Nancy Jane McLaren Reavis – October 28, 2011

Nancy Jane McLaren Reavis, 76, of Amarillo, died Friday, October 28, 2011.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, October 31, 2011 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4317 I-40 W. with Rev. Steve Chappell, Senior Minister, Rev. Perry Hunsaker, Associate Minister, and Rev. Curtis Cadenhead, Associate Minister, officiating.  The burial will be held at Llano Cemetery at 11:30 A.M.   Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Nancy Reavis was born on June 8, 1935 in Anson, Texas to Wright and Mabel McLaren.  On December 16, 1956, she married Don Heath Reavis.  She graduated from McMurry University with a degree in education.  She taught elementary school in Austin and Perryton before moving to Amarillo in 1966.  She was a loving mother and served the community that she loved in numerous capacities as PTA president, Symphony Guild Officer, Law Auxiliary President, Harrington House Docent, Amarillo Symphony Board member, and Opportunity School Board President.  Nancy was also a very active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.  Most notably, she was involved in every aspect of the United Methodist Women mission organization.
Nancy was greatly loved and cherished by her family, community, and friends and will be remembered for her joyful spirit, witty humor, and kind heart.
Mrs. Reavis is survived by her husband Don Heath Reavis, two daughters, Charlotte Wilson and husband Paul J. Wilson of Fair Oaks Ranch, Stephanie Bowen and husband Steve Bowen of Amarillo, brother, Bill McLaren of Abilene, and five grandsons, David Wilson, Paul J. Wilson, Parker Bowen, Trey Bowen, and Brad Bowen.
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  1. Where to start? Nancy was the wife, mother, grandmother and Christian woman we all aspire to be. Stephanie and Charlotte, my heart just breaks for you as I know the loss is really unfathomable. I will always remember how graciously your mother welcomed me into her home whenever I visited. There was always a twinkle in her eye, a spring in her step and I will never forget her sweet laugh. She will live on in the hearts of the thousands of people she touched. Take comfort in that and know that those of us who love you are lifting you up in prayer.

  2. So sorry for your loss. It was so great to get to meet you all and to care for Nancy. Even though I did not know her well, I could just tell how wonderful she was. She had the most heart warming smile that just melted me every time she would smile for me. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family.

  3. Don and family….our thoughts and prayers are with you all…I remember Nancy as a great gal who could brighten any room….I know she will be greatly missed by all of you and her many friends.
    Ernie and Marianna McGaughey.

  4. Nancy will always hold a special place in my heart. As a newly divorced mom of a 6 month old, I was bless to have Nancy as the singles teacher at St. Paul Methodist Church. She was not only a wonderful teacher and mentor, she was a friend. My daughter is now 23 and married with a child of her own. And I will always be so thankful that Nancy took the time to always be there with kind words of wisdom as I struggled to go forward with my life as a single mom. So many were so blessed to have known such a special lady.

  5. Mr. Reavis, I’m sorry about the loss of Nancy. I pray for God’s comfort for you and your family.
    Sincerely, Tracy E. Tyler

  6. Don, Charlotte and Stephanie, Bill and I were so saddened at news of Nancy’s passing. We know the pain you are feeling now. She was one of the personal favorite people I have known in my life. I will always remember her sweet, loving and caring ways and the times she was so helpful to me. Please know you have our sincerest sympathies.

  7. Don, Charlotte and Stephanie & families,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in the spirit of her life.
    God-Bless you all !

  8. I remember with fondness our friendship when we both lived on Kingston Rd. Nancy was a wonderful neighbor, as you all were. Nancy will be missed by many people.
    I am so sorry for your loss Don, Charlotte, and Stephanie. I know that DeLynn will be also.

  9. Don, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Nancy was always so full of life and fun to be around. We know she will be greatly missed. Wayne & Lexa Ford

  10. Charlotte, I remember your mom driving us to field trips when we were students at Ridgecrest. I’m sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. -Rod Daniel, Corvallis, Montana

  11. So sorry to read about Nancy’s death this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We’ll always remember this smille she always had.

  12. Stephanie, Charlotte, and Don,
    You girls were my first best friends, and I have so many fond memories of your sweet mom. May the good Lord comfort and bless you during these sorrowful days. My heart grieves with you all.

  13. I am praying for strength and comfort as you grieve for your precious Nancy Jane. I praise the Lord that I had the opportunity to know her and call her friend. My thoughts and love are with you, Don, Stephanie, and Charlotte.

  14. Don, our sincere sympathy for your loss. Nancy was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed by so many.

  15. In 1996, I moved from Madison WI to Amarillo. I was searching for a church home and visited Saint Paul on UMW Sunday. A gracious lady provided the message and made mention of her daughter in Madison WI. This beautiful woman, Nancy, was God’s message to me — Saint Paul is your new home! Nancy was a woman who inspired me and made me smile. She was full of life and gave so much. When Don was ill, I stood outside the hospital room waiting to visit. They didn’t know I was there; in fact, I left without seeing them. But I heard a loving caring wife! God bless Don, Stephanie, Charlotte and families. Nancy will always be in our hearts. Cindy

  16. Don and Family,
    Nancy was a dear friend. She will be missed. You are lucky to have been her loved ones. Our love and prayers go out to you.
    Mary, Parman, Kristen and Spencer Reynolds

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