Oct. 6, 1938-Nov. 8, 2023

Nancy Ann Thompson passed away in her home on Nov. 8, 2023, at the age of 85. She was a resident of St. George, Utah, for the past 12 years.  

Nancy Ann Phillips was born to Miles and Ardys, in Whittier, California, on Oct. 6, 1938. Nancy, or Nan as her friends called her, was the oldest of three children (brothers James (Jim), and Thomas). She grew up in Long Beach and met her first husband in high school. She married Richard (Dick) Maier at 17 and had two children, Kathie and Rob. In 1959, they moved to Westminster to raise their two children. They stayed active with their children’s sports and activities and enjoyed camping, swimming and water skiing as a family. After 19 years of marriage, they divorced.

In 1981, at the age of 43, Nan married Wilbur Thompson. They lived in Los Alamitos for 30 years and then divorced in 2011. Nancy moved to St. George where she lived her remaining years.

With a love of reading, learning and going to school, Nan earned her AA and then her BA in the ’70s. In 1986, she obtained her teaching credential in English and was awarded the opportunity to student teach in Winchester, England. Throughout her working years, she was an office manager for several companies and later worked as a substitute teacher in the Los Alamitos School District. In 1998, she owned and operated a women’s boutique for three years, called the Happy Hanger.

When she moved to St. George in 2011, she became an active member of the bridge club, had a home weight room in her garage and traveled the world with friends, leaving behind a multitude of stamps in the eight passports she had saved. Always an avid seamstress, in her later years, she took up quilting and left behind a vast collection of her work. 

Arrangements and memorial tree planting by Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah, 435-986-9100.