Sunday, November 14, 2010

In a Better Place

Nancy Ann Smith Tufts
September 20, 1952 - November 14, 2010

Nancy's journey ended at 5:00 a.m this morning, Sunday, November 14, 2010. She left us peacefully, surrounded by those who loved her, and is now in the loving hands of God. This quotation was found on Nancy's computer last night:

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me". did...and no one you touched will ever be quite the same because of you. Love you forever...


  1. A beautiful ending. Thank you, Cheryl, for keeping up the blog all these years. Love, Andi

  2. Oh my, I hurt in the pit of my being. I am so sorry for you girls but at the same time I can't help but be happy for Nancy. She did give her all and today is standing with Jesus. Praise his name !!!
    Love you Andi, I will call later. Dorothy

  3. Those we love don't go away
    They walk beside us every day.
    Unseen, unheard, but always near
    Still loved, still missed and very dear.

    Rest in peace my friend.
    You will be in my heart always.

    Love, BB

  4. God bless Nancy and her family. She loved and was loved by everyone. My sympathies to you all.

  5. We are so sorry to hear of your loss! Nancy was a wonderful lady and friend. The last time I saw her was at Erin's surprise birthday party, and as usual, she was the life of the party! She had so much fun, waiting for Erin's arrival, decorating, and playing with the little ones, you could hear her laugh everywhere! She will be missed. We are sending along our love and prayers for all of you! Wally and Mitzi Coran

  6. Cheryl and all of you. Thank you for sharing Nancy's journey with us. She was such an inspiration and a good friend. Listen quietly and you will hear her wonderful laughter in so many places. You all created so many wonderful memories. Hang on to those as you grieve for Nancy. She is your special angel now watching over each of you. Nancy you will be missed!!!
    Ann Tillotson

  7. Nancy touched so many hearts as a friend, sister, mother, daughter, teacher, coworker and mentor. We
    will miss her greatly but are better women for knowing her. We love you Nancy, rest in peace. Thank you Cheryl for your updates. Donna Longley

  8. I feel so broken I don't even know what to say. I love you, my sister, forever. Joanne