Thank you for sharing Nancy's love of life with her. Service will be on March 30th, 1:00 p.m., at the Pueblo Divine Science Church, 115 East Routt, Pueblo.

Nancy Kumler Martin

January 27, 1928February 26, 2019

Nancy Kumler Martin lived fully for 91-years, until she passed in the early morning hours of 26 February, 2019. The joy, acceptance, love, insight, grace, and humor that she brought to this world will be sorely missed. It is hard to imagine life without her and her support, encouragement, and attitude of pure joy in life for herself and others. She was fully engaged in living until the very end, with the visible satisfaction of a life lived fully and completely. Though her world got smaller toward the end, she was still entranced with her home, the animals, and trees that surrounded her.

Her passing was as she lived… peaceful, comfortable, drama-free, and virtually without pain or discomfort while surrounded by her family. In the final days and hours, she spent more time sleeping, comfortable to the end. We never had to consider medications for pain or agitation. We shared much laughter whenever she was awake, as she was clear, articulate, and present. Upon waking to find that Nancy had passed, Terri Barnhart’s first words were “Good job, Nancy!” Nancy’s peace and acceptance has inspired those who were honored to be part of her final days as we witnessed her graceful exit.

Nancy was born on 27 January, 1928 to John Kumler and Lois Wilson. She lived almost exactly 11-years beyond her 2nd husband, Ivan Martin. She is also preceeded in death by her first husband, and father of her four sons, Lloyd “Buck” Barnhart. She is survived by her five children, JoAnn (Bob) Gold, Craig (Anna Baca-) Barnhart, Bruce “Rooster” Barnhart (Malinda “Missy” Rogers), Robin (Terri) Barnhart, and Ross Barnhart; brother, Jim (Linda) Kumler; grandchildren Sarah Barnhart, Ben Barnhart, Karen (Mike) Rossi, Debbie (John) Bain, and Robby (Michelle) Gold; and 7 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by dear friend and loving stepmother to her sons, Gail Barnhart and Queenie the therapy cat.

Nancy was involved in many activities in her life, including 71-years as a member of P.E.O. (a Philanthropic Educational Organization) and attending Cottey College (owned by P.E.O.). She was also active in the Divine Science Church, Sigma Kappa sorority, bridge club (Quasi Dos), founding member of Pueblo PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), and Camp Fire (earning the honor of Wohelo – Work, Health, Love). In addition, she was particularly engaged in activities related to her children… things like laundry mom for the County High football team, cheering her sons at school sporting events and motocross, and selling tickets for fundraisers at local (now defunct) gay bar Aqua Splash. Also, Nancy was politically active and once attended a national convention. She served as election judge for many years. She was always gracious, kind, accepting and supportive.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, 30 March, 2019, Pueblo Divine Science Church, 115 East Routt. Please know you are welcome to share a memory of Nancy that day, and to enjoy the reception afterwards to share in a more intimate setting.

In lieu of flowers, we request donations for the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education at the address below. Given her longstanding involvement with P.E.O., it seems fitting for donations in her honor to go to this program. Checks payable to: “P.E.O. Colorado State Chapter” c/o Cheryl O., 1966 W. Tejon Ave., Pueblo West, CO 81007

Thank you all for your care of us and our mother,

Craig Barnhart (Anna), Bruce “Rooster” Barnhart (Missy), Robin Barnhart (Terri), Ross Barnhart, JoAnn Gold (Bob)


30 March

Memorial Service

1:00 pm

Pueblo Divine Science Church

115 East Routt, Pueblo, Colorado


Nancy Kumler Martin

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Kit Cassingham

March 6, 2019

What a beautiful light the planet lost when Nancy transitioned.

My interactions were always a delight, whether at a meditation retreat or over coffee. She had a way of changing the energy in a room with her smile and gentle nature. What a lesson that was for me on how to be in the world.

Hugs to Nancy's friends and family. I share your loss in my little way.



March 4, 2019

How very special this beautiful lady was. there is a quote: "We do not meet people by accident , They are meant to cross our path for a reason " I am so thankful that Nancy and I crossed paths and became friends. She was so proud of her family and shared many stories with me , so my heart goes out to them. I know if they have Nancy's genes they are celebrating her and smiling . Although it is a sad time it is also a day of remembering. I love you Nancy thank you for all your positive thoughts thank you for your fantastic humor and your beautiful smile. I know you are already in heaven with new and old friends. Hug my Mom for me will you???

Joanne Urbina

March 4, 2019

I remember Nancy's kindness and consideration for our family. She was a great mother-in-law to my sister, Anna. Her love for her sons and their families was everlasting. Her memory everlasting!

Jalia Brown

March 2, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Nancy's family. A great loss to anyone who knew her. I have so many wonderful memories, we met in the late 80's at PFLAG and spent a lot of time on education and acceptance. I don't think I could have gone some of the places we went if I hadn't had her beside me. The bond we developed in PFLAG led us to a close and caring friendship. Lots of good memories , fun times, and I will miss her.

Suzanne Salazar

March 2, 2019

Nancy warmed the hearts of many people! We are very thankful to have had her in our lives! Thank you to her family for letting my family be apart of her life and theirs!

Kent and Pamela Neal

March 2, 2019

Our prayers are with you as you say goodbye to a wonderful and inspirational women.
Nancy was always happy to see anyone who crossed her path and wanting to know how everyone and everything was in their life.
Our lose is heavens gain.

Jacci Zabukovic

March 2, 2019

I had the pleasure of doing Nancys hair for over 30 years. What a perfect,joyful and sweet lady. I always looked forward to her visits and time with her. Her wonderful stories, and her always positive attitude. She loved her cats and her Raccoons. As well as her yard. She always talked about her lovely family. My heart is broken for her children! Rest In Peace dear Nancy!