Johnson's Funeral Home

435 West Beauregard, San Angelo, TX


Velma Nancy Caswell

July 27, 1934February 2, 2020

After a brief illness in San Angelo, Texas, Velma Nancy Caswell joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 2, 2020. The family would like to thank the staff of Shannon Medical Center, Meadow Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation, and Hospice of San Angelo for their unlimited compassion and uplifting spirit.

Nancy was born July 27, 1934 in Concho County, Texas to Cefus Zebedee Caswell and Esther Cason Caswell. She was the youngest of six siblings. Her brothers William Caswell and CZ Caswell, and sisters Maxine Winters, Gena V Caswell, and June Thorp all preceded her in death.

After graduating from Paint Rock High School in Paint Rock, Texas, she continued her education at San Angelo College. Nancy graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas. Later she received her Masters of Education from Texas State University of San Marcos. She went on to teach in the Texas Public School System for 36 years, one year in Grape Creek, Texas, one year in Wall, Texas and 34 years in Midland Public Schools.

Upon her retirement from teaching, Nancy moved to San Angelo, Texas to be closer to her family. She enjoyed family gatherings, fishing, needle work and cooking, but most of all, cheering on her Longhorns and Cowboys.

Nancy attended First Baptist Church of San Angelo and was a faithful member. She and her Sunday School ladies would frequently gather for a weekly breakfast club at T-Bears Cafe.

Nancy was a friend to all animals and rescued many special pets. The animals knew they had found their forever home when they walked through Nancy's door.

Between her students, nieces and nephews, Nancy was forever a teacher. She dedicated her life to helping and teaching others. Having never married, family was everything to Nancy and she was truly the matriarch. She would put her own needs aside to help her family and friends. Nancy was classy and forever timeless.

Nancy is survived by her eldest sister, Ruth Woodland of San Angelo, Texas, who currently resides in Big Lake, Texas. She is also survived by four nieces, three nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will occur at Johnson's Funeral Home from 5 - 7 PM on Thursday, February 6th 2020. A graveside service will occur at Eden Cemetery at 2 PM on Friday, February 7th 2020. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The First Baptist Church of San Angelo, San Angelo Paws or a charity of choice.


  • Cefus Zebedee Caswell, Father (deceased)
  • Esther Cason Caswell, Mother (deceased)
  • William Caswell, Brother (deceased)
  • CZ Caswell, Brother (deceased)
  • Maxine Winters, Sister (deceased)
  • Gena V Caswell, Sister (deceased)
  • June Thorp, Sister (deceased)
  • Ruth Woodland, Sister
  • Ms. Caswell is
    survived by four nieces, three nephews and several great nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 6, 2020
  • Graveside Friday, February 7, 2020


Velma Nancy Caswell

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Donna Thompson

February 4, 2020

Thank you, Miss Caswell for being such a positive influence on your young students. You taught my sister and me both at West Elementary. I loved being in your class. Rest well, sweet lady.

Gloria Caraway Bailey

February 4, 2020

Oh my.. Ms Caswell was my favorite teacher at West Elementary in Midland Texas. I cried when I had to move up a grade. I will always remember how kind and comfortable she made me feel. She was definitely a teacher to remember. May she rest in peace🙏

Anne Traver

February 4, 2020

Aunt Nannie was such a very special person in our lives. So caring, helpful & loving always, she made our lives richer with her warmth & support in everything she did. I was fortunate to share her apartment when we were both in school together in San Marcos—she working on her Master’s Degree & me enrolled in summer school for my undergrad degree. She never missed a birthday, graduation, wedding or baby shower. She was ever faithful in visiting the nursing home when family members were there, going daily for years to make sure they were cared for properly. I can honestly say I never heard her speak a negative word about anyone, always focused on the positive. She was such a good example to all of my sisters, cousins & me. We will all miss her terribly, but she will always be with us in spirit.