Nancy Jane Dieter

May 16, 1924January 7, 2019

Mrs. George Dieter, Jr.

Nancy Jane Phelps Dieter was born to Lattie Eula Hearn Phelps and Walter Phelps on May 16, 1924, in Wilson, Oklahoma. She left this life to join her heavenly Father on January 7, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings and her husband, George Dieter, Jr.

Nancy Jane was the youngest of the six Phelps children, all of whom emphasized loving relationships resulting in strong family ties. Family reunions were started in 1950 and continue to be held annually.

Nancy was always involved in the activities of her church; she had the gift of hospitality; she was incredibly well-organized and provided a comfortable home for her family. She loved playing games, working puzzles, dressmaking, crocheting and tatting. She also enjoyed playing 42 and Scrabble until a few months before her death.

After George’s retirement as Director of Public Works in 1982, Nancy and George moved to Wilcox, Arizona, where they operated a peach and apple orchard for over 20 years. They moved back to El Paso in 2003.

Nancy lived a long, good life in which she influenced others by the way she practiced her faith. She will be missed by her family: Pamela and Jim Wilhite, her daughter and son-in-law; Philipp George III and Peggy Dieter, her son and daughter-in-law; grandchildren Mary Jane Covington, Jonathan Dieter and wife, Jenny, Amanda Dieter and Kelsey Pollock; great grandchildren, Selene Covington, Colton, Jesse and Judson Dieter; many nieces and nephews and their families.

Nancy practiced being positive and, when faced with a new situation would say, “The older I get, the more flexible I must be.” She was happy living with Peggy and Philipp for the last 6 years. The family is grateful for the care given to Nancy by friend, Susan Turner, Dr. Muneer Assi, and the staff of Envision Hospice.

A Celebration of her life will be held at 2 pm January 19 at First Baptist Church in El Paso led by Dr. Mark Rotramel with music provided by The SonTones and Bruce Nehring, organist. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of El Paso Foundation, or a charity of your choice.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 19, 2019

Nancy Jane Dieter

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Miriam Redwine

January 18, 2019

My first memory of Nancy is riding with her and other friends from First Baptist to a WMU meeting at the home of Ruth Deerman. Many other good memories over a span of more than forty years followed with Nancy always showing her faith in the Lord. I am glad that I had the priveledge of her being a part of my life.