Nancy Katherine Minor Thompson, 78, passed away on November 7, 2016, from complications of multiple sclerosis and pneumonia. She returned to her Heavenly Father and her other family members who have preceded her in death including her eternal companion, David C. Minor.
Nancy was born on September 7, 1938, in Modesto, California, to Henry Dayton and Ruth Elizabeth Squires. She attended school in Modesto, including Modesto Jr. College, where her father was a professor. She continued her studies at Sacramento State College, where she met David Minor. They were married in June 1961, then sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1972.
Nancy and Dave enjoyed living in various national parks and always enjoyed the outdoors. When they landed in Canyonlands in 1968, they knew they were home and stayed in Moab, where they raised their children. After David passed away in 1990, she fell in love and married a family friend in Val Thompson on August 17, 1996.
Nancy and Val also loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting together while her health permitted. She loved the Moab Music Festival and attended regularly.
Nancy is known to many as Moab’s tax lady, owning the Moab H&R Block office from 1979 until her retirement. She enjoyed the opportunity it gave her to help her many new friends. She enjoyed church service in many ways, but her favorite was teaching.
She is survived by her husband, Val Thompson of Moab; children, Annette (Tom) Gabriella of San Marcos, California, and Kenneth (Lourae) Minor of Moab; stepchildren, Rick (Cindy) Thompson and Valoie (Jay) Leetham, both of Moab; Valerie O’Brien of Escondido, California; Pam Jackson of Salt Lake City; Valden (Claudia) Thompson of Herriman; and Chad (Amy) Thompson of West Haven. She is also survived by 33 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by David; her parents; her brother, Peter D. Squires; and stepson Brian Thompson.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, November 12, at the Moab LDS 400 North Chapel, with a viewing at 10 a.m. Interment followed the services at Grand Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to CNS Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.