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Obituary: Nancie Kaye Glenn Hancock

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8/16/65 ~ 1/24/03

Our dear, sweet Nancie went to be with our Lord and Savior January 24, 2003. She fought hard and long for 17 days battling Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. She had a strong heart and fought long and hard but her physical body could not withstand the stress of this horrible disorder.

Our hearts are broken. Nancie was a true lady, beautiful on the inside and out. The void we feel is overwhelming. We know she's with Jesus, but we miss her and can't imagine our lives without her sweet smile, laughter, kindness and goodness.

Nancie was born Aug 16, 1965 to Robert and Kathy Glenn. She was a beautiful baby. She was so smart and spoke at an early age amazing everyone she came into contact with. She went to schools in the Riverton area and graduated from Bingham High in 1983. While attending school she met her soul mate and best friend, Wade. They married in 1984 and celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary last June. Nancie married into a wonderful family. She loved her in-laws, Irene and Everett, and had many wonderful experiences camping, fishing, and many other family get togethers. Her beloved father-in-law passed away in 2001 and Nan missed him greatly.

Nancie was a talented and gifted young lady. She could have accomplished anything she desired but her mission in life was to be a wife to Wade and a mom to Christopher and Heather. She was a stay-at-home mom through the formative years and never regretted that choice. She leaves be-hind her best friend and soul mate, Wade, son, Chris, and daughter, Heather, who she was so proud of and adored. Heather is a beautiful dancer and Nancie was so proud of her. Chris was her boy and the love she had for him was very great. He will graduate this year. It breaks our hearts that she will not be there to see that wonderful milestone, but we know she will be there in spirit.

Nancie was a wonderful daughter. She was always so kind to her mom and dad. She just always seemed to say the right thing at the right time. She was loving and good, and one of the most positive people in the world.

She leaves behind her mom and dad, Robert and Kathy Glenn; beloved brother, Robbie; adored sisters, Shaunie, Crystal; brothers-in-law, Marty, Brett; sister-in-law, Crystal, whom she loved very much; brothers-in-law, Gary (Jannah), Jeff (Pat), Scott (Jaran); sister-in-law, Valerie (Kevin); she adored her nieces and nephews and leaves many behind who will miss her very much; grandparents, Floyde and Maxine Jackson, Amanda Hancock; many aunts, uncles, cousins; Andy; and precious dogs, Lucky, Roxie. She is preceded in death by grandparents, Howard and Betty Russell, Melvin Hancock, Ray and Bertha Larsen; and precious grandbaby.

She worked the last seven years at JC Penney's where she was loved and valued as a coworker. Nancie had a gifted voice. She gave us the pleasure of this gift on many occasions, singing at family get togethers and reunions. For several years she has served on the Worship Committee at Sonrise Baptist Church. This last Christmas she sang a solo that will live in our memories always. She was a member of Sonrise Baptist Church for the last 10 years and loved her sisters and broth-ers in Christ. Don and Heather Stone (Pastors) were a great strength to her.

Nancie was so many things. Wonderful wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. But mostly she was a lover of our Lord. She accepted Him as her Savior when she was only seven. As she left the church that day she knew her conversion was real when a swarm of butterflies surrounded her. This was a witness to her that the Holy Spirit had truly come into her heart.

We do not understand the workings of God. It is all a mystery to us. His ways are not always our ways. All we know is that He sees the big picture and we trust Him. She is with Him now, that is not a hope, that is a fact, and we know we will see her again when we are also called home. There is one thing we are very sure of: Nancie loved the Lord so much and if we lost our faith with losing her she would be so very sad.

Nancie we adore you, rest in the arms of the God who made you. We will see you again, and until then we will remember you and smile. God gave us a wonderful gift when He gave us you and that is why it hurts so much because that gift has been taken, but only for awhile.

Services will be Wed. 12 noon Sonrise Baptist Church, 3550 S. 4400 W, West Valley City. Visitation will be Tues. 6-8 p.m. Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10550 S), and Wed. at the church 11-11:45 a.m. Interment, South Jordan City Cemetery.