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Nancy Proctor

September 17, 1934 June 26, 2019
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As the mighty Mississippi River rushed on near her bedside, our mighty matriarch, Nancy Gay Margetts Proctor peacefully departed to the other side and into the arms of those she served all her life. Her illness was short; a rushed trip to the ER, a 3-day ICU stay, and few days in comfort care at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, lL where she passed from this life on June 26, 2019 with her family by her side. She lived a life of service during her 84 years on this earth.
She was born in Salt Lake City on September 17, 1934 to Alyce Christiana Baddley & Paul Eugene Margetts. She attended South High School where she met her beloved husband, Arthur Charles Proctor. They were married on December 1, 1951 and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of three children, Jeffery, Tracey, and Natalie.
Nancy was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She devoted her life to serving the Lord in her many callings in the church including Relief Society President, Primary President and Stake Young Women President, and leading a neighborhood emergency response team in Holladay, UT. As a daughter, mother and grandmother she cared for her ill mother for 18 years and her son Jeff after a severe car accident for 20 years at home and another 18 years in a care center until his death in 2015. She was awarded honorary nurse certificate for her service to Jeff. She served Natalie and her four kids as a secondary caregiver and cared for Natalie with her health issues later in life. She has always prayed for and watched over her grandchildren. She is a devoted friend, wife, mother, sister, and grandmother.
Nancy loved playing board and card games. She was an avid scrabble player and crossword expert and loved playing cards with friends and family in her later years. Her trip to England with her friend Lucille remains one of her treasured memories. One of the joys of her life was attending the Nauvoo Temple each week for the past 2 ½ years. Her favorite quote is, “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards (Soren Kierkegaard).” She lived her life always moving forward through thick and thin, through heartaches and trials, always faithful. She has shown us that we too can move forward no matter what life throws us.
Nancy is survived by her daughter, Tracey Grow (Ray); brothers, Steve Margetts (Marcia), Mike Margetts (Anne), and John Margetts (Holly); sisters Pat Armstrong and Gay Rosevear (Doug); four granddaughters, seven grandsons, five great-grand sons, and four great-grand daughters. She was preceded in death by her husband Art, her son Jeff, her daughter Natalie, and her grandson Doug.
A life celebration will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 4 PM in the Nauvoo Stake Center, Nauvoo, IL. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 6, 2019 at 1 PM at the Holladay Stake Center, 4568 S Holladay blvd, Holladay, UT. The family will receive friends at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 S Highland Dr, SLC, UT, Friday July 5 from 6-8 P.M and at the Holladay Stake Center before the funeral from 11:30-12:45. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
So long Fancy Nancy, see you soon.
Schmitz-Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Nauvoo is assisting with local arrangements.


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