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Nancy C. (Mitchell) Walters

July 28th, 2018

Nancy C. (Mitchell) Walters, age 87, of Tewksbury, formerly of New Smyrna Beach, FL, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on July 23, 2018.

Nancy was born on January 22, 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri; she was the cherished daughter of the late Harold H. and Edith P. (Neaves) Mitchell. Nancy was raised in Kansas City and graduated from Paseo High School. Following graduation, Nancy enrolled in Kansas University. Nancy married her high school sweetheart, William F. “Bill” Walters on September 1, 1951. The couple were married for 62 years before Bill’s passing in 2013.

Nancy was a full-time mother to her three daughters, Sue, Linda Lue, and Patricia; they were the light of Nancy’s life. She spent much of her time devoted to the girls: including coaching their softball teams, leading their girl scout troops, or taking them for a weekly visit to the library.

Nancy was very social and was very active in the communities where she lived. Nancy and Bill moved several times due to Bill’s career, but she was quick to become involved wherever she went. Over the years, Nancy started a soup kitchen with her church; was a community leader, served as a docent for the historical society, and she was very involved in town politics. Nancy was also a “Pink Lady” at Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach, FL.

In her spare time, Nancy was an avid reader and an amazing cook. She enjoyed entertaining her family and friends for holidays and special occasions. Nancy and Bill loved to travel; they travelled all over: including Singapore, Europe, Asia, Africa and all over the United States.

Nancy will be remembered for her love, generosity and strength. She was a two-time cancer survivor, but she didn’t give up. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother and she will be missed by her family.

Nancy was the beloved wife of the late William F. “Bill” Walters, devoted mother of Sue Kirkland & her fiancé Dennis Rieu of Burlington, Linda Lue Leiserson of Wilmington and Patricia Ann Cummings & her husband William of Endicott, NY, loving “Grandma” of Charles E. Leiserson, Jr. & his companion Rachel, William M. Leiserson & his wife Erin, Debby Boyle & her husband Mike, Stacy Kirkland, William Cummings & his companion Rebecca and Elizabeth Cummings Bende & her husband Nakul, great-grandmother of Freddy, Walter, and Alice, sister-in-law of Jane Walters of Ormand Beach, FL, adoring Grandma of two beloved ‘granddogs’, Rascal and Tribble.

Funeral Services for Nancy will be private.

Memorial donations in Nancy’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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