Nancy Rose Austin

October 26, 1935November 7, 2018

Nancy Austin, 83, passed away Wednesday November 7th. She enjoyed her cousins in Wisconsin, and her friends of more than 50 Years in Phoenix. She loved lunching with her friends, travel, as well as any good adventure.

Most recently she drove across Mexico and around New Mexico with her dear friend Gloria, and then all over Florida with her daughter Penny.

Over the past 15 years she lived with her daughter Tammy and her granddaughter Amaya, who she enjoyed participating in every way that a grandma might. Nancy attended with great pride every performance, award ceremony and gig over all of these years. Often time her friends came out and joined her.

She was preceded in death by her husband Reed who passed February 1999. She is survived by her children Penny and Tammy and her grandchildren Drew, Sabrina and Amaya all of whom she loved unconditionally and enjoyed participating in their lives.

Nancy owned various hotel gift shops in Phoenix and had fun buying and managing, as these businesses thrived. She lived in Village Meadows when she, Reed and their kids moved to Phoenix. She made many lifelong friends who continued to celebrate by gathering to play bunco or just have lunch. Nancy adored both her friends and family to include cousins still back in Wisconsin.

A visitation will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday November 20th followed by the service at 2:30.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Nancy Rose Austin

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Bob and Marge Rohrer

November 20, 2018

Our hearts and thoughts are with you during this time of grieving. Please know that you are not alone in remembering a truly wonderful person that meant so much to so many. We will always remember Nancy's enthusiasm for new adventures (welcoming a pet monkey in your home). With Love, Bob and Marge Rohrer

Patricia Collins Dodd

November 19, 2018

I was so sorry to hear about your mother. She and your Dad and Gloria and Bud and my husband Gary and I used to have a good time together. The time we went to the GarlicFestival in Gilroy CA in Bud and Glorias motorhome, Gary slept on the floor and I slept in a little hammock over the drivers seat. We had a ball. And then your Dad and Mother and Gary and I drove to Oregon and visited Gary's relatives. You Mother had kind words about my son Rich at his funeral, I really appreciated it. I am sorry I can't come to the memorial , but I have a doctors appointment at 1:15. Love Pat Collins Dodd

Stephanie Small

November 18, 2018

Dear Tammy & Amaya, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom and grandmother. I know she was a huge part of your lives. While this loss will definitely leave a hole in your hearts, I hope you can find peace and take comfort in the many wonderful memories you have of Nancy. You are both in my heart and prayers.

John and Jeneane Furstenberg

November 8, 2018

Such a tragic end for a sweet, loving Mother and Grandmother. All of our love and prayers to Penny, Tammy, and Amaya.

With sincere sympathy,

Jeneane and John