OBITUARY

Paula Jean Nance

16 February, 19471 April, 2021

Paula Jean Nance, 74 of Mesa, AZ passed away on April 1st, 2021 at Banner heart hospital. She was born on February 16th, 1947 in Youngstown, Ohio.

Paula was married to the love of her life Don Eugene Nance on May 26th, 1966

Paula graduated from Camelback High School and worked as a bookkeeper for the construction industry.

Paula has a passion for drag racing, Southwestern art, decorating, wardrobing, and Americana. She had a love for Sedona and Christmas.

Paula was preceded in death by her son Brian Nance and her Parents Paul and Winnetta Lanterman. She's survived by her husband Don Nance of 55 years, her sons Daryl(Becky), Eric (April) Nance, four grandchildren Brandon, Kaylee, Eros and Airah Nance and one sister Marge Jantz. She was also blessed by having a blended family that gave her 5 grandchildren Zian and Haleigh Tyler, Autumn Orban, Joshua and Jacob Weir and one Great Grandchild Brynlee Weir.

Family, friends and others whose lives have been touched by Paula are invited to the home of Daryl and Becky's private residence on May 1st, 2021(address upon request) from 10 am - 2pm to reminisce, grieve, support each other and of course just chat!

In lieu of flowers Paula's family is asking that contributions be made to sunshine acres children's home: 3405 N. Higley rd. Mesa, AZ 85215

  • FAMILY

  • Don Eugene Nance, Spouse
  • Daryl (Becky) Nance, Son
  • Eric (April) Nance, Son
  • Brandon Nance, Grandchild
  • Kaylee Nance, Grandchild
  • Eros Nance, Grandchild
  • Airah Nance, Grandchild
  • Marge Jantz, Sister
  • Zian Tyler, Grandchild
  • Haleigh Tyler, Grandchild
  • Autumn Orban, Grandchild
  • Joshua Weir, Grandchild
  • Jacob Weir, Grandchild
  • Brynlee Weir, Great Grandchild
  • Brian Nance, Son (deceased)
  • Paul Lanterman, Father (deceased)
  • Winnetta Lanterman, Mother (deceased)

Services

  • Celebration of Paula's Life

    Saturday, 1 May , 2021

Memories

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Kaylee Nance

2 May 2021

I remember the last time I saw you, when my father, your son, passed away... I never thought I'd be here with you so quickly. You were the most amazing grandmother anyone could ask for. You will always be with my in my heart. I love you so much! Until we meet again...

Love always,
Your granddaughter
Kaylee Nance

Becky Nance

2 May 2021

It was September 1996 I had Paula and Don on my schedule at the salon and I believe they were new clients and I had to cancel the day because I was due to have Jacob. Paula and Don waited for me to come back from maternity leave and were my clients forever, well at least Paula. Lol! Don started shaving his own head right around the time Daryl broke his arm in 2000. He couldn't drive so Paula drove him to his hair appointments, the arm healed and he just kept coming in to get his hair cut and also became a life long client Lol!
Months after my divorce from the boys Dad in 2005 I told Daryl that if he wanted to go do something let me know and we can go! We'll it took him months to ask but when he did he invited me to go to his work company Christmas party and he and Don also worked for the same company. So technically our first was with Don and Paula and technically she introduced us and I will be forever grateful for that and am blessed to have been her daughter in law for just over 14 years! But her friend for 25 years! She will be missed terribly by so many !

Don Nance

6 April 2021

This is the flag I made for Paula. First picture is back of flag.

Don Nance

6 April 2021

Today we said our final goodbyes to my 60 year love. We met at a school dance, she was 14 and I was 16. We both knew it was forever. Now she's in a beautiful place with God and no more pain or suffering. She gave her love to most and tried to love all. We'll be together soon for eternity! I'll continue loving her until we're together again

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY