Miller Memorial Chapel

1120 West Goshen Ave, Visalia, CA


Nancy Lorraine Moorman

10 August, 195313 March, 2020

Nancy Lorraine Moorman passed on Friday, March 13, 2020 at home at the age of 66, after bravely fighting cancer. She was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa August 10, 1953, the second of five children. Her family moved to Visalia in 1959. Nancy attended Visalia schools, Redwood High School and COS. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Nancy passionately supported persons with intellectual disabilities. She coached and supported Special Olympics and coordinated their dances. Nancy also crocheted many blankets for friends and family, several of which were SF Giants-themed. She was always rooting for the Giants and Golden State Warriors. Nancy liked to cook and provided her family with great suppers. Her professional career included a wide spectrum of jobs, but she was most proud of her position as an instructional aid for individuals. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Betty Cates; son, Eddie Woods; and brother, Terry Cates. She is survived by her husband, Ken Moorman; daughter, Amy Woods of Fresno; sons, Craig (Dora) and Keith Moorman; step-son, Joel Moorman, US Navy; step-daughter, Amanda Moorman Mongolo, Incline Village, NV; and daughter-in-law, Amy Woods, Red Bluff; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; brother Mike Cates (Beverly); sisters Colleen Walther (Robert) and Brenda Dahlstedt (Bob); aunt, Mary Blanco; uncle, Bill Bowman (Brenda); and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Nancy was a member of the Visalia United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Special Olympics in her memory. Due to the pandemic concerns, a Celebration of Life will be postponed until a later date. Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchapel.com.


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Sheila Holt-Hiatt

March 20, 2020

I worked with Nancy for several years at Crestwood Elementary. What a lady with class! She loved her kids at school and she loved her family. She lit up every room with her smile. I ran into her at a restaurant within the last year and realized she had a battle on her hands. She still had her radiant smile, a hug, and well wishes to give. My thoughts are with all of you - her family. We shared many laughs and she touched my life.

Sharon Kaplan

March 19, 2020

Nancy was one loving and tough cookie. She was such a fun and feisty classmate through our Redwood years. Her compassion and dedication to those with special needs was matched only by the joy she received from watching them compete in Special Olympics or dance the night away at an event she coordinated. She was a blessing to many, and a local unsung hero to me. Love you Nancy, rest in eternal peace.

Joanie Muse

March 19, 2020

Nancy and I were a team at Crestwood for two years. She always looked out for the best interests of our students and was so positive and upbeat. Nancy was a champion for those with special needs. She loved her family fiercely and spoke about them often. May she rest in peace.


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