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Nancy Jo Haynes Dickman
Loved genealogy
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Nancy Jo Haynes Dickman was born 25 February 1934 in Salisbury, North Carolina to John Carl Haynes and Josie Louise Walton Haynes. A cheerful child, she was always especially close to her father. John was a fireman during Nancy’s childhood and had lots of time to spend with her. She was the apple of her mother’s eye since she was always a smart girl who loved to read and be read to.

Nancy graduated from high school in Albemarle, North Carolina, and completed her RN from Duke University. Within a few more years, she completed a master’s degree in nursing at Montana State University. She taught nursing at Baylor University and Idaho State University. A life-long learner, she later attended school in California in Social Studies getting her teaching certificate for the public schools.

Nancy always believed that one could do anything he wanted to by just reading directions, and she proved that adage often. As a teenager, she taught herself how to knit and knitted her father argyle socks for Christmas. She enjoyed cooking, reading, history, and good movies especially ones with Sean Connery. She loved walking with good friends, upholstering furniture she had purchased at a bargain, and having long conversations with Marit’s dog, Gnash. If she could have had her wish, she would have wanted to travel all the time and she thoroughly enjoyed returning to Europe and especially Germany.

Her lasting love was genealogy, and she attacked it with all the zeal she had. Many hours she spent searching out her ancestors and then attending the temple to do their work for them. She devoted countless time to the Family History Center in Manteca in an effort to help others find their family members. For most of her adult life she was active in her church. She found good friends there, and great comfort in knowing the Gospel promises. She was a kind, good-hearted woman who did her best to serve others.

Nancy enjoyed her family. Her children, Marit, Kirsten, and Bob, were her pride and joy. Often she traveled with one of her children, sharing the new experiences of another culture. Her grandchildren, Stephanie and Megan, brought her much pleasure in her life.

Nancy is survived by her daughters, Merit Leth, Eugene, Oregon; and Kirsten Anderson, Ripon, California; one son, Ronald Graye (Bob) Anderson; two granddaughters, Stephanie and Megan McDougald; and a loving sister, Linda Orr, Pocatello, Idaho.

She will be interred in the Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Salisbury, North Carolina. Arrangements by Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel,
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, March 31, 2011