|Birth: ||Oct. 10, 1917|
|Death: ||Feb. 8, 2012|
Father, Manford Aloysius Alvey
Mother, Juliet Elizabeth Osborne
Nancy married Joseph Lawrence Witmeyer, Sr on November 25, 1939 at Owensboro, Daviess Co, KY.
Murrieta Valley Funeral Home Obituary
Nancy Witmeyer (Alvey) passed away peacefully on February 8, 2012, following a battle with cancer. Nancy married Joseph Witmeyer in November 1939 and had four children; John, Mary, Joe Jr., & Bob, with 13 grand-children and 11 great-grand-children. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1975 and her son John in 1992. She was the oldest sibling of 4 sisters and the last to pass. She was born in Daviess County, Kentucky and moved to Dayton Ohio shortly after her marriage. In 1946 the family made the long trip from Ohio to California and settled in the Los Angeles area. During her husband's work with Hughes Aircraft Company, the family was transferred twice to Tucson Arizona and lived there for a total of 7 years, before finally staying put in the Los Angeles area in 1965. In 2005 Nancy moved to an independent living complex in Sacramento to be close to her daughter. She lived her last few months in a facility close to her son Joe in Murrieta, California. Her other son Bob lives in the Toronto Canada area, so Nancy picked the warmer place to live. She always said, "is nice to visit Canada during the summer, but I can't handle the winter". Throughout her life, Nancy enjoyed traveling and playing the card game Bridge. She traveled to Europe and Canada with numerous trips throughout the United States. She always enjoyed going back to Kentucky to visit her sisters, nieces and nephews. Her trips always gave her something to look forward to and then something to talk about later. She always said, "being around younger people seems to keep her feeling young". Her last trip to Kentucky was for her 92th birthday party. That was a great time for her and she really enjoyed seeing all of her nieces and nephews and other cousins for the last time. About twenty years ago Nancy got involved in genealogy and has compiled, with cousin Bob Alvey's help, a lot of information on the Alvey family, the Witmeyer family, and even a little on the Osbourne (her mother)family. This brought back a lot of memories and kept her busy with something she enjoyed. The past few months she received many personal visits, etters, Christmas cards and telephone calls from friends and relatives wishing her well. During the holidays, all of her children and grand-children were able to visit her and share the joy of the holidays. They came from Toronto and Vancouver Canada, San Francisco area, Sacramento, Colorado and Southern California. Everybody was able to see Nancy for the last time in a joyful atmosphere. Nancy put on a good front for all of us during the holiday season, but shortly after the holidays, the cancer got the better of her and quickly knocked her down. Nancy will be remembered by all as a loving mother, grandmother and Aunt, with a positive outlook and joy for life. Hospice has been with Nancy during the last few months and has done a wonderful job of taking care of her needs to make her comfortable. A memorial celebration will be held in Kentucky at a later date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to a favorite charity or to the Parkinson's Association of Northern California, 900 Fulton Avenue Suite 100-5, Sacramento California 95825-4516.
Nancy's remains were cremated and at some time in the future, her ashes will be interred next to her husband in a location reserved for her when her husband died in 1975.
Manford Aloysius Alvey (1887 - 1961)
Juliet Elizabeth Osborne Alvey (1887 - 1924)
Joseph Lawrence Witmeyer (1911 - 1975)
Nancy Louise Alvey Witmeyer (1917 - 2012)
Mary Allene Alvey Blandford - Keller (1919 - 2006)*
Virginia Martine Alvey Goetz (1921 - 2005)*
Frances Ellen Alvey Hamilton - Bruner - Lee - Dant (1922 - 2009)*
Mater Dolorosa Cemetery
Created by: Bob & Ann (DiMeglio) Alv...
Record added: Jul 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73558010
One of the sweetest and kind ladies I've even known. I will sorely miss our talks on the Alvey, Osborne and Witmeyer families.|
Bob & Ann (DiMeglio) Alvey
Added: Feb. 8, 2012