Nancy Jane Day van Morkhoven, Ph.D.

July 8, 1933October 22, 2012

Nancy Jane Day van Morkhoven, Ph.D., 79, forensic clinical psychologist, passed away October 22, 2012. Born in Paris, Texas, on July 8, 1933, Nancy was daughter of Pauline and David Day. She was preceded in death by her sister, Patty Day Granger and is survived by her brother, Dan Day; daughter, Kathryn Jost; son, Weston Jost; daughter-in-law, Irina Jost; grandchildren Hannah Jones, Alexandra Jost, Samuel Jost, and Nicholas Jost; several nieces, nephews and friends and, especially, very dear friend, Dr. Joe Williamson. Nancy was a lifelong Methodist and Republican and was a member of the American Psychologist Association, the Texas Rehab Association, Zeta Tau Alpha, the Samuel Sorrell Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Dunbar Oliphant Clan. In lieu of flowers, donations to the local chapter SPCA or Humane Society are appreciated. Nancy was a beautiful, loving, caring, generous, humorous and intelligent woman. She had several passions including her grandchildren, antiquing, genealogy, jewelry collecting, travelling and pets. She was an avid reader and loved reading western, crime fiction, Harry Potter and mystery novels. She loved music and was a fan of Willy Nelson. She was a collector of Hop-A-Long Cassidy memorabilia and teddy bears, the latter of which she used in play therapy with some of her youngest patients. She graduated from North Texas State University in ’63 with a Masters in Psychology and became a licensed psychologist in ’76. She later received her doctorate at the University of Texas Health Science center. Nancy was a very unique woman, with great wit, who touched many lives and will be deeply missed.


  • Memorial Service Monday, October 29, 2012

Nancy Jane Day van Morkhoven, Ph.D.

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Roddy Oliphant

November 22, 2012

Nancy was a wonderful inspiration, confidant and soul mate. As a friend, Nancy was kind, warm and generous. Her departure cannot be replaced or filled. She simply shone.


October 28, 2012

GoodBye Nancy, Short were the number of years I knew you but in that time I knew I had met a lady that I would have loved to know much longer. Too bad that life doesn't give us perfect health and allow the trip to last as long as we wish but you are now in a place where I hear we wish for nothing. A place you will no doubt leave your mark on. I remember you sharing how our pets return to us there and it would be interesting to get a report on how all of yours are getting along...I guess heaven helps us all love each other. If you could, would you please send a little piece of it down here to help us all know the endless love that will one day be ours as well. Tomorrow we will all meet to celebrate your life and probably swap a few stories of how you have touched each of us. You would be proud to be there too I am sure as Kathryn has planned it to be a very special day for you and you know how good she is at making a day special for those she is honoring...I Remember you talking about how much you enjoyed Holidays at her house, especially the day of Hannah's graduation. We will all miss and remember you Nancy and there is a part of you that lives on in your family and each of us you have touched. You will be missed until we see you again...

Judy Maiorka

October 28, 2012

How I will miss her. She was indeed an incredible woman who I had the privilege to know and work for for over 19 years. She was loved and admired by many. My heart goes out to you Kathryn, Weston and all her grandchildren & family. I pray you have peace in your hearts through this difficult time.

Malcomb Devore

October 28, 2012

A lovely,classy remarkable women who the heavens will welcome with open all the family my deepest sympathy
Malcomb Devore

Phyllis Vaughan Moody

October 28, 2012

I really enjoyed getting to know Nancy while we were working on her lineage back to her REV soldier. She and I had many nice lunches together and lots of "genealogy" talk. May God comfort the family, and know that you were loved by your mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. I will always remember her with great fondness. Phyllis Vaughan Moody, fellow genealogist, member Samuel Sorrell NSDAR, Houston, TX

Toni Jarvis

October 28, 2012

Kathryn & Hannah, I know you will miss her but you will see her again. I am so sorry for your loss. We pray that God will give you peace and comfort in your sorrow.... Love You Guys The Jarvis family

Hannah Jones

October 28, 2012

She is somewhere, smiling with pride on us. We are her living descendants who carry the essence of herself, a unique and forever cherished pearl of an individual.

Paula Waters

October 28, 2012

Kathy...I am so sorry for the loss to you beautiful family...I know what a beautiful person you are and you have had to have gotten those traits from your Mom. Know my heart smiles for her in Heaven and is heavy for you here on earth...Keep your beautiful smile my lovie...We have know each other a long time. If there is anything I can do please ask...PEACE...Paula Waters

Vivienne Long-Speer

October 27, 2012

What an incredible woman! May she continue to empower others in her passing to do, be and act in ways consistent with who she was as a human being.

Julie Kuebler

October 26, 2012

Another bright and shining star has been added to Heaven, our Miss (Ms.!) Nancy. Shining as bright as her beautiful smile. While I am deeply saddened, my heart rejoices knowing she is with our Father! My only regret, is that I do not believe she knew what an impact she had on me and, I'm sure, many others. Thank you, Nancy, for sharing the bit of time you had with us. You will never be forgotten (and loved) May peace be with you! My love and prayers are with you Kathryn, Hannah and Weston, God bless.