Obituary: Nancy Catharine Macey
Nancy Catharine Macey
July 23, 1931 – May 8, 2016
Nancy Catharine Macey passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Presbyterian/Saint Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado after a short illness. Born in 1931 in Oneonta, New York, she was the daughter of the late Stuart M. Keenan and Helen Fisher Keenan. She was a graduate of Oneonta High School and Cornell University. A dietetic internship led to employment with Aetna Life Insurance Co. and then to a hospital job in Poughkeepsie, New York.
She left the East Coast in 1960 for employment with the Profit Company and found her forever home in Colorado. She built her “cabin” in Summit County in 1968. The last twenty years of employment Nancy worked as a registered dietician at a University of Colorado Boulder residence hall.
Upon retirement, she and her late husband, Thomas Macey made Summit County their permanent home. She volunteered as a ski instructor and guide. They were active in the Over the Hill Gang and climbed all the mountains over 14,000 feet in Colorado. She also enjoyed golf.
An active member of the Father Dyer United Methodist Church, she sang in the choir until she left the mountains. The last month of her life was spent at her apartment in Brookdale Parkplace, Denver. She was an early supporter and served on the Board of Directors for Breckenridge Music Festival. She was active in numerous community organizations including the local P.E.O. Chapter to provide scholarship funds for Summit County women. She also supported and participated in the Summit Foundation.
Survivors include her brother Stuart M. Keenan (Mary Lou); step daughters, Martha(David) Rodgers, Carol Scott Zimmerman; step sons, Thomas Mills Macey Jr., Christopher David Macey; nieces, Catharine Keenan, Christie (Kenneth) Gignac, Carol (Michael) Terwilliger; nephew, Robert S.(Dawn) Keenan; step grandchildren, Katherine R. Hiner, Tschudy Smith, Christopher Macey, Justin Macey and several great nieces and nephews. She will be truly missed by her beloved dog Max.
A celebration of her life will be planned at a later date. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Father Dyer United Methodist Church, The Summit Foundation, or the Breckenridge Music Festival.
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