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Nancy Parmenter

December 22, 1943 — April 14, 2022

Nancy Lee Parmenter, age 78, died Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Gothenburg Health.

Nancy born December 22, 1943 to John and Pearl (Diehl-LaFountain) Brien in Havre, MT.  Her parents divorced and Pearl married Rolland Shoop and the family moved to Spearfish, SD, then to Navada Gluch around the age of 5 years, then to Trojan where Nancy attended school.  Later the family moved to the Gordon-Rushville, NE area where Nancy graduated High School.

Nancy had her first daughter, Michele, in May of 1965. Nancy married James R. Parmenter on December 29. 19​​66.  To the family of three they added a son, Slugger.  The family moved to Gothenburg in 1970.  They divorced in 1984.

Nancy moved around in South Dakota and Nebraska, but always landed back in Gothenburg.

Nancy later married Randy L. Brown on March 25, 2013 at Gothenburg, NE.

Nancy was a fun loving and hard working person who enjoyed BINGO, slot machines, yard work, boat rides (but could not swim a stroke) and afternoon cruises just to see the sites.  She loved playing cards, watching Wheel of Fortune and Days of Our Lives.  The apples of her eyes were her grandchildren, but what made those apples sparkle was her great-granddaughter, that shared the same birthday, Miss Ariel Jo.

Nancy had an in-home daycare for several years, worked at, managed and owned several eating establishments in the Gothenburg area.  She truly loved being around people.

Nancy is survived by her daughter, Michele Jo (Bradford) Lewis, Cambridge, NE; sisters, Ivy Avis and Cindy (Scott) Kelley, Rushville,NE; brother Bob (Tonie) Shoop, Gordon,NE; Grandchildren, Trevor Fleischer, Mesa, AZ, Torey (Dalton) Miller, McCook, NE, Ryann Lewis, Kearney, NE, Brady Lewis, Taylor (Jordan) Lewis, Cambridge, NE, Jericca Lewis (Johnathan Brougham), Wauneta, NE and Taron (Jenae), Hickman, NE.  Great Granddaughters Ariel Morgan and Nellie Lewis, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Floyd and Dorothy Smith.  Lots of cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, John, Pearl and Rolland; husband Randy L. Brown, ex-husband James R. Parmenter, sister and brother-in-law Carol and Elroy Wieting; brother and sister-in-law Phillip and Bonnie; brothers, Larry and Rolland "Joe"; sons, Donald T. and Roger W. Shepard, James L. "Slugger" Parmenter; brother-in-law, Clarence Avis; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws Marlyn and Gladys, Pete and Mary, Kenny Parmenter, Dan and Mary Jane Grosz, Tom and Phyllis Forgey,  Junior and Joyce Schultz, niece, LaRee (Avis) Simants; nephews, Steve and Troy Schopen.

Graveside services will be held Friday, April 22,2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gothenburg Cemetery with Doug Viter officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department.

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