Nancy McWilliams (06-16-43 – 06-04-20) was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. After a long illness, Nancy passed away peacefully in her home with her husband, Owen of 44 years, by her side. Nancy and Owen made their home in Taos, New Mexico, surrounded by beautiful views of the mountains and nature. Nancy was a dedicated employee of Centinel Bank of Taos for nearly 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Russell and Jane Foster. She is survived by her husband Owen; her son Russell and wife Michelle; her son Rory and fiancée Marie; her sister Betsy and husband Scott; her sister Susan and husband Noel; her granddaughter Charlene and husband Jeff; her grandson Foster and wife Christina; and six great-grandchildren.
Nancy was a friend to many and will be especially missed by her friends Sandra and Al of 51 years. Nancy was an avid collector of many things and loved to shop, travel, visit with family and friends, spend time with her loved pets, and enjoy desserts of all varieties. Next time you see a beautiful sunflower, think of Nancy and her lighthearted spirit.
Nancy’s sister Susan has fond memories of their childhood in Middleton, Wisconsin including the fun they had making May Day baskets and treats. Betsy and Nancy enjoyed many road trips to Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Betsy could count on Nancy asking to stop for ice cream on the way home and she was happy to oblige. Sandra and Nancy met in Aviano, Italy in 1969 and enjoyed shopping in “the square”. Sandra particularly remembers a special trip to Venice with their children and treasures a photo of them eating lunch on the canal. Rory will always remember how proud he was as a child, of his beautiful mother leaving to work in her fancy business suit. Russell will cherish the memories of Nancy giving him easy recipes while he was a long-distance truck driver and their many phone calls. Owen will miss his constant companion and best friend, he will take comfort in the memories of their decade’s long marriage. She will be dearly missed.
Celebration of Life has been postponed until further notice.
The family of Nancy McWilliams has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. 866-657-4019 www.devargastaos.com
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