Nancy Jean (Turner) Ivy

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Nancy Jean (Turner) Ivy received her angel wings on Dec. 19, 2015, at the wonderful age of 78 after an extended battle with cancer. She was born on Jan. 16, 1937, the daughter of William Richard and Carrie Turner. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mentor and friend to many.

She grew up and attended school in Sanderson, Texas. Shortly before her high school graduation, her dad passed away at the age of 57. After graduation, she continued to further her education at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.

She met what she called “love at first sight” Delmer “Bud” Lee Ivy in July of 1955. They married on Dec. 27, 1956, and made their home in Sheffield, Texas. They later moved to Sealy, Katy and Brookshire before making their final home in Sealy, Texas again.

She spent much of her life as a bookkeeper. Bud and Nancy owned Ivy’s Garage and Service Station and 3 Way Trucking Company. After closing the garage and service station, she worked for Brookshire Insurance Agency and then went to work for Willy at Ivy’s Garage for 20 years. Once she finally “retired”, she became the Secretary of Treasure for their subdivision at Green Meadows Water Supply where they are currently trying to find someone to replace her.

She is survived by: her husband of 58 years, 11 months and 22 days, Delmer “Bud” Lee Ivy; her brothers, Richard Lee Turner of Fort Stockton, Jim Turner of Uvalde, Lynn Dale Turner of Georgetown; sister, Janie Blackwelder of San Angelo; children, William “Willy” Lee Ivy and wife Lisa of Pattision, Shelly Ann Goodnight and husband Charles of Abilene, Brenda Joy Girsh and husband Stephen of Hillsboro, Lori Lyn Rider and husband Todd of New Braunfels, and Johnny Ray Ivy and wife Karen of Trinity. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and many other friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents William Richard and Carrie Turner, a sister Carie Marie Northcut and a brother Tommy Joe Turner.

Visitation was Dec. 22 at Knesek Bros. Hwy 36 Chapel. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, also at Knesek Bros. Hwy 36 Chapel. Interment will follow at San Felipe Cemetery.

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