Nancy Lee (Chapman) Hoagland, age 80, of Ogallala, passed away on February 16, 2019 at the Perkins County Health Services in Grant.
Nancy was born March 29, 1938 to Roger and Alberta (Bennett) Chapman in Scottsbluff, NE. She grew up in the Scottbluff area and graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1956.
On March 31, 1956 she married Lyle Delbert Hoagland in Rapid City, SD. They lived in the Scottsbluff area for several years and eventually moved to Ogallala. This is where they raised their 3 children, Rebecca, Roger and Brenda.
In 1969 Nancy was diagnosed with cancer, she fought hard and was proud to be a 50 year survivor.
Nancy had been employed by TRW/ASC for over 32 years. She also cooked at the Head Start Preschool and Welcove Assisted Living. For over 10 years she was a cashier at ALCO. After retiring she joined the RSVP group of Ogallala, where she helped out at the Kenfield Gallery, she received recognition for 15 years of service in 2018. She loved visiting with people that came and loved and loved hearing where they came from and where they were traveling.
Nancy enjoyed Husker Football and attended her first game with her son, Roger. Fall weekends were spent visiting with family about the games or attending the activities of her grandchildren. Decorating for the holidays was something that she truly enjoyed. One holiday over and it was time to decorate for another. During the Christmas season she would be found baking for those that would stop by to see her decorations. Days were spent making sure everything was just right. A buffet full of candies, cookies and breads would be a regular part of her holidays. For many years she was Mrs. Claus at the Fantasy Land Display in Ogallala.
She is preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
Nancy is survived by her children, Rebecca (Edwin) Cooley of Grant; Roger (Felishia) Hoagland of Alliance; Brenda (Tim) Moore of Ogallala; grandchildren, Cynthia (Cory) Degnan of McCook; Kimberly Cooley of North Platte; Amber (Shawn) Muir of Rock Springs, WY; Lori (Josh) Fletcher; Christy Thompson; Levi (Erica) Hoagland all of Alliance; Jeff Hoagland and Matthew Hoagland, both of Benkelman; great-grandchildren, Abigail and Jenna Degnan of McCook; Wesley and Kolby Muir of Rock Springs; Peyton Pinedo, Shaylee, Kayden and Rylan Thompson, all of Alliance; Miles and Braydon Hoagland of Benkelman; and 2 sisters, JoAnn Self of Lincoln; and Arlene Glasson of Albuerque, NM.
Visitation will be held Friday, February 22, 2019, at the Draucker Funeral Home from 9 a.m-6 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 4 p.m-6 p.m..
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from the New Hope Church in Ogallala with Matt Waitley officiating. Burial will be in the Ogallala Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Activity Department at Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant.
Codolences may be left at www.drauckerfuneralhome.com. Services will be live streamed.
Draucker Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
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Golden Ours Convalescent Home Activities Dept.
902 Central Ave., Grant NE 69140