Nancy, 56, of Sparks passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital. Nancy was born in Dubuque, IA on December 17, 1951. She was raised in Clinton, IA where she graduated from high school. After attending 2 years of college Nancy headed West. Nancy lived for 10 years at Lake Tahoe. She lived in Sparks for the last 20 years. Nancy recently retired from AT&T. She enjoyed gambling, reading and spending time in her garden. The birth of her grandson, Ayden, on June 8, 2008 brought her much joy.
Nancy is survived by her sons, Mitchell, Michael; daughter-in- law, Karyn; grandson, Ayden, all of Sparks; mother, Dolores (Luher) Barrette; sisters, Jill Pearson and Jamie Dornbush; brothers, Jerry Barrette and John (Mary) Barrette, all of Clinton, IA; many nieces and nephews, and best friend, Sara Markland, of Sparks. Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Francis Barrette; brother, Steve, and sisters, Phyllis Chambers and Joan Keown.
A Memorial service will be on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Masonic Memorial Chapel, 437 Stoker Ave., Reno, NV. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nan‘s memory may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the American Cancer Society.
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