TORRENCE, Nancy Mar­i­lyn MacDougall

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - REMEMBERING -

,of Mid­loth­ian, born July 22, 1924, in Pontiac, Mich., de­parted this life on June 11, 2018, after a full and happy life. She will re­join her beloved hus­band of 43 years, Jess, who passed away in 1987. Nancy and Jess trav­eled ex­ten­sively be­fore he died, vis­it­ing such beau­ti­ful places as Hawaii and Switzer­land. Nancy hon­ored Jess’s ser­vice in the Navy, at­tend­ing re­unions for many years after his death. She was a past mem­ber of First Bap­tist Church, D.A.R., May­beury and West­bury Gar­den Clubs, Bon Air Women’s Club and In­ter­na­tional So­ci­ety of Poets. Nancy had a ful­fill­ing 25-year ca­reer in in­te­rior de­sign, in­clud­ing writ­ing a monthly col­umn for the Rich­mond Times-Dis­patch. In re­tire­ment, Nancy’s tal­ent for writ­ing in­spired her to pub­lish two books of po­etry, win­ning var­i­ous awards. Nancy had a pas­sion for flower gar­den­ing, keep­ing de­tailed jour­nals and beau­ti­ful scrap­books of all her plants. Nancy also en­joyed sewing cus­tom-de­signed stuffed an­i­mals to give as gifts to fam­ily and friends. In re­cent years, Nancy spent her time en­joy­ing vis­its with her son, Thomas A. Torrence (Janet); and spe­cial lunches and out­ings with her daugh­ter, Patti Jo Knight (Ed). Nancy was a true lady in every sense of the word; dainty, soft­spo­ken, classy and sim­ply beau­ti­ful. Her silly sense of hu­mor made her a lot of fun to be with. She was an in­spi­ra­tion, and loved by every­one she met. Nancy was pre­ceded in death by her three sib­lings; sister, Marge Krive and brothers, Hugh and Gor­don MacDougall, all of Michi­gan. In ad­di­tion to her daugh­ter and son; she is sur­vived by five grand­chil­dren, Todd, Kris­ten and Bran­don Torrence of Mid­loth­ian, Shan­non Caprio of At­lanta, Ga., Jill Quinlan of Roanoke, Va.; and six great­grand­chil­dren. The fam­ily wishes to ac­knowl­edge the ex­cel­lent care and com­pas­sion Nancy re­ceived from Heart­land Hos­pice dur­ing her last few months, and a spe­cial "thank you" to Mad­die Sul­li­van who was ex­cep­tion­ally sup­port­ive, kind and lov­ing. Nancy will be laid to rest next to Jess. In­ter­ment will be private.

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