Nancy Booher, age 72 years, of St. Charles, MO passed away on April 12, 2017. Nancy was a beloved wife, cherished daughter, and loving grandmother and aunt. Surviving is her husband, Lou; daughter, Tami (Brian) Terpstra of Evergreen, CO; son, Trent (Kathy) of Omaha, NE; and her four grandchildren, Ethan Terpstra, and Valerie, Nathan, and Amy Booher. She is preceded in death by the late Creighton and Esther (Light) Marymee and her siblings James Marymee, and Judy (Marymee) Davis. She will be dearly missed by family members and friends.
Nancy was born October 25, 1944 in Hastings, NE and raised in Omaha, NE where she attended the University of Omaha, eventually receiving her Associate Degree in Business from North Iowa Area Community College and pursuing further studies at Buena Vista University and St. Charles Community College. Nancy also met her husband Carl (Lou) Booher in Omaha. Lou’s family happened to purchase their Omaha home from Nancy’s family when they moved there in order for Lou’s parents to attend Omaha Bible College in preparation for full-time church ministry. Later, Nancy’s mom invited Lou’s family over for Sunday dinner, and unknowingly dined with her future son-in-law. The rest, as they say, is history. In 2013 Lou and Nancy were able to celebrate 50 years of wedded bliss with their children and grandchildren all gathered in Branson, MO.
Nancy was known for her ability to keep everyone around her organized, and went on to become an accomplished executive assistant for hospitals and colleges, spending the last 18 years of her career supporting key leaders of Edward Jones at their headquarters in St. Louis. Additionally, Nancy had a passion for beauty and the arts and had successfully owned and operated her own interior decorating business for many years prior to that.
She also used her gift of creating beautiful space for others in the form of using her gift of hospitality to welcome others into her heart and home. This was an extension of her devotion to serving her God through serving others. Through the years she served as Sunday school superintendent, women’s ministry chairman, deaconess, personnel committee member, and small group leader.
Her example of serving others led her daughter, Tami, to choose a career of teaching inner-city and at-risk youth, eventually inspiring her to pursue a Master of Divinity at Denver Seminary towards ordained ministry, and serve in her current role as a student chaplain at Denver Health Medical Center where she hopes to continue her certification as a resident chaplain. Her example of serving others inspired her son, Trent, to pursue a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration, and he currently serves as a Regional Vice President for Catholic Health Initiatives. And it was through Nancy’s hospitality of extending an invitation to the Dorman family for Sunday dinner that Trent met his future wife, Kathy.
A Memorial Service will be 11:00 am Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 837 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, Missouri 63376.
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be divided equally between the Alzheimer’s Association and Living Water International.
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