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Nancy Virginia Monlux was married to William Delbert Monlux, and passed away quietly in Taos, NM on October 3, 2022.
She was blessed with four daughters, Deborah Monlux in New York, Diane Hummel and Denise Grayson in Washington, and deceased Nurse, Dina Damen. Her parents were Robert Weightman and Virginia Hays, her deceased brother, Dick Weightman and survived by her sister Judy Wagner.
Nancy grew up loving the Arts, in high school, she worked for the city of Tacoma. But she was drawn to study under the famed Dance Master, Novacoff. She continued to perform modern dance with the Orchia Modern Dance Group at Washington State College at Pullman. As an art student, she was also active in the Delta Zeta Fraternity. She met William D. Monlux, who was a returning Combat Airman from the Korean War, on a blind date.
They were married in 1956 at the Tacoma Episcopal Church. William had an elk’s scholarship and G-1 grant to study Physical Therapy at Stanford University. Nancy worked at the Stanford Library until William graduated. Moving back to Washington, William became self-employed in Everett, Washington. Nancy designed their 1st home in Mukilteo, Washington. She was president of the Episcopal Church Women’s group. She had a very successful Home Cooking Class Organization. The Seattle Repertory designated her president of their Everett outreach program and the growth of interest provided grant funded Seattle Repertory performances in Snohomish County.
Nancy went back to school at Shoreline Community College. Her classmate, who sat behind her was Bill Gates. Under his suggestion, she graduated with a associate degree in Media Management. Although she enjoyed hospital and city work, her greatest joy was documenting the Summer Handicapped Olympics during the “Parade of Champions” in Seattle, after the Olympics.
Nancy extended her Art training to visits to study with Art classes in Taos, NM. One of her mentors was Charles Henning in Lithography. Nancy stayed with John and Barbera Molux, who were retired in Taos. Nancy brought William to vacation in Taos. The couple bought land in Des Montes. William worked in Silver City and Sierra Vista (Elephant Butte) on his attempts to join Nancy in Taos.
Nancy was active in skiing, hiking and underwater photography. She and William studied 6 years with trips to the Grand Cayman Islands to study with Jim and Cathy Church under the Nikonis subsidies. Nancy’s East Cayman Women Studies were accepted into the Traveling Washington State Arts Commission Exhibits. She had in depth studies from Cook Island and deep Hawaiian dives.
She continued to reach out in support of the Arts in Taos. She was a free spirit that will be missed by everyone.
Services will be announced at a later date.
The family of Nancy Virginia Monlux has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. 866-657-4019 www.devargastaos.com
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