CUMBERLAND HEAD — Nancy Joyce (Osborne) Douglas, 78, of Seneca Drive, went to her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. She was home under the care of Hospice of the North Country and surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Standish, NY on December 17, 1935, the daughter of Leo and Eva (Osher) Osborne.
Nancy had a very active life. Once she graduated from high school, she went on to nurses training. She then entered the military and in March of 1956 she crossed trained into Army Intelligence. Nancy was one of the first two women ever to be trained to interpret Aerial Photos. Nancy married in 1957 and then later left the military. She raised four children by herself after the death of her husband in 1971. She was an active member of her parish formally St. Mary's of the Lake where she lived in Cumberland Head for the remaining of her life. She held positions in her parish community; Religious Education Coordinator and teacher, youth prayer groups, bible study group, many positions with the Lady's of St. Mary's Eucharistic minister. She continued many of those activities with St. John's Parish once St. Mary's closed. She holds many certificates of training in a number of other areas, well-learned and avid reader.
She is survived by her sons, Billy S. Douglas and wife Rene (Gwinn) of Centreville, Va., Curtis S. Douglas and wife Linda of Plattsburgh; her daughters, Nanette L. (Douglas) Premore and husband Dennis of Plattsburgh and Robin A. (Douglas) West and Fianc^e Arnold J. Lashway of Plattsburgh; her grandchildren, Meighan and Jamie Basset, Jennifer and Frank Trudeau, Jeremy Deso, Dawna Ciccone, Chad Premore, William West and Sara Norcross, Lisa Ciccone, Dannielle West, Courtney West, Ryan Douglas and Olivia Garrand Walantus, Melissa Davis, Michael Lashway and Jennifer Lafave, Nicholas Lashway and Sissy Kilburn; her great-grandchildren, David, Justin, Caleb, Alex, Janeen, Jacob, Emma, Jackson, Dylan, Sophia and Gavin; her sister, June Collins of Germantown, Md.; sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia and Robert Rowe; and brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Mary Rita Osborne; as well many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Billy S. Douglas; parents, Leo and Eva Osbourne; brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Kathy Osborne; sister and brother-in-law, Janice and William Rhino; and brother-in-law, Jack Collins.
Nancy has touched many lives throughout hers. She will be missed not only by her family but many friends she has been blessed to have known.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9th at the R. W. Walker Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's Church in Plattsburgh. Burial will be at a later date at St. Mary's of the Lake in Cumberland Head.
Donations can be made in her name to Hospice of the North Country or St. John the Baptist Church to help support the many programs they do.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.rwwalk erfh.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh, NY.