NANCY CHRISTMAN

Nancy Broadwater Christman died November 26, 2018, as a result of complications from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

She is survived by her husband, Walton; step-daughter Jenifer; sister, Judy; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lois and Woody Broadwater; her sister, Barbara Higginbotham; and nephew, Woody Higginbotham.

A memorial service will be held at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in New Martinsville, Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11 a.m.

All of us who knew Nancy knew that she loved life and loved those close to her very dearly. Nancy loved to talk and commentate. At her request, we share a few of her final last thoughts below:

Well, that is all folks! What a long, strange, yet magnificent, ride it has been!

I was blessed to have an amazing, wonderful and love-filled life. My parents Lois and Woody Broadwater, loved, inspired and forever encouraged me. They shared with me a love of books, card games, music, crafts and travel. Those beloved trips that included our entire family were filled with love, joy, and laughter.

I attended West Liberty State College to become a dental hygienist. This profession took me to the great city of Cleveland, where I first experienced the Big City and all the culture, sports and after hour shenanigans a big city has to offer.

Ultimately though, I returned to college for a Bachelors’ Degree at West Liberty and a Master of Arts at West Virginia University. Returning to school later in life challenged my thinking and views on many subjects. During this time, I began paying attention to my style and most agree, I had one to call my own!

Walt and I married in 1978. Walt was a great provider and gave me a comfortable life. Our love was very special and unique; I cherished it. I was thankful for his daughter, Jenifer. We were so different and yet we bonded and shared a special relationship. I was her biggest cheerleader.

I was blessed to have Brenda, Rose and Patty as life-long friends. I met my dear friend Jane later in life. And Jane, her family and The Farm were very special to me.

To my surviving sister Judy;, nephew Lance and his wife, Lisa, and his daughter Kelsi; nieces Lark, and Heather, and her son Ares, you were all large parts of my life and I loved each of you deeply.

Although I never had human children of my own, the four legged hounds I shared my life with gave me happiness, joy, and laughter beyond measure. I thank Raz, Cinder, Sinner, Shadow, my extra favorite –Tyler, and Abe for sharing your journeys with me.

St. Ann’s Episcopal Church was my spiritual anchor and healing haven. It is my wish that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to St Ann’s Episcopal Church, New Martinsville, WV or the Nathan B. Heller Music Fund, Pleasants Community Foundation St. Marys, WV.

I thank God for the life I lived. I couldn’t have asked for more! I ask you all to remember the good times, the laughs and the love we shared. Love, Nancy