This online memorial was created in memory of Nancy Lyddon, 81, born on March 12, 1934 and passed away on September 7, 2015. Please make yourself comfortable, pour yourself a drink, visit and explore, and leave as many stories and pictures as you like. It will round out the story so we can all remember her better. Come back and visit anytime. Love and hugs to all
"It was one year ago today that you left us, although of course, you haven't really left. I still talk to you every day. Lots of love, B."
"Thank you everyone! The family has so enjoyed your tributes and all the good laughs and happy memories of Nancy that are out there. We get an alert each time a tribute goes up and it has been a joy to read each one. - Barbara, Cat, Phil, Bruce -"
"I had only met Nancy on a handful of occasions, most of them more than 20 years ago, but I have a clear and strong memory of her as an elegant, intelligent, dramatic and strong-willed woman. Though I consider myself a bit of a card player, I am most relieved that I never sat across the bridge table from her! I am glad to have known Nancy, if mostly via Cat, the "sister" I never had, and send love, support and hugs to her, Barb, and Phil."
"We shared many trips with Nancy and Phil....to France,South Africa,Zimbabwe , and Santa Fe.One of the most memorable was a trip to the Canadian Rockies.One of the golf stops was at Jasper Lake Lodge.It was Labor Day and after 9 holes of cold and windy golf,it began to snow and sleet.The only problem was that Ken was having the round of his life.On the 10th green,Nancy was holding the flagstick,was covered in a light coating of snow and Phil and Cynthia called it quits.Ken hoped that Nancy would not leave,(only 8 more holes to play)He admonished her to stay with him.
Surprisingly Nancy stuck it out...for a rather memorable round of winter. (In September) golf.
She became our hero,a stand up friend .
We will miss her but have wonderful memories."
"Nancy and uncle Phil, 50 years, ago introduced me to the guitar. Uncle Phil gave me his old Harmony guitar which I started playing at age 10, then promptly , with a friends help, fell on the Harmony and broke it in half. The guitar was broken but that introduction began a lifetime of enjoyment, collecting and playing the guitar to this day....50 years later. The guitar has been a lifelong love. thanks so much. N & P."
"Here's to the creative, warm and special lady, who adopted us into her family and created memories that make us laugh and sigh for port, dark chocolate and darts along the banks of the Seine. And let's not forget her deep and total enjoyment of a good joke - even if putting a light switch on the top of a doorway is a little weird. We can only feel lucky we were part of her life. Thank you Nancy and know you will be sorely missed."
"I first met Nancy and Phil when Phil was a senior in law school. We have kept in touch all these years. I just can't believe Nancy is gone. My heart goes out to dear Phil, Cathy and Barbara and family. I will always cherish our "law school days" and all the wonderful times we had during these many years. Nancy was so special, so elegant, a very dear friend and confidant. I will always remember her laugh. I am all the better a person for having known her. She and my Rick are probably having a martini and playing Bridge somewhere fun. Very sincerely and with love always. l"
"Watching the pictures of Aunt Nancy scroll by are heartwarming. Her life was concentrated around family and friends, travel, and more family and friends. I hadn't seen her for many years, but can still hear her sincere infectious laugh. I wrote her a note once when I was very young. I started it with Dear Ant Nancy. She laughed and laughed."
"I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Nancy's passing. While we had not seen each other in many years, I have fond memories of the Lyddon gatherings with everyone. The last time we were together was in Newport Beach, CA fourteen years ago, our time together was well enjoyed by all. To Cat and Barbara your mom will be missed but ours lives are all better for knowing her. For many years I looked forward to that Christmas card your mom would send my family, always making me feel remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you all, Elizabeth"
"Nancy was such a true and caring friend. Her concern about her beloved Daisy even though she was so very ill. Always a cheerful voice on the phone right up until her last days. She was loved and will be solely missed.
From jean Bell"
"To my loving,loyal,talented and best friend sister. May God bless you and keep you. I am so blessed yo have had you as my sister."
"I met Nancy 22 years ago and we have been friends since-we played lots of golf and lots of bridge together and we stayed friends.What a lovely lady she was who will be missed by all that knew her.
Rest in Peace Nancy
"We have known Nancy and Phil here in Florida for over 25 years. Going back to their house in Eagleton. When we think of Nancy we think of bridge, bridge and more bridge. We are quite sure she has found a game in Heaven and is already winning.
We miss Nancy so much and will never forget her infectious laugh.
Much sympathy to all Nancy's family. With our love ,
Carol and Jack"
"Our Deepest Condolences on your family's loss - may GOD take her in his arms and keep her forever in his graces. She is now in a peaceful place until you meet again. Love, Toni and Bart !!"
"I have such happy memories of Aunt Nancy and being together with the Lyddon cousins. It was always a treat for us, living in California, to have our "New York" cousins visit. I remember gifts sent to my brother, Rob, and me at Christmas time. Receiving a package in the mail was such a treat and there may have been more than one year when I didn't wait until Christmas to open the package!! We are grateful for Aunt Nancy's life and the love that she shared with us. We send our love to Uncle Phil and our cousins, Barbara and Cathy. xxoo
Love always, Debbie, Guy, Betsy and Katie Foresman"
"Nancy, I hold you in the highest regard. Peace be with you. You will be missed."
"What stands out about Nancy are her voice and her hands! When she spoke she was remarkably engaging. Just her hand embellishments alone were the entertainment. She could tell any story and make it a dramatic event! Just loved that about her. I'm smiling broadly as I write this. Thanks Nancy! Much love!"
"To the one who gave me life, a life, and an understanding of life. Peace and travel well in the journey."
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