Nan was an extraordinary woman. After listening to others describe their memories of her and reading about her impressive and full life, I discovered that my personal memories of her were not unique at all. She made everyone feel special, accomplished, and encouraged in whatever they were doing. She had a way of doing that. I know her warmth and smile started me on a path of training and competition with my dogs that continues today. Nan's legacy will continue to grow in each and every person she touched. Rest in Peace.
To Ken and the rest of the family, I wish you peace on the passing of Nan. She has etched memories in my mind as a friendly competitor. I always enjoyed chatting with her about the woes of utility, whether her Poodle or my Irish Water Spaniel was the one showing. Always impeccably dressed, with a smile and a kind word, she brightened my days around the ring. Thank you for that, Nan.
Thank you Nan and Ken for the training, support and encouragement as we worked toward obedience, rally and other dog sport goals. You were both generous of self for which we will always be grateful. Our memories of Nan who was so kind and gracious will be with us for all are days. Wishing Nan all things bright and beautiful as she rests in peace. To Ken and his wonderful family, heartfelt condolences during this very difficult time.
Marsha and the boys
Nan was our second instructor at CTA, Ken being our first. While in Ken’s puppy class, I would look at the adjacent ring where Nan was teaching and think, “My dog will never be that obedient”. With Nan’s patience and expertise, I soon realized it was possible. They both gave me the desire to continue training and the foundation necessary to have a happy, well-mannered dog. For that, I will be forever grateful. You will be missed, Nan.
With love, Carol & Lulu