In Memory of Nancy Widener
Nancy Widener, who entered this world July 2, 1937, peacefully passed away July 2, 2023, on her birthday. Today we gather to celebrate her life and bid farewell.
The only child of Clyde and Geneva Oglesby, she grew up in Dayton, Ohio. She graduated from Fairview High School in 1955. Nancy then further pursued her education at Miami Jacobs Business College.
On June 25, 2023, Nancy celebrated her 40th wedding anniversary with her husband, Lee Widener. They were married in Peaceful Valley Colorado.
Nancy’s legacy lives on through her children: Doug Hale of Loveland, Colorado; Brad Hale and his wife Karla of Longmont, Colorado; Jeff Hale and his wife Julie of Boulder, Colorado, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She and Lee were members of Sun Lakes United Methodist Church, where Nancy was a member of the church choir. She also served on the Finance committee, Membership committee and various other committees.
She was also a member of PEO, a women’s organization providing educational support for young women where she served as President for one year.
Nancy also enjoyed playing golf with Lee and their friends for many years, as well as enjoying their weekly bridge games. They were avid travelers who visited many countries throughout their marriage, which included several cruises.
Though Nancy’s physical presence is no longer with us, we know her soul has found eternal peace and rest. Nancy, you will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.
A Memorial Service to honor Nancy’s remarkable life will be held on July 20, 2023, at 10 A.M. at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church, 9248 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes, AZ. All who knew Nancy are invited to pay their final respects and join in celebrating the legacy she leaves behind.
If you would like to pay tribute in Nancy’s memory, you may make a memorial contribution to either the Sun Lakes United Methodist Church or the Hospice of the Valley. These two organizations were very important to Nancy, and any donations made in her honor will help support causes that she deeply cared about.