ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Nancy Dewey (Burch), 76 years old, born on August 17, 1944, and passed away on April 17, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by sally augdahl on May 6, 2021
Thank you Aunt Nacy for many fond memories of growing up with you, Uncle Butch, Kelli, Patrick and Maureen. I remember many Christmases we spent together and memories I will never forget. I still remember many visits to your house and as a kid being so excited that we were getting close when we passed vitales and the "red plane". Kelli, Pat and Maureen, please know you continue to be in my prayers. I love you Aunt Nancy - eternal rest grant unto her an may perpetual light shine upon her.
Posted by Daniel Ross on April 30, 2021
Some of the best memories of my childhood are from time spent at mom Burch’s house with her small unruly and beautiful family - formative times and events that shaped me into the person I am today. Lazy summers, crazy holidays, back yard parties, rocket football Saturday’s, camping trips to Grand Haven....all felt welcomed, safe and loved at Mom Burch’s house - given just enough freedom to learn some of life’s important lessons but not enough to get into trouble. Well, not too much trouble ;)

And it was the same for many of us from the neighborhood. Mom Burch’s house was a hub for kids and their activities - kids that grew into adults and still found their way back to Mom Burch’s living room for holidays or special events. I remember the day that Mr. Kuipers, our elementary school principal, announced over the intercom that Patrick Burch’s Dad, Nancy’s husband, had unexpectedly died. Our whole neighborhood felt the tragedy. We wondered how their family would make it - early 1970’s, single mom, three crazy kids…

But it turned out that Nancy was as tough and resilient as she was kind and generous. Life threw a lot of adversity in her direction, and Mom Burch worked through the suffering, fought through the pain, and she always came back. And then, in later years it was so satisfying and heartwarming to see Mom Burch mellow with age and settle into work, a new marriage, and happiness. It made the universe seem just a little kinder, a tiny bit more just.

Mom Burch, thank you for everything. I will miss you.
Posted by maureen burch on April 29, 2021
Mom, you left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide, although we cannot see you, your always at our side.

I love you mom
Posted by Raymond Dewey on April 29, 2021
Nancy was a very special person to myself and my family. Our condolences to the Aboosamra and Burch family. Rest in peace Nancy.
Love Raymond, Alli and David.
Posted by Karin Peterson on April 28, 2021
Wow! So many awesome memories! You were my sweet, caring, incredibly funny, second mom for so many years when I was young! ♥️ You took care of me when my parents were away. I love you for loving me like your own! Such an incredible sole and very VERY special lady!  I will miss you mom Nancy!  I will never forget you and all those memories I treasure so much! ♥️♥️
Posted by Theresa Hutchins on April 26, 2021
May your soul be at eternal peace and forever dance with the waves. I love you and will deeply miss you.
Posted by Kelly Coughlin on April 26, 2021
Nancy was such a beautiful person inside and out, and she would be thrilled with this wonderful tribute to her. Nancy was a wonderful cook and her stuffed mushrooms delicious beyond any others. I will miss our conversations, and the kindness she always showed me. Keep the corn bags flying in heaven dear lady❤
Posted by Darci Lapekes on April 26, 2021
What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. She had a heart of gold, loving, caring, and a lot of fun to be around. Me and the kids loved her dearly, we’re thinking of you all in our prayers.
Posted by Robin Samra on April 26, 2021
What a nice collection of photos and video memories! Nancy was a wonderful person who shared her love of cooking delicious food with many of us who were lucky enough to have it! She was a terrific mother and grandmother, and just kind to people, always there to help! She will be missed by so many.
Posted by Sheila Vigh on April 26, 2021
What a wonderful collection of pictures of a life well lived. Nancy was a super nice person. She was very upbeat and fun. Her cooking was fantastic and it was always a pleasure to talk with her. She will be greatly missed.
Posted by Linda Madden on April 26, 2021
It was a great pleasure to have known Nancy. She was a great lady and Mother. She is and will be missed. ❤️❤️
Posted by Kelli Aboosamra on April 26, 2021
I love you so much mom. I miss you
Posted by Patrick Burch on April 26, 2021
                              If Only
                          Author Unknown

                  If we could only see the splendor of the
                             the land
                 To which are loved ones are called from
                            you and me
                          we'd understand
                   If only we could hear the welcome
                           they receive
                   from old familiar voices all so dear
                        we would not grieve
                   if only we could know the reason
                          why they went
                   we'd smile and wipe away the tears
                            that flow
                        And wait content
                             
Posted by Patrick Wilkes on April 26, 2021
Thank you for bringing my best friend into this world. Although we never met in person I got to talk with you on the phone with Patrick and I was able to witness true love between a mother and her son. You created one of the best people I know and for that you will always be in my heart.
Posted by Patrick Burch on April 25, 2021
You are the best of me.

