Nancy Malkus Spicer

Dorchester Star - - Obituaries -

GOLDEN HILL — Nancy M. Spicer, 86, of Golden Hill, passed away peace­fully Fri­day, Aug. 26, 2016, at Mal­lard Bay Care Cen­ter, Cam­bridge, with her en­tire lov­ing fam­ily by her side.

Born in Cam­bridge on Sept. 14, 1929, she was a daugh­ter of the late Nanette Luthy and Mil­ton Malkus Sr. Nancy grew up on the fam­ily farm. As a young girl, she be­came in­volved with the 4-H youth or­ga­ni­za­tion and con­tin­ued on through the All Star Ad­vanced 4-H. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from Cam­bridge High School she con­tin­ued her ed­u­ca­tion and be­came a Reg­is­tered Nurse. Dur­ing her 40+ years of nurs­ing she had worked with the Cam­bridge Hospi­tal, State Hospi­tal, Dorch­ester County Health Dept. and the of­fice of Dr. Lewis Bur­dette.

Nancy was al­ways a very crafty per­son with her hands. She was an ex­cel­lent seam­stress and also en­joyed knit­ting. Nancy was a master at re­fur­bish­ing fur­ni­ture. She would strip the coat­ings with her hands, re­pair as needed and then re­fin­ish it. She had learned the art of re-can­ing chair seats and backs and had done many for her­self and her friends. She and her hus­band Bill were life­time mem­bers of Im­manuel United Church of Christ.

One of Nancy’s fa­vorite past times was read­ing, she nor­mally would al­ways read be­fore bed. Nancy loved watch­ing the hun­dreds of hum­ming­birds at the feed­ers she sup­plied for them. Gar­den­ing was in her blood and she was blessed with a green thumb. Nancy was a nat­u­ral care­giver. She found the great­est plea­sure in car­ing for peo­ple, whether they be her hus­band, fam­ily, friends, or a com­plete stranger. She was loved by all and will be missed by many.

Sur­viv­ing is her hus­band of 66 years, Wil­liam L. “Bill” Spicer; daugh­ter Janet Lewis and hus­band Le­muel; son Thomas “Tommy” Spicer and wife Debby; brother Mil­ton “Boot­sie” Malkus Jr.; grand­chil­dren: A. Jestina L. Blood­sworth and hus­band Joe, Stephen Lewis Jr. and wife Jeanne, T W Spicer and wife Mar­cia, Brooks Spicer, Tammy Shock­ley, Ryan Shock­ley and wife Hil­lary; along with nu­mer­ous great-grand­chil­dren, nieces, neph­ews and many friends.

Pre­ced­ing her in death, be­sides her par­ents, were her broth­ers Ken­neth Malkus, Calvin Malkus and Theodore “Ted” Malkus and sis­ter Vir­ginia As­mussen.

A fu­neral ser­vice was held Wed­nes­day, Aug. 31, at Im­manuel United Church of Christ, Cam­bridge. Of­fi­ci­at­ing was Rev. Dale Kro­tee. The fam­ily re­ceived friends from 11 a.m. till the start of the ser­vice. In­ter­ment fol­lowed at Old Trin­ity Church Ceme­tery.

Serv­ing as pall­bear­ers were T W Spicer, Joey Blood­sworth, Stephen Lewis, Kyle Rubenkon­ing, Pat Malkus and Ryan Shock­ley.

Honorary pall­bear­ers will be Mil­ton “Boot­sie” Malkus, Sonny Malkus, Bill Malkus, Keith Malkus, Chuck Han­son and Lin Spicer.

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial do­na­tions can be made to Im­manuel United Church of Christ, 5401 White Hall Road, Cam­bridge, MD 21613.

Ar­range­ments en­trusted to New­comb and Collins Fu­neral Home, P.A.

To share mem­o­ries and send on­line con­do­lences, visit www.new­com­b­collins.com.

NANCY MALKUS SPICER

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