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Nancy Beck Facer 

Our mom, sister, aunt, grandma and friend left us on March 21st, 2024, to join our dad in heaven.

Nancy was born September 24th, 1942, to Mabel and Floyd Beck.

Mom was born in Newton Utah.  Her 2 older sisters were so excited to have their new bright eyed baby sister. Two younger brothers then completed mom’s family. 

At about 12 years old, the family moved to Downey where she made lifelong friends and met our dad.  Mom graduated from Marsh Valley High School in May of 1960.  On July 1st of that year, mom married our dad, Mel Facer.  

They moved to Malad and began their life together. While in Malad they welcomed their first son Greg.

They had the only tv in their neighborhood, so mom and dad’s place was the place to hang out! 

Mom said they had to move to Pocatello so that they could have a night or two without company watching their tv! Really it was because dad started working for Kraft Foods.  

In 1964 Brent was born and then Cory in 1969.  

Dad, with mom right by his side opened Mel’s Repair in 1972, where mom did the books, greeted customers and kept the guys in the back on track.  Mom and Dad did everything together: worked, played, trained horses and raised us kids.    

Mom supported everything we did, sports, hobbies and even some of our shenanigans.  

Mom was small but mighty!  She had to be to hold her own in a family full of men.  

She had so many pets over the years and loved them all, but her favorite was probably Megan.  

You can’t talk about mom without mentioning her beautiful eyes!  When first meeting mom, everyone would comment on how beautiful her eyes were.

She was so talented! She could paint, craft, garden, cook, decorate, host, fish and loved all of it.

Decorating for holidays was something Mom loved, and our home became a magical place every Christmas where family and friends gathered to celebrate and make beautiful memories.

Mom loved fishing, camping, traveling, her times spent in sorority, 

In 2007 Dad sold the shop but mom stayed behind for a couple of years doing books.  She wanted to make sure the business continued to thrive. 

When mom retired, they made Devil’s Creek Reservoir their summer home and then wintered in Overton Nevada.  

Everywhere they went, new friends were collected, and new memories made.  

In 2018, mom lost the love of her life, and a little sparkle left her beautiful eyes.  Mom made the most of life after losing dad but longed for him.  She often shared stories of adventures they had, whether just going for a car ride about 4 every afternoon or times spent at Devil’s Creek, fishing, going to the horse races and times spent with friends and family over the years.  

Mom left us with a huge hole in our hearts, but we know the reunion she had with our dad was amazing. 

Nancy is survived by her sons, Greg, Brent (Debbie), and Cory (Mindie) Facer.  Her sisters Bonnie (Fred) Wise, Janice Holt: Brother Terry (Bonnie) Beck and sister-in-law Sandy Facer, Barbara Facer, Linda Facer.  Brother-in-Law Richard Bodily. Her grandchildren, Justin, Jeremy, Whitney and Ashley and many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.  

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Mel, her parents Mabel and Floyd, brother Tim Hartvigsen, brother and sister in laws: Ralph and Sheila Clark, Reed Facer, Jay Facer and Maxine Bodily. 

 

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