. She also leaves behind many friends made over the years who will miss her greatly.

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Published in Star-Telegram from Sep. 6 to Sep. 7, 2018.
Celebration of Life
01:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
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September 4, 2019
I first met Nancy working I nights at buddy's in denton in the bakery her red hair and bubbly personality I will never forget we wrote letters back and forth burring my tour in Vietnam and her letters helped through some bad times we saw each other my first Christmas back she wanted to drive fast soo let her drive my red ply roadrunner she did 135. Mph screaming and laughing a very happy time sorry for your lose she will be missed and loved the world will be sadder place never forget her with that 357 mag !!!!! Told her anni okaly only used 22s she said I'm not anni okaly
Michael. Eugene Wallace
October 4, 2018
My sincere sympathy goes out to Nancy's family and close friends. She was a high school classmate, and I am proud to know of her very interesting and meaningful life. I will miss her happy and encouraging "Peanuts" posts on Facebook.
Nancy Harmon/Krikac
October 1, 2018
I was in Alpha Xi Delta with Nancy. I remember her friendly and outgoing personality. And her beautiful red hair.
She really saw the world.
You have my deepest condolences ,
Betty Anderson Forbes
Kstate 1970
Betty Forbes
September 26, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of my favorite teacher during my senior year at Mannheim American High School.
Steven Vass
September 10, 2018
Nancy and I worked together while she was with Thrivent Financial. She was a joy to work with and although saddened to hear of her passing, I believe her faith in her Savior Jesus was strong and He accepted her with open arms.
Jeff Bibler
September 7, 2018
Nancy and I were neighbors for a time, and she introduced herself the very first day that I looked at the house next door. Our friendship grew and I considered her the absolute best friend that I have ever known. She is the most kind and beautiful spirit I have had the pleasure to know. I am honored that we were friends and Nancy will be greatly missed.
Dean Alldredge
September 6, 2018
Nancy had a kind & loving heart and I appreciated her friendship throughout the years of working with Continuity of Care. She will be missed.
Cindy Cowan
September 6, 2018
Nancy and I were friends for many years and I especially liked her very dry sense of humor. She was a very bright and kind woman and I will miss her. She fought the good fight and is now at peace. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. May her memory be for a blessing.
Jane Oderberg
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