Paula Jean Nance

February 16, 1947April 1, 2021

Paula Jean Nance, 74 of Mesa, AZ passed away on April 1st, 2021 at Banner heart hospital. She was born on February 16th, 1947 in Youngstown, Ohio.

Paula was married to the love of her life Don Eugene Nance on May 26th, 1966

Paula graduated from Camelback High School and worked as a bookkeeper for the construction industry.

Paula has a passion for drag racing, Southwestern art, decorating, wardrobing, and Americana. She had a love for Sedona and Christmas.

Paula was preceded in death by her son Brian Nance and her Parents Paul and Winnetta Lanterman. She's survived by her husband Don Nance of 55 years, her sons Daryl(Becky), Eric (April) Nance, four grandchildren Brandon, Kaylee, Eros and Airah Nance and one sister Marge Jantz. She was also blessed by having a blended family that gave her 5 grandchildren Zian and Haleigh Tyler, Autumn Orban, Joshua and Jacob Weir and one Great Grandchild Brynlee Weir.

Family, friends and others whose lives have been touched by Paula are invited to the home of Daryl and Becky's private residence on May 1st, 2021(address upon request) from 10 am - 2pm to reminisce, grieve, support each other and of course just chat!

In lieu of flowers Paula's family is asking that contributions be made to sunshine acres children's home: 3405 N. Higley rd. Mesa, AZ 85215


  • Don Eugene Nance, Spouse
  • Daryl (Becky) Nance, Son
  • Eric (April) Nance, Son
  • Brandon Nance, Grandchild
  • Kaylee Nance, Grandchild
  • Eros Nance, Grandchild
  • Airah Nance, Grandchild
  • Marge Jantz, Sister
  • Zian Tyler, Grandchild
  • Haleigh Tyler, Grandchild
  • Autumn Orban, Grandchild
  • Joshua Weir, Grandchild
  • Jacob Weir, Grandchild
  • Brynlee Weir, Great Grandchild
  • Brian Nance, Son (deceased)
  • Paul Lanterman, Father (deceased)
  • Winnetta Lanterman, Mother (deceased)


1 May

Celebration of Paula's Life

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Home of Daryl & Becky Nance

Address Upon Request


Paula Jean Nance

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Don Nance

April 6, 2021

This is the flag I made for Paula. First picture is back of flag.

Don Nance

April 6, 2021

Today we said our final goodbyes to my 60 year love. We met at a school dance, she was 14 and I was 16. We both knew it was forever. Now she's in a beautiful place with God and no more pain or suffering. She gave her love to most and tried to love all. We'll be together soon for eternity! I'll continue loving her until we're together again