|Birth: ||Dec. 30, 1933|
|Death: ||Jul. 31, 2010|
Nancy Getz Adams, 76, of Ames, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Northcrest Health Care Center surrounded by her family.
Nancy was born Dec. 30, 1933, in Des Moines, the daughter of Dr. Austin and Loya (Durrell) Getz. As an army officer's daughter, she lived in Virginia, Texas, Philippine Islands, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin. She graduated from Ames High School in 1951, attended William Woods College in Fulton, Mo., transferred to Iowa State University and graduated in 1955 with a bachelor's degree. She married Bruce Adams on Sept. 10, 1955, at United Church of Christ – Congregational in Ames. He preceded her in death in 2005. She then married Roger Deal on June 6, 2009, at Northcrest in Ames. She was a lifeguard instructor at Carr's Pool, YWCA youth advisor in Neenah, Wis.; after her children were in school she worked at B.J.'S Formal Wear, Van Voorhis Heating and Cooling and was a receptionist for ISU Foundation and Alumni Association for 10 years before she retired. She enjoyed her children's and grandchildren's school activities, ISU athletics, theater, music, swimming, gardening, crocheting, traveling and Ten Mile Lake in Minnesota.
She belonged to United Church of Christ – Congregational, Ames Chapter HO of PEO, Gamma Phi Beta Alumni, ISU Alumni Association and National Cyclone Club.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Deal, of Ames, three children and seven grandchildren; son, Jay (Linda) Adams, Jay, Sam, and Clint of Huxley; daughter- in-law, Loretta Adams, Lindsey and Dylan Adams, of Ames; daughter, Sarah Adams, Lauren and Angus, of St. Croix Falls, Wis.; and daughter Marna (Gary) Lenz, of Bloomington, Minn.; step-daughter, and two step-grandsons, Melissa (Mike) Weber, of Spencer, Brandon Weber (Lindsay), of Ankeny, and Eric Weber, of Spencer; sister Margaret Vance, of Ames; brother, Peter (Louise) Getz, of East Moline, Ill.; brother-in-law Jack (Barb) Adams, of Ames, sister-in-law Marna (Bill) Stevens, of New Hope, Minn.; brother-in-law, Richard (Bernadette) Deal; sister-in-law Janet (Jim) Gluck; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bruce Adams; and one son, Stan Adams, in 2008.
Burial will be in Ames Municipal Cemetery.
THE AMES TRIBUNE, Ames, Story County, Iowa, Saturday, July 31, 2010.
Bruce Macy Adams (1933 - 2005)*
Ames Municipal Cemetery
Created by: Merlin Dunahoo
Record added: Aug 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57611931