With sad, yet grateful hearts, we share the passing of Nancy Clare (nee Smith) Moore on October 27, 2022.
Born in Green Bay on July 26, 1930, the second daughter of Myron and Mary Ellen Smith, Nancy was quickly nick-named “Lovie”, and was so addressed by her entire family though out her lifetime. She took pride in the heritage of the Smith family who settled in the Green Bay area in the 1850s.
A 1948 graduate of Green Bay East High School, Nancy was employed by Green Bay Savings and Loan as a bookkeeper, and eventually promoted to Corporate Secretary- Treasure. She had a remarkable proclivity for numbers. That skill served her extremely well; not only at the Savings and Loan, but also as “CFO” of Moore’s Shell Service Station, in the game of bridge, at the casino, and while shopping for bargains.
Nancy married Thomas Moore on June 16, 1951 at Christ Episcopal Church in Green Bay. Together they made a great team, and put into place Tom’s life long dream of owning and operating a service station. Nancy kept meticulous business books while Tom created a following of devoted customers. They enjoyed many years at their Legend Lake cottage, being members of Green Bay Square Dance Club, attending their grandkids’ events, traveling around the USA, and retiring in their dream home on Lake Sandia.
She was lovingly devoted to Tom, her husband of 68 years, and their three children. Nancy completely loved her grandchildren, and was thrilled to receive a new nickname, “GGN”, from her great grandchildren. A traditionalist, Nancy ran a tight ship at home, and considered raising her family her vocation. Through her example, she imparted countless life lessons to her children. Nancy was a sympathetic friend to anyone less fortunate, and it was often noted that she “usually said no, but never meant it”! She was thoughtfully kind, a splendid cook, an unparalleled organizer, and a devotee of Daniel O’Donnell.
Nancy is survived by: Daughter, Susie (Rick) Beverstein and their family; Molly (Dave) Hamm, Jane and Nell; Rebecca (Mark) Wanek, Emily and Thomas; Gretchen (Chris) Dodgion, Oliver, Finn, Millie, and Madeleine: Son, John (Beverly) Moore, and their son Samuel: Daughter, Mary Ellen (Alan) Mier and their family; Nicholas (Genesis), Valeria, Annalise, and Noah; Katie Jayce (fiancé Dawn Von Strobel) and her son Joey. She is further survived by her sister, Eugenia Fletcher, special nieces and nephews, and many long time friends.
Nancy will be welcomed into heaven by Tom, her parents, and her Smith and Moore relatives.
Stand back St. Peter…Lovie is on her way!
With the assistance of Proko Wall, there will be a funeral service and celebration of Nancy’s life at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.
If you wish to make memorial contribution in Nancy’s honor, please consider St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or a local charity of your choice.