OBITUARY

Christina "Chris" Ruth Nance

May 2, 1956January 10, 2021
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Christina ‘Chris’ Ruth Nance, 63, stepped into the afterlife Sunday January 10, 2021. She was born in Denver. Her parents are Joan and (a very patient) Harlan Smith.

Chris may have been a handful as a teenager. She married young and though he proved not to be her soul mate they did have a daughter, Dani.

Chris loved sci-fi, making beautiful crafts and she had magic when she was in the kitchen. She loved dogs and found late in her life that she was a cat person too. The love of her life though, was her grandson. From the day he was born she was hooked.

She spent most of her working life in the service of King Soopers. She held many positions with the company. She worked in their parts department for many years running parts to mechanics at the stores. While she worked in the stores she worked in the deli, in the bakery as a cake decorator, and as a cashier. Many will remember her smile and her laugh.

Those of us left here to carry her torch and cherish her memory are her parents Harlan and Joan, her brother James Hagan, her daughter Danielle Steele, and her grandson Liam Steele.

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  • Memorial Service

    Monday, January 18, 2021

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Star Freirose

January 16, 2021

To the Nance Family, 


Chris Nance, a woman who will forever have an impact on the King Soopers family. My first day there was December 18th 2019, I remember seeing her between training sessions and almost feeling a piece of home within her. After the holiday rush, I started to talk to her more and more. She welcomed me with open arms, and didn’t care who anyone was, she didn't care about race, religion, gender sexuality or anything really, all she cared about is that no one was messing with you. I often talk to my coworkers about the memories they have of her, and how she was often seen as a mother/grandmotherly figure within their experiences. I often look at her and see my own grandmother, between the physical looks and they way they acted; she and I talked about so much, between our life experiences and so much more. When I first heard that she was sick, I had a feeling she’d fight it off, because I had so much faith within her. As she took her leave of absence I thought about her, and often wondered when she was coming back. Months had passed and myself and others worried about her, she was fighting so many battles. When I heard that she passed I was saddened to hear she lost one of her biggest battles, it felt like I lost another piece of my home; and my family. Other co-workers felt the same way. Words cannot describe how much of an impact she had on my life and so many others lives. On behalf of myself and so many others I am so sorry.

Suzy Ellis

January 16, 2021

We used to sit in front of King Soopers on our breaks and visit. We often had to be "reminded of the time". Chris will be greatly missed.

Christi Baldwin

January 14, 2021

I will miss chris with all my heart she was like a mom to me i worked with her at king soppers as a chasier she loved to hear stories about my son logan and was very happy and excited when i told her i was having twin baby girls i'm glade that she got to see a picture of them i will miss giving her and joking about her coffee in the morning and her tea in the afternoon i just know that when i have my coffee and tea i will always think of her god gained a beautiful angle but i know that she loved her daughter and her grandson she talked about them all the time and i will miss her hugs and her beautiful smile with all our love,thoughts and prayers love the Baldwin family

Melinda Smith

January 13, 2021

I worked with Chris at King Soopers. She was a very caring loving person. I enjoyed her smile and loved chatting with her when she would come shopping into the store with her parents. She always spoke highly of her grandson. She will be missed. Keeping you all in my prayers.

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