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Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Cemetery

8200 Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi, TX

OBITUARY

Nancy Kay Graves

September 9, 1943September 28, 2019
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Nancy Kay Graves passed away on September 28, 2019 at the age of 76. She was born on September 9, 1943 in Guadalupe County, Texas. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Leona Roberts and her brother Gilbert “Butch” Roberts, Jr.

She met and married the love of her life Bobbie Dale Graves of Nixon, Texas. They were married in a small wedding in Luling, Texas on November 15, 1963. Together for 56 years they traveled the country, retiring from the Navy life in Corpus Christi, Texas.

They had three children, Kimberly Kay Olszewski (Michael) Corpus Christi, Texas, Bobby Dale Graves (Tasha) Portland, Texas and Donna Michelle Graves Houston, Texas. Nancy loved her granddaughters, Kristen, MacKenzie, Kaylee (Ryan), Keri, Kate, Kelly, Calista, Addison, Ainsley and Eleanor and her great grandkids, Rhylin, Hudson and Lincoln.

She enjoyed playing sports at Luling High School and continued to coach her kids in softball and cheerleading for many years. She was always involved with her children and grandchildren, serving as Girl Scout Leader and room mother. She was a huge force for over 10 years with the Flour Bluff Athletic Booster Club serving as President for many of those years.

Anyone that knew Nancy knew that she was a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys and enjoyed watching the Spurs. We all knew not to call or visit while she was watching a game. She enjoyed numerous hobbies….painting, ceramics and gardening. The house was always decorated for every holiday; from ghost and goblins in October to a Winter Wonderland at Christmas.

Nancy leaves behind a large extended family and close friends around the world.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Memory Gardens Funeral Home. A Chapel Service will be held at Memory Gardens Funeral Home on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 09:30 a.m. with Interment to follow at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery at 11 a.m.

  • FAMILY

  • Bobbie Dale Graves, Husband
  • Kimberly Kay Olszewski (Michael), Daughter
  • Bobby Dale Graves (Tasha), Son
  • Donna Michelle Graves, Daughter
  • Kristen, MacKenzie, Kaylee (Ryan), Keri and Kate, Granddaughters
  • Kelly, Calista, Addison, Ainsley and Eleanor, Granddaughters
  • Rhylin, Hudson and Lincoln, Great-Grandchildren
  • Gilbert and Leona Roberts, Parents (deceased)
  • Gilbert "Butch" Roberts Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bobby Graves
  • Michael Olszewski
  • Ronnie Newman
  • Kevin Van Tilburg
  • Brandon Johnson
  • Jonah Garcia

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Interment Monday, October 7, 2019

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Nancy Kay Graves

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John Meadows

October 8, 2019

We have known Mrs. Nancy Kay Graves, Bob and their family for many years during our Navy Career, especially in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Flour Bluff, TX. Nancy has always been a great Mother, supporting the children when they were young at school sports, events requiring a lot of her time, raising great kids. A Texas LADY through and through! We truly regret missing visits with her and her family. Very respectfully, LCDR John/Mary Meadows,
USN(RET)

Ron & Sue Weikum

October 1, 2019

Nancy's infectious smile ...that is what comes to mind when thinking of this special soul. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to family, friends and pray for your comfort and peace during this difficult time.

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