Nan Ellen Tracy, 73, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at her home in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A private graveside service and burial will be held at the Buckhorn Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa. There is no public visitation. Cremation rites will be accorded. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.
Nan Ellen Tracy was born on June 4, 1945 in Miami, Florida, to Glen T. and Joan (Myatt) Crawford. She was a 1963 graduate of Maquoketa High School and then attended business school in Davenport, Iowa. She married Darryl Tracy in February of 1981 in Dubuque, Iowa. He preceded her in death on August 8, 2001.
She had worked as a co-manager of a John Deere outlet in the Fort Collins, Colorado area, and later worked at the United States Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Lastly she worked at the Maquoketa Sentinel Press newspaper in Maquoketa for many years, retiring in 2016.
Nan was a big sports fan. She loved the Cubs, Iowa Hawkeyes and most of all the Denver Broncos. She enjoyed playing the piano, spending time with family, and caring for her beloved cats over the years.
Those left to honor her memory include her son, Ryan (Jennifer) Tracy of Maquoketa, IA; 3 grandchildren, Colin, Cameron and Liam; her parents, Glen and Joan Crawford of Maquoketa, IA; and brother David (Pam) Crawford of Maquoketa, IA. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Nan was such a friendly and loving person who always had a kind word to share.
She will wear her beautiful crown in heaven. We are thinking of you and pray you all find peace.
Respectfully Donald and Maxine Miller
Keith and Tracy Nims
I would like to express my sadness in learning of the passing of dear, sweet Nan. We were classmates and shared a birthday as mine is June 3. While she was working at the newspaper, I could always count on her to help me out with all sorts of questions as I live out in Oregon. Man was very special. We were all fortunate to know her. My God help you through this difficult time! Margie Yocum Nelson
I was so sorry to learn of Nan's passing. She was always a very sweet, kind and thoughtful person. She also lived her life well and to the fullest. My sympathy to her family as they grieve. Cathryn Cornelius McDevitt
I will always remember Nan's beautiful smile and her spirit that has blessed so many. We were classmates in school and shared some very special friends.
David and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Joan and Glen, I just saw this and realized it was your daughter. So sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.
Linda and Wayne Current.
So sorry to hear of Nan passing. What a great lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Nan was a wonderful mom and grandma and we will miss her very much! Thank you everyone for your support and sympathy to this wonderful lady.
rest in peace nan we will miss you very much
We are so saddened to hear of Nan's passing. She fought a long hard battle. We always enjoyed our talks and friendship through the years. She will be missed by all who knew her. Rest in peace dear friend. She wasn't only a classmate but a dear friend as well. Our deepest sympathy to all of her family.
My sympathy to the family.
Nan, my dear friend, may you rest in peace. We were friends from 1st grade through high school. We were roommates in Davenport in our "career" days. You were my maid of honor and I was your bridesmaid. We compared notes on child-raising. As adults we drifted apart, but with roots like we had, there has always been a special spot in my heart for you. Ryan, Jennifer, Colin, Cam and Liam, your mom (grandmother) was a very special woman. Always remember her kindness, gentleness and mostly her love for you. Ryan, I went to see her on Memorial Day weekend and she spoke to me about how proud she was of you.
Marcia Heide Bloore
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