Nancy Malkus Spicer
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.
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NANCY MALKUS SPICER