Nancy L. Huyck

5 mai 193812 juin 2021

Nancy L. Huyck died peacefully at home on June 12, 2021, at the age of 83.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary (Huyck) and William Gibson, her three grandchildren and their spouses, Amanda Geno and Rae Drossel, Benjamin and Aleesa Gibson, and Tiffany (Gibson) and Devin Neu; and her sister, Linda Shipp. She is preceded in death by her parents, Helen and Nolan Bishop, her husband, Noel C. Huyck, and by two of her children, James Huyck and Catherine (Huyck) Mimms.

Nancy was born in Lansing, Michigan, on May 5, 1938. A graduate of Eastern High School, Nancy studied at Michigan State University, and went on to work in a variety of administrative roles for companies like General Motors and Pixley Funeral Home. Her primary and most fulfilling job, however, was serving as a devoted mother and grandmother to her three children and three grandchildren. A friend to everyone and an adopted mother to many, Nancy lit up every room she entered, exuding warmth, kindness, and a charming amount of sass.

Before but especially after Noel’s retirement, travel with friends and family was one of Nancy’s passions. She was delighted by their travels throughout Europe, the many cruises they took to places like Alaska and Greece, and by trips to Hawaii, California, and Mexico. Nancy was also responsible for a family love of Disney that continues to this day; one of her last major trips was to Walt Disney World to celebrate her 60th wedding anniversary with Noel, Mary, her grandchildren, and their spouses.

Throughout her life, Nancy deeply cherished her faith, and the extended family she found in the church. Music was incredibly meaningful to her, and she spent over 30 years singing in church choirs, including two European performance tours with the choir at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. She spent many years as an active member of the United Methodist Women’s group, where she helped organize Rummage Sales, and fed hundreds of people for events like the annual Spaghetti Dinner.

Visitation will be held at Pixley Funeral Home in Rochester on Wednesday, June 16th from 5pm-9pm. On Thursday, June 17th, visitation will be held at 10am at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Rochester; the memorial service will follow at St. Paul’s at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html


  • Mary Gibson (William), Daughter
  • Amanda Geno (Rae Drossel), Granddaughter
  • Benjamin Gibson (Aleesa), Grandson
  • Tiffany Neu (Devin), Granddaughter
  • Linda Shipp, Sister
  • Helen Bishop, Mother (deceased)
  • Nolan Bishop, Father (deceased)
  • Noel C. Huyck, Husband (deceased)
  • James Huyck, Son (deceased)
  • Catherine Mimms, Daughter (deceased)


  • Visitation

    mercredi, 16 juin , 2021

  • Visitation

    jeudi, 17 juin , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    jeudi, 17 juin , 2021


Nancy L. Huyck


Scott Ketcheson

16 juin , 2021

Many memories of her and Uncle Noel, Mary, Jimmy and Cathy when we would visit them when I was very young, of her laugh and the nuggets of advice she would leave me. And her way of saying "Now Scott Lee.........." always got the reaction she wanted. And she always seemed delighted at the attention when the family was gathered for any event. I will miss her. Another of a generation has passed on.

Larry Hammerling

15 juin , 2021

I have to share a travel story. Noel and Nancy took me on my first visit to Northern Michigan. I know we spend more time than we planned to in Traverse City and tried to find a place to stay the night. No room in the inn, as the story goes until south of TC at the Brown Trout Inn. Noel scored us a 3 room suite so we could rest up and continue to sight-see and antique. I still treasure an amethyst glass tray I bought on that trip. My life spills over with memories shared with this family.

Arthur Ritter

15 juin , 2021

So sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. It was my honor to minister with Nancy and Noel at Meadowbrook Congregational Church. Nancy served well on the Music Board and in the Chancel Choir. She was a strong woman with a gentle heart. I so enjoyed my visits with her throughout the years. My heart and prayers are with her family.

Sheri Daniel

14 juin , 2021

Such a special woman, gave fabulous hugs and had a wonderful laugh! Will miss her no nonsense advice and conversation. 💔 I will keep my wonderful memories close! Fly high & hug everyone for me, Aunt Nancy 💖