Nancy Alice ChildersAugust 20, 1940 ~ January 13, 2018 (age 77)
Nancy Alice Childers was born on August 20, 1940 in Highland County, Virginia. She was the sixth child in a family of seven children. She lived on a working farm in Monterey, Virginia with her mother, father, brothers and sisters. She was married to Worthington Eugene Childers on December 23, 1956 in Baltimore, Maryland. Nancy and Gene resided in Maryland the duration of their days. Nancy died on January 13, 2018 in Golden, Colorado from complications of cancer. Nancy is the widow of nine years of Worthington Eugene Childers. She is survived by her sisters Mrs. Ethel Murphy and Mrs. Alma Good, her daughter and son-in law, Terry and Trent Romaine, her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Christine Childers. She has six grandchildren: Erica Erdman, Lysa Sands, Amber Childers, Branden Childers, Evan Childers and Justin Childers. And two great grandchildren: Jayden Sands and Elexy Sands. A memorial service will be held at Dublin Methodist Church in Dublin, Maryland on March 10, 2018 at 11am. A covered dish reception will be held at the church following the service.
Nancy was mother and homemaker, grandmother and great grandmother. For ten years she was a licensed daycare owner, caring for the children of others in her home. She loved the children. They brought her such joy. Family and friends were of the greatest importance to her. Over the years she has been a friend to many, caring for and helping others. Nancy had a wonderful sense of humor, which she maintained to the end of her life on earth. Nancy also had developed a strong and abiding faith. She stated that the moment she heard the words cancer, she had made peace with it. That if God wanted her, she was ready. Nancy loved flowers and gardening and maintained a beautiful garden at her home. She also loved hummingbirds and kept the hummingbird feeders full for the little blessings that would flutter by her front porch, stopping briefly to take a drink and play. Nancy was blessed with wonderful neighbors and friends. From the time she first became ill until the writing of this obituary, cards and letter have filled our mailbox. She was special. I am not sure what it was that made her that way. She smiled right to the end, laughed as long as she could, thought of others even in her pain and was a blessing to all who met her. She was a devoted wife and mother and poured herself into the lives of others. She told this writer, “When you see a hummingbird, know that I am with you.”