Nancy Jane Arbuckle
Nancy Jane Arbuckle Devoted mother, wife, and daughter. 05/06/1957 ~ 05/28/2010 Born in San Diego to Roberta Marjorie Dorman and Robert Dean Arbuckle; Granddaughter of BJ Dorman and Roberta Mullen. At no more than two, Nancy would wake at night and ride on her rocking horse until she fell asleep. At six, she began saddle seat, and at 14 won her first jumper class. She was a horse whisper; a woman who could get on any horse and understand how to connect with them. She had many loves: Soda Pop, her pony Vicky, Up-Town Charlie, Ramblin' Roan. Nancy and Double R had a special, one-of-a-kind dynamic partnership. She inspired many equestrians with her natural, spirited talent as a fierce competitor in hunters and jumpers shows all over California and won most of her medal classes. Nancy's teenage years were spent riding and hanging out at Pasa Tiempo, Rancho Santa Fe. A fifth generation Californian, Nancy came from a long line of horse women. Nancy had a love for all animals. For years, she bred, raised, and sold cockatiel birds. Nancy was a passionate, talented surfer. Graduated from San Dieguito High School a year early in 1974, where she participated in the nation's first surf P.E. program. Since the late 80s, Nancy could be found at Igor's surf spot almost every day; a true local through and through and enforcer of surf-beach etiquette. Nancy was preceded in death by her sister, Ann Arbuckle, and her son, Matthew Moody. She is survived by her daughter, Brooke; her husband, Theodore; her mother, Roberta "Bobbie;" many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends in both the surfing and equestrian world. Nancy enjoyed coffee, conversion, Mountain Dew, gardening, Crosby Stills and Nash, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Sci-Fi movies, halibut, milk, arguing and Camel cigarettes. Throughout life, Nancy kept a special relationship with God. She was a woman taken by the wind; she had a zestful drive in life that is indescribable unless one knew her. Nancy, shine on you crazy diamond. Sign the Guestbok online obits.nctimes.cfom

Published by North County Times on May 29, 2011.
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