Nancy C Wadsworth
Nancy C. Wadsworth, age 89, of Abilene passed away July 11, 2021 at Hendrick’s Hospice Care in Abilene.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 15, 2021 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home with Jeff Hatcher of Wylie United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.
Nancy was born in Morgantown, WV to Benjamin and Margaret Chalmers on January 5, 1932. She attended West Virginia University and studied Music. She loved singing, performing at church, weddings and even on a few radio programs in the mid 1950's. She married fellow student Donald L. Wadsworth on November 30, 1957 and together they traveled extensively with his career as an officer in the United States Air Force. They lived in Bermuda, Virginia, and England, ultimately retiring in Abilene, Texas in 1977. Don passed away in 2012 shortly before their 55th wedding anniversary.
Once her children were grown, she was one of the original employees who helped with the opening of Dillard's at the Mall of Abilene in the Housewares department. Her greatest pleasure was to use her generous discount to spoil her family with lavish gifts every Christmas. She later worked at the Taylor County Tax Appraisal Office. Family meant everything to her and she loved the holidays when all the family gathered at her and dad's home to celebrate. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching her grandchildren play soccer, baseball, football, volleyball, marching band and was a huge Texas Rangers fan watching most of their games on TV.
She loved her church, Elmwood West United Methodist Church and was an active volunteer at Abilene Regional Medical Center for over 34 years. But, the one thing she loved the most was Bridge. She played it almost her entire life, as a young military wife at the Officer’s Wives Clubs, Honeymoon Bridge with her mother in law every summer when the family visited West Virginia, overseas in England and up to a couple of months ago with her dearest friends in Abilene. She had a wonderful life and she will be greatly missed by her family, friends and her caregivers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother James Chalmers and sister in law JoAnn Wadsworth.
She is survived by her three children, Judy Wadsworth Curran and husband Tommy of Austin, son Tom and wife Lorri Wadsworth of Abilene and daughter Amy Ribelin of Austin. She was a beloved Nana to her seven grandchildren, Lauren Wadsworth of Dallas, Robin Wadsworth of Abilene, Ben and wife Taylor Wadsworth of Georgetown, Jillian and husband Alex Sheppard of Austin, Samantha Curran of London, England, Meredith Curran of Austin and Sydney Ribelin of San Diego, CA. She always joked that she would never live long enough to welcome any grandchildren at all. She was overjoyed to meet her first great granddaughter, Whitney Wadsworth two years ago and most recently Adyson Wadsworth. She is also survived by brother in law Maurice Wadsworth of Columbia, SC, nephew Michael and wife Carla Wadsworth of Columbia, SC and niece Susan Williams of Charles Town, WV.
Pallbearers will be: Tom Curran, Ben Wadsworth, Terry St. Pierre and Carlton Coston.
Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or Elmwood West United Methodist Church.
Finally, a very special, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you to Ginny McIntosh, Mom's friend and loving caregiver, who made her last few years incomparably better. We would also like to thank the doctors and nurses and Hendrick Medical Center South, Encompass Rehab, Wisteria Skilled Nursing and Hendrick’s Hospice for taking care of our mother.