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Posted by sally augdahl on May 6, 2021
Thank you Aunt Nacy for many fond memories of growing up with you, Uncle Butch, Kelli, Patrick and Maureen. I remember many Christmases we spent together and memories I will never forget. I still remember many visits to your house and as a kid being so excited that we were getting close when we passed vitales and the "red plane". Kelli, Pat and Maureen, please know you continue to be in my prayers. I love you Aunt Nancy - eternal rest grant unto her an may perpetual light shine upon her.
Posted by Daniel Ross on April 30, 2021
Some of the best memories of my childhood are from time spent at mom Burch’s house with her small unruly and beautiful family - formative times and events that shaped me into the person I am today. Lazy summers, crazy holidays, back yard parties, rocket football Saturday’s, camping trips to Grand Haven....all felt welcomed, safe and loved at Mom Burch’s house - given just enough freedom to learn some of life’s important lessons but not enough to get into trouble. Well, not too much trouble ;)

And it was the same for many of us from the neighborhood. Mom Burch’s house was a hub for kids and their activities - kids that grew into adults and still found their way back to Mom Burch’s living room for holidays or special events. I remember the day that Mr. Kuipers, our elementary school principal, announced over the intercom that Patrick Burch’s Dad, Nancy’s husband, had unexpectedly died. Our whole neighborhood felt the tragedy. We wondered how their family would make it - early 1970’s, single mom, three crazy kids…

But it turned out that Nancy was as tough and resilient as she was kind and generous. Life threw a lot of adversity in her direction, and Mom Burch worked through the suffering, fought through the pain, and she always came back. And then, in later years it was so satisfying and heartwarming to see Mom Burch mellow with age and settle into work, a new marriage, and happiness. It made the universe seem just a little kinder, a tiny bit more just.

Mom Burch, thank you for everything. I will miss you.
Posted by maureen burch on April 29, 2021
Mom, you left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide, although we cannot see you, your always at our side.

I love you mom
her Life

Such A Beautiful Soul

Nancy P. Dewey was a beautiful soul that passed on April 17. 2021  She loved her family and friends with all her heart. She was a devoted Mother and grandmother who doted on her loved ones and put them first in her life.
  Her happiest times were laughing with friends and family. Her infectious laugh and smile lit up the room. She'd end every conversation with, "I love you very much."
  Nancy loved to cook and to celebrate with friends. Her "stuffed mushrooms" and "broccoli casserole" were legendary.  Her dips, cakes, and other culinary goodies always made the party.
  Not only did Nancy like to celebrate with amazing dishes, she also loved to decorate for every occasion. On every holiday her home would embody through decoration and festivity the happy feeling that accompanied it. There would be St. Patrick's Day leprechauns, a variety of Old World Santas, and ghosts and goblins for Halloween. Oh...She also loved gnomes. The gnomes.  The wonderful gnomes.
  She was a fierce competitor and loved to play games. She was a formidable bags player, and was a much coveted partner. Her intense focus when she played was only rivaled by her sense of fun and by her joyous spirit.
  And finally, her great joy in life was helping others.  Either by helping people run errands, by babysitting, or just by being the beautiful soul that she was
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Shared by Ruth Bentley on April 26, 2021
Wow Patrick, that is an amazing tribute to your mom! Loved all the great pictures. You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom was a wonderful woman and a great friend. We had so many great times together. Many fun trips to the casino and going out to eat or just getting together and talking. We had lots of fun times here up North by Mike and Kelli's. She will be greatly missed. Thank you so much for sharing her Memorial with me. May God give you and your family comfort and peace during this time. Love, Ruthie.