Nancy J. Riblet
Plymouth - Nancy J. Riblet lived until she died on April 7, 2021.
Nancy and her partner of 24 years, Evelyn Butler, spent this past winter in Florida playing golf and enjoying time with friends and on the beach. They returned home to Plymouth on March 9. Ten days later Nancy was diagnosed with late stage-IV cancer. The day following the diagnosis, Nancy described herself as: "The Luckiest Son-of-a- Gun in the Valley," reasoning: "I have had a wonderful life! Evelyn and I had a relationship full of love and passion and wonder. I don't have any children or grandchildren to worry about. I loved my parents, my brothers and the rest of my family dearly and they loved me. I have had marvelous cousins, friends and in-laws who have made my life fun and rich and full. I had a dream career as a vice president at Ford's advertising agency. If I have cancer, bring it on and let's do this fight." There was no fight, only mercy; she passed quickly and quietly in her home with Evelyn at her side less than 3 weeks after the diagnosis. Her brothers and sister-in-law, Paul and Kathy Riblet and Donald Riblet, were able to visit with her before she passed. Luckily her cousins, Patricia Hicks-Hartman, Karen Shipman and Janice Gault, whom she cherished, are able to attend the memorial luncheon on April 17 from 2-5 at St. Johns in Plymouth with cocktails to follow at Evelyn and Nancy's home. Nancy was "A Good Soul" and will be sorely missed.
Arrangements entrusted to Frazer Cremations & Funerals, frazerfunerals.com
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Published by The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from Apr. 12 to Apr. 16, 2021.