- 72 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 2, 1943
- Date of passing: Nov 11, 2015
|Let the memory of Nancy be with us forever|
Nancy F. Jentzsch, beloved mother and grandmother, died November 11, 2015. She was born August 2, 1943 in Phoenix, Arizona to Reed and Dorothea Ferrill, both of whom preceded her in death. Nancy received her teaching degree from Cornell College in Iowa prior to beginning a 30 year career with District 60 as an educator and technology coordinator. After her retirement from the District she taught at schools in the Denver area before returning to Pueblo where she provided technology support for The McClelland School and the GOAL Academy. She was a Mac enthusiast and an accomplished gardener. Her irises were a source of beauty and joy for her family and neighbors.
She had a big heart and nearly boundless energy. Nancy was involved in several organizations, including Delta Kappa Gamma and the Pueblo Choral Society. She was a founding board member of the TIE (Technology In Education) conference held annually in Snowmass and was a past President of the Board of the YWCA. She was also a recipient of the Outstanding Woman Award through the Pueblo City/County Library District for her service to our community.
Nancy’s husband of 44 years, Robert Jentzsch, preceded her in death as did her sister, Mary Ferrill. She is survived by her children Kathy (Danny) Santersero, Mary (Roger) Ruff, and Bob Jentzsch; brothers Reed, Charlie (Kathy) and David (Marlys) Ferrill; grandchildren Karl, Rob, Daniel, Kayla, Nicholas, Nina, Samuel and Katie as well as numerous special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Memorial service and reception will be held Tuesday, November 17 at 1:00pm at Ascension Episcopal Church with inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.
When we remember the remarkable woman she was, we can all say, “She worked hard, loved much and always strove to do her best. Sitting was not an option”.
"I wanted to light a candle in memory of Mrs. Jentzch as one of the few teachers who influenced my life and encouraged me to as a student to do whatever makes me happy. I have many memories of staying late after school for choir practice with her at Freed Middle School and they remain some of my fondest memories to this day. May her soul rest in peace and I hope that she is singing with the angels!"
"Here is what I wrote on Tuesday Nov. 17, 2015:
With grief and gratitude we celebrate the life of my Aunt Nancy today, who lost her battle with cancer. She was a force of nature in her own right, who was a great role model growing up. She exemplified what it is to be a strong, loving woman who treated everyone with the respect she demanded herself. Woe to you if you crossed her path, but there was always a loving hug and radiant smile on the other side. She was a teacher by calling and taught something to everyone she encountered. She will be sorely missed and her legacy will be felt through her children, many nephews, nieces, grandchildren and the hundreds of students she taught in her 30 years as an educator in Pueblo's school district 60. Say hi to mom, Aunt Nancy!"
"Like her mother before her, Nancy was a strong woman with a deep commitment to her community and family. She had a green thumb and grew amazing gardens. Any time I needed advice on plants, I would ask her. She and her husband, Bob, raised two strong women who have followed in their mother's footsteps as teachers and a most caring and creative son who cared for his mother until the end. I was so lucky to have had Nancy in my life. She was and is an inspiration for living a life that wasn't always easy, but was filled with much joy for the small things that we often forget to appreciate; a beautiful flower, sunsets, learning new things, meeting new friends (& old), taking pride in our children, and knowing we have lived with and by grace. I will miss her sense of humor and her smile most of all.
"Hello extended Colorado family,
I have wonderful and very clear memories of being with you all in Pueblo on our way to the mountains from Arkansas. Nancy was always so kind and welcoming. Her yearly Christmas cards were always a treat. I know her bountiful spirit will be missed. Our thought are with you.
Leslie Cole Tanquary"
"To the family,
Though I don't know you personally, please accept my deepest condolences. When I have lost loved ones in death, I have found comfort from knowing that God has provided a hope for the future.
John 5:28-29 " the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out..." We have this real hope of being reunited with your dead loved ones. And being that God is the source of life, he is certainly capable of restoring life back to those who have died.
If you have any questions or want more info, please visit jw.org or email me- firstname.lastname@example.org"
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