NanEtte Stocks Epperson passed away peacefully on Nov. 6 in Dallas, Texas, with her husband Mike at her side. She was a fierce spirit in her three-year battle with cancer. She was a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend, and a dedicated, successful professional.
Epperson was born on Feb. 6, 1958, in Logan, Utah, to Thomas and Gay Stocks, moving to Moab at age 4. She was second in a family of seven, with her sisters, Tonja, Corinne, LoRen and Amy, and her brothers, Jay and Tommy.
Epperson and Mike have two children, a daughter, Amber (Zack) Epperson-Ramirez, and a son, Austin, whom she loved dearly and who filled her with pride.
Epperson was an achiever. She was a cheerleader, a private pilot by the age of 24, placed first in Utah’s Miss Future Business Executive college competition and second at nationals, and graduated early from Utah State University with a degree in finance and a minor in French.
Epperson spent 38 years as a leader and mentor in the mortgage industry, both in residential and wholesale lending. She served in various capacities at nine mortgage companies and the FDIC through the turbulent years of bank failures, mergers and layoffs. She overcame those tough years, serving in various executive capacities, including division manager, national product manager, and national wholesale sales director.
Her career path took her from Logan to Colorado Springs, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah; Bradenton, Florida; The Woodlands (Houston) and Dallas, Texas.
Epperson balanced her life embracing her hobbies of skiing, golf, travel and her kids. She turned her interest in travel into a business; she organized international trips to explore the culture and wines of Europe and South America.
She will be missed and remembered for her strength, kindness, love of her family and life contributions.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at noon at the Moab Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel on Locust Lane. A viewing will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Spanish Valley Mortuary and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Epperson requested donation to the Lung Cancer Alliance, to create awareness and a cure for advanced nonsmoking lung cancer.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com