Newbury Park, CA
Nancy Jane Schleicher was welcomed into the Lord's arms on Monday, February 17, 2020. She was a resident of Ventura County for 60 years. Nancy was born in Allentown PA. on September 11, 1927. She was the first of four children. At the age of seven the family moved to Balboa Canal Zone in Panama, where her father worked for the government as an electrician on the locks of Pedro Miguel. Nancy loved growing up in Panama and enjoyed living there with so many new experiences.
As a young woman during the war she maried, shortly after that they moved back to the United States. Unfortunately, the marriage ended indivorce, but she settled in Ventura County with her four young children. With the help of family and friends she managed to take classes at Ventura College while engrossing herself in raising her family.
Nancy is a Christian and always knew God had a hand in her life, but what she never expected was that after many years of being alone God would see that she would meet the most wonderful man, James "Jim" Schleicher. They married in 1970 and enjoyed 38 years together until Jim passed in 2008.
Nancy will be remembered by her family and friends as a very strong and independent woman, who had a positive attitude, a kind heart for everyone and who always committed to her family.
Nancy is survived by her son, Chet and Sandy Spivey; daughter Sandra and Jerry Knopp; son Greg and Lisa Spivey; stepson James and Sandra Schleicher; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son, Christopher Spivey.
Our family would like to thank