Nancy Wiley Walker, 99, died peacefully on July 20, 2021 at Woodstock Terrace, in Woodstock, Vermont. With tears in our eyes, we remember the youngest Wiley sibling who by way of her longevity and stature turned the family members matriarch. Her caring nature, beneficial outlook and desire in everyday living and these she met together the way, brightened our life and was our job model on how to are living. She was a teacher of life and normally there to hear to whomever desired her.
Nancy was born on December 12, 1921 to William Carroll Wiley and Isabelle LeCato Wiley in Orange, New Jersey, the fourth of four little ones. Nancy grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey and invested summer time holidays in her most loved place Sakonnet, RI. Right after graduating from Maplewood Significant Faculty in 1940, she went on to show up at faculty at Wells University in New York and The Juilliard University of Tunes in New York Metropolis. She acquired her Bachelor’s diploma yrs afterwards from Empire Condition College.
Nancy met her husband, Thomas Luther Walker, via buddies at Camp Kittatinny on Fairview Lake in New Jersey. Adhering to their respective WWII armed service provider, they married in 1947 and elevated a relatives of four little ones: Linda, Peggy, Kit and Thomas Mark. While Nancy’s relatives was the middle of her life, educating music was a near next. Nancy taught piano for about 60 yrs to generations of college students in New Jersey, New York and finally Montpelier, Vermont. Her appreciate of audio lives on in her spouse and children and her beloved pupils. Nancy and Tom retired to Montpelier Vermont in 1982 and rapidly became associated members of the group. It was tough to wander the streets with her in town and not have to cease and greet buddies, neighbors, and previous piano learners. Nancy’s love of individuals prolonged very well over and above her rapid mates and relations to each individual and each and every new particular person she met. She always desired to master extra about her new close friend and would ordinarily discover a way to make a connection.
She lived at Westview Meadows, as an “original resident”, for more than 17 several years. She was predeceased by her spouse of 57 years, Tom Walker, and by her daughter Peggy Anne. She is survived by her daughters Linda Jackson (Bruce)
of Middlesex Vermont, and Package Walker (Rob) of Waterbury Centre Vermont and son Thomas Mark Walker (Maria) of Monroe, New York. She also leaves behind 6 grandchildren: Crosley, Taylor, Colin, Dana, William and Anna, and 4 wonderful-grandchildren.
In addition to being a solid mother, Nancy’s largest source of strength arrived from her limitless faith. The way she navigated the challenges she was faced with was via her devotion to Christianity and its teachings. A truly ethical particular person, she regularly confirmed us how this energy was compassionate and real. Her “second family” has usually been at her church, the most new the parishioners at Christ Church in Montpelier. As with her previous homes of worship, she was a common participant and supporter of a lot of systems at the church.
A memorial provider to celebrate Nancy’s life will be held this fall at Christ Church.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be produced to Christ Church, Montpelier, the Humane Society, or to Health professionals Without Borders.
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