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Nancy Jean De Tamble
March 13, 1945 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Nancy Jean (Witman) De Tamble, age 78, of Franktown, CO passed away on January 21, 2024 at her home.
Nancy was born March 13, 1945 in Elkhart, Indiana to the late Shirley ‘Shag’ and Helen (Heminger) Witman. Nancy was the second oldest of 4 girls: Patty (Jim) Spackman of Arizona was the first sister, Mary Lou (Devon) Snyder was the 3rd sister and preceded Nancy in death and Susie (Bryan) Matthews Appleby of Erie, CO who was the 4th sister.
Nancy was the wife of Paul De Tamble. They shared 34 years of marriage together and were still married at the time of her death. Nancy is survived by Paul’s children Kimberly De Tamble of Aurora, CO and Scott De Tamble, along with grandsons Liam (a US Marine), Nolan and Channing, of Arizona.
Nancy and former spouse Dave Hoover had 2 children together: Jill Hoover (John Puthoff) of Parker, CO and Michael (Janet) Hoover. Michael preceded her in death but I’m sure they are together now and catching up on all the times that they missed with each other.
In addition to her sisters, daughter and stepchildren, Nancy is survived by grand-daughter Monica Krogh and great-grandson Michael of Parker, CO, grand-son Alexander Krogh and great-grandson David of Parker, CO, grandson Trent Hoover (Jordyn Walker) and great-grandson Otis of Aurora, CO, nephew Ed (Emily) Matthews and great nephew James and great niece Ellie Mae of Arvada, CO and nephew Drew (Sara) Matthews of Erie, CO.
Last but not least, Nancy is also survived by the family cats Gracie, Chloe, Topaz and especially her favorite and rescued cat Brix, who had been her constant companion and comforter for the last 15 years.
She was employed by the Aurora School district back in the 70s, at Motorola in the 80s and part of the 90s and then finally with CitiCorp/Diners Club in the late 90s.
Anyone that knew Nancy knew that she was an excellent baker and would bring a lot of those sweets to the workplace. Her cakes were legendary in the way they tasted, the creative designs she would come up with, etc. People would just give her general ideas for a cake and she would far exceed their expectations. She was always happy to make them happy. Her favorites were wedding cakes and she made quite a few of those. Unfortunately, shoulder issues put a stop to her cake making ways but those were a lot of fond and fattening memories.
Nancy was an avid reader throughout her life and could probably fill a library with all of the books that she read. There is even a character in the book ‘Malice, Matrimony, & Murder’ that is loosely based on her. I had the opportunity to back this book through a Kickstarter campaign and I thought creating a character in a book was a fitting tribute to my beautiful mom!
To keep her mind sharp she also started doing crossword puzzles and word searches these last few years.
Nancy loved to sew too. I can’t tell you how many Halloween costumes she made me and my brother. She even sewed flags for the color guard for Chaparral when Monica was in band. Her ongoing sewing project, and something she did for all of us kids and our spouses, grandkids and great grandkids, nephews, etc., was sewing special Christmas stockings. Sadly, the one she was making for Otis is unfinished but I’m sure there is someone who can finish that up for her.
A Celebration of Life will be held in March for family and friends. Date, Time and Location will be determined and later announced.
Nancy will be dearly missed by everyone that knew her.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Dumb Friend's League, or any animal rescue in Nancy's name.