Nancy Jean Robson

September 11, 1944 ~ April 6, 2020 (age 75)


Nancy Jean Robson was born on September 11, 1944 in Louisville, Kentucky to Robert Charles Moore and Vivian Ruth Fancher.  Nancy passed away peacefully in her sleep, late in the evening of April 6, 2020*, at home, Nancy was raised in Paoli, Indiana with her younger sister Vivian Anne Moore Flueckiger.  Nancy attended college at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Following graduation, Nancy taught elementary school in Indianapolis.  While living in Indianapolis she met and married Richard Radcliffe Robson Sr., a Captain in the US Army stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison.  They married at Fort Harrison on June 27, 1970. 

*The family was present as she passed shortly before midnight; the formal pronouncement of death occurred when the hospice nurse arrived at 12:23 AM, on April 7.

Nancy is survived by her loving husband, Richard Radcliffe Robson Sr, her twins Richard Robson Jr, and Mary Elizabeth Robson Weiss, her youngest daughter Jennifer Anne Robson Sears.  Nancy is survived by her six grandchildren, Jackson Weiss, Alex Weiss, Michael Sears, Hana Robson, Ben Sears and Heidi Robson.  Nancy is also survived by her loving sister Vivian Anne Moore Flueckiger.  All surviving family live in Texas and will miss her dearly.  She is also survived by her loyal doggies Lila and Dilbert and tolerating parrot, Bibi.

Later in life, Nancy earned a master’s degree from Boston University in social work and applied that knowledge by volunteering to help others.  All her life Nancy (known by her family as “Nana”) loved to read and paint. She delighted in exploring nature, especially forests, and adored all its creatures.  She was the best mother and wife anyone could want.  She prided herself on being a doting and memorable Nana to her six grandchildren, often spending the whole day playing with them on their terms and their level.

She will live on in the memories of all who knew of her enduring kindness, her gentle spirit, and her ability to find humor in any situation.  Her life was one of selflessness, boundless love, and deep belly laughs until you cry.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to public radio station KERA (3000 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75201).  According to her wishes, a simple family memorial service will be planned at a later date.

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