Nancy E. Sandoval, 68, went to be with the Lord on February 16th, 2019.She passed peacefully at home with her husband and her daughter by her side.
Nancy was born on January 5th, 1951, in Longmont, CO. She was a lifelong resident of Longmont, except for a brief time she lived in Denver while attending business school. In 1971 she met and married Marc L. Clark, and had their only child, Kimberly Dawn. They later divorced and Nancy was a single working mother until 1990, when she married Arcenio Sandoval (Arcy) and was lovingly welcomed into the Sandoval family as a daughter, sister and aunt.
Nancy touched many lives throughout her life and she was as vibrant and beautiful as the flowers she loved so much. Nancy had many loves in her life, her family, her garden, crafts of all sorts and her four legged kids. She was an amazing mother, wife, sister and daughter. Growing up, Nancy was a talented musician, playing the piano, clarinet and later the bass guitar. She was active in sports, playing volleyball and slow-pitch softball, which was her favorite. She faced many runners while she was protecting home plate as catcher, but would be more than happy to help them up with a smile and a laugh when they ran into her, after the play was done and they were out. Her nickname was Mama and always wore the number 5 on her jersey.
As a single mother, Nancy and Kimberly had a bond of not just mother and child, but best friends, as it was just the two of them for most of the time. Nancy always supported Kimberly in any activity, whether it be sports or other things and was always her biggest fan. Nancy and Kimberly would just enjoy spending time together going for drives, and they would enjoy just talking about everything and anything, and laughing all the time. Nancy was always known as the "cool mom" and later the "cool grandma". Kimberly and her Mama played softball together for many years, both in Longmont and Fort Collins. Her love for her daughter was felt by many, especially her daughter, now and for all time.
Besides her family, her passion was her garden and all the lights she could find to illuminate her special garden at night. Arcy and Nancy did everything together, but she especially loved to go with Arcy to the Mile-High Flea Market to find her deals and come back with more things to put in her garden. Arcy's nickname for Nancy was "my baby" and she would always just smile when he said it. They had a wonderful life together that she enjoyed so much, playing music, going to New Mexico to visit family and made many trips to Las Vegas, NV to do some gambling. She loved watching: NCIS, Nancy's Sewing, and loved having Arcy cook for her. She enjoyed crocheting things for people and would have many projects in the making at the same time.
Although not a member, she faithfully served St. John's Catholic Church in Longmont for many years, touching even more lives there with her wonderful spirit and passion for the Lord.
Nancy was employed at Boulder County Mental Health Center for over 30 years, then for NITA (National Institute for Trial Attorneys), as an accountant, until she retired in January of 2017. Between the two jobs, while caring for her parents, she obtained her Associates and Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. After she retired, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and battled it for two long years. Throughout her chemo, she had an amazing attitude and sense of humor and continued to be a fighter. Up until January 2019, she was a care taker for some elderly gentlemen a few hours a week, that she enjoyed keeping company. Ted and Leonard enjoyed spending time with her as well, playing cards, reading the bible, puzzling and just talking.
Nancy's quick wit and sense of humor is something all enjoyed, hoped to have, and will miss dearly. She was always there when people needed help, always wanting to support anyone who needed it. She was a best friend to many in her life. Her love and acceptance for all will continue to shine as bright as her lights in her garden. She will be forever missed by all who knew her.
Nancy is survived by her husband Arcenio Sandoval, her daughter Kimberly Dawn Clark, brothers Lee Martin (Kari) and Alan Martin (Ann). She is preceded in death by her parents Lorenza (Bud) Martin and Gladys Martin.
Service will be held on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 10:00am at Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Home, 503 Terry Street, Longmont, CO 80501. Graveside immediately after service at Foothills Gardens of Memory, 14241 North 107th Street, Longmont, CO (Hwy 287), for all who would like to attend, a "Potluck" reception to follow at Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Home. Donations can be made to Longmont Humane Society.
Special thank you to Arcy's daughter, Jane Trbusek, for helping with the care for Nancy at home.