Nettie Mozelle (Estes) Nance passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at her Winters residence. She was 86. Born on August 13, 1922 in Hughes, Oklahoma, to Jesse and Minnie Davidson, she grew up in eastern Oklahoma. In 1940, she married Edward Estes, and they moved to Winters and pastored the Assembly of God church for 16 years where she taught the adult Bible class, led the Womens Ministries, and was the pianist. After husband Edward passed away in 1991, she married Glen Nance and spent the last 18 years by his side. She loved helping him tend his garden. She could be frequently seen wearing her straw hat and doing yard work at her home on Edwards Street. She loved to reminisce about her simple life as a child and how those humble beginnings made her grateful for her many blessings. Before she became too unable to travel, she loved visiting family and friends across the country. Her hobby later in life was to put together jigsaw puzzles and she found great joy in fitting those pieces together to make a lovely picture. She never met a stranger and always stopped to share a kind or encouraging word. She had the gift of giving affirmations in a sweet and genuine way that was often followed by a heartfelt hug. She loved to read her Bible every day and read it through numerous times throughout the years. She also faithfully called each and every family members name in prayer every day. Now that the final piece of her life here has been put into place, the memory of a beautiful picture of her life will always be with us. She will be missed by all.
Mozelle is survived by her husband, Glen Nance; son, Wayne Estes and wife Margo Sharon of Salem, OR; daughter, Susan Estes of Oklahoma City, OK; daughter, Glenda Landon and husband Bill of Mount Vernon, WA; five grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by her husband Glens children: Carolyn Rutledge and husband Edward of Dixon, Linda Creed and husband Nick of Rio Vista, Darrell Nance and wife Pan of Chester, Rosemary Martinez and husband Anthony of Durham, Darla Chute and husband Michael of Northville, MI, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Also by sisters, Juanita Jackson of Lebanon, OR; Aimee Madden of Dallas, TX and Margaret Stevens of Amity, OR.
She was very grateful for the wonderful care provided by loving family members and the kind staff of Yolo Hospice.