Nancy Weber (1936 – 2012)
MADISON - Nancy Weber peacefully passed away, with family members by her side, in the early morning hours at Redington Fairview Hospital on Sept. 19, 2012.
Nancy was born on November 21, 1936 in Sheldon, Vermont. She graduated from Johnson Teachers College in Johnson, Vermont in 1958.
A short while later she became a teacher. Upon retirement, which was 26 years later, hundreds of kids lives were changed for the better because of Nancy’s dedication. Why? Nancy did what devoted teachers do. She graced them with her wonderful presence. She shared her magical sense of humor, as well as a stern voice whenever needed. Nancy attempted to do her part in developing all of her kids in becoming loving, hard-working young men and women. Often the obvious pride would show as she heard from, or about, one of the kids she had in her classroom. Nancy’s true nature can be summed up with this particular story. This past May when Nancy became extremely ill one of her many doctors, Dr. Holmes, gathered around her and the immediate family. Dr. Holmes lovingly communicated there wasn’t anymore she, or the other doctors, could do for her. As the news was still sinking in Nancy proceeded to do what she has so often done; Nancy sincerely and selflessly asked about the well-being of Dr. Holmes’s family. Dr. Holmes was visibly moved and thanked Nancy for “always asking about the family and being one of the most kind-hearted people she has ever known.
Nancy was married to her husband, Ted Weber, for 52 years. They battled through the obstacles of life, trying to take care of one another, as well as their two sons and one daughter. The greatest obstacle being the seemingly infinite medical ailments Nancy was faced with. And we are not talking about some minor, inconvenient cold here. We are speaking of major medical situations. Indeed, any “one” of these conditions would be simply too much, too difficult to fight through for most individuals. However, Nancy battled through these illnesses, persevering with strength and courage that was undeniable. Mostly she fought the good fight with an amazing will to live, as well as an inspirational grace.
Nancy had a sense of humor that was an absolute joy. She made the world a better place to live simply with her presence. Her caring nature should be something for all of us to strive for. Reading was Nancy’s “get-a-way,” her therapy, and passion all rolled into one. This likely explains her ability to tell a good story. The family loved to sit around the table and listen to her spin a tale or two or three.
Nancy is predeceased by her father, Theodore E. Frazier and her mother, Leona J. Barney.
She is survived by her husband Ted; two sons Graeme Addams and his partner Jennifer Kane; Todd and his wife Heather; daughter, Gannet White and husband Ron; sister Joan and her husband Pastor Ron Faux; brother Ted; three grandchildren, Katelyn, Maddox, and Skyler.
A time of celebrating Nancy’s life will be shared by her family. The family request that take some time to sit on the porch, “hang out” with those nearest and dearest to you, while sharing in much laughter and love. And as time permits, on that same porch, please take time to read that book you have been putting off for far too long. This surely will have Nancy smiling down from heaven!
The family would like to thank Hospice and everyone associated with them for taking such loving care of Nancy for the past few months. Extraordinary is only the starting point to explain the gentle, soothing nature of their professionalism.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Shriners Hospital for Children — Boston, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.
Arrangements under the care & direction of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, Maine 04976.