OBITUARY

NANCY LOU LIVINGSTON

June 21, 1942August 4, 2018
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Nancy Lou Livingston 6-21-1942 to 8-4-2018

Nancy Lou Livingston was tragically taken from us on August 4, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Nancy was born June 21, 1942, the daughter of Wave Otis Meller and Wilma Herma Hoplinger, in Archibald Ohio. Nancy met the love of her life Robert D. Livingston and they were married on September 2, 1958. After a short time they moved out west and settled in Kimberly, Idaho. Nancy was raised in a big family she truly loved. And that shaped the rest of her life. Nancy got a job at Lincoln Elementary School as a resource teacher where she could help children succeed and help them shape their lives for the better. At home our house was never empty as myself and my brothers watched our extended family grow. My mothers work through the Foster parents program, meant we always had a new brother or sister. Mom always made sure that every child had a roof over their head and food in their bellies. I don't exaggerate when I say hundreds of kids passed' through our home. Many of them she adopted and are still a part of our family today. Even after losing her husband Robert in 2001 she finished the adoption of 2 boys and took in 2 girls a few years later. Nancy went to yard sales, swap meets and thrift stores. She was always on the lookout for clothes, furniture, house wares and toys for the kids of the kids she raised. If one of them needed a car she would help find it. If we needed a house she would find that too and co-sign or buy it to help us start families of our own. Nancy's work on this planet can't be measured in gold or material things. The magnitude of her work is without measure. Her work is in the hearts of all of us children whose lives she touched. Her generosity was unequalled and her love unconditional. She saw the good in every child and she wanted to save them all. Those of us lucky enough to have shared in Nancy's life are better people because of it. Thank you for being a part of our lives. A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Avenue East in Twin Falls. A viewing for family and friends will take place from 11:00am until 1:00 pm at Reynolds Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of White Mortuary of Twin Falls. Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.whitemortuary.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Wave Otis Meller, Father
  • Wilma Herma Meller, Mother
  • Robert Livingston, Husband

Services

  • Viewing for Family and Friends Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Celebration of Nancy's Life Sunday, August 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

NANCY LOU LIVINGSTON

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Amanda Livingston

August 11, 2018

Ray & Shirley Harris

August 8, 2018

We first met the Livingston family when Bob did some remodeling work for us many years ago, and knew then that they were very special folks! Later, we sold our parents' home to Nancy - I'm sure for one of the children to live in. We again saw what a loving person she was, and were glad that the home we had known and loved for so long would go to someone else who would also love it. We admired her very much then, and are sorry for your loss - indeed, the whole community has lost a loving, wonderful person. We are out of town and will not be able to attend the services, but please know that we send our condolences and love.
Ray & Shirley Harris

Brenda Bourgeois

August 8, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was funny. As Tim's friend, I got to see her once in a while. I remember the 1st day I met her, Time, I and my 2 boys pulled up at the Kimberly property where she was mowing the lawn at the trailer. She shut off the lawn mower. Tim said, "Mom, I want you to meet my new wife." We were laughing of course, and she said, "Just don't be expecting me to babysit her kids all the time." I have been honored to be part of your family for many years. It was almost 20 years ago when I met Tim and have been a part of this family since. You are all in my prayers. May God bless you with peace, grace, mercy, comfort, compassion, guidance, wisdom, courage, strength and all you need at this time. ~ brenda bourgeois

Ann Clark

August 8, 2018

I first met Nancy and her family in 1968 in Loma Linda. We met through a mutual friend, Jeannie. Our 3 families spent many happy hours together. After a few years the other 2 families moved away, one to San Jose and one to Twin Falls but we still stayed in contact and for many years we all still got together for Thanksgiving, rotating homes each year. Some years there would be 12 or more kids racing around the house and yard. Wonderful chaos and fun.
Nancy always had room for one more child in her home, no one turned away.

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