Nancy Denman, 49, Lawrence, Kan., died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Washoe Medical Center, Reno, Nev. She was born July 3, 1955, in Nevada, to James H. Denman and Beverly Braun Denman.
Nancy grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1973, regrettably before the advent of women's sports at NHS because she was an avid sportswoman. She high-jumped with her little brother in the back yard and never tired of playing sandlot football, baseball and basketball with the neighborhood gang. She loved playing women's fast pitch softball for Adams Sales Co., as well as water skiing, snow skiing and horseback riding. She grew comfortably into golf as her knees aged. Nancy's grandpa and grandma passed her a love of fishing, which she shared with her nieces and nephews. She also loved photographing Green Herons, Kingfishers and Pileated Wood Peckers and kayaking.
She received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, in 1988, which also awarded her a Masters Degree in 1992. In 1996, she earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. For the past six years she served the students of Cottey College as Director of Counseling and as Mentor for the Peer Listeners.
Survivors include her mother, Beverly Denman, Nevada; one sister, Mary Ann Campbell, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, John T. Denman, Austin, Texas, and Bill Denman and his wife, Joyce, Nevada; as well as six nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, James H. Denman in 1998.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ralph Clark officiating. Private family committal was in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Those who wish may contribute to Cottey College referencing the Nancy Denman Memorial Fund or to the United Methodist Church in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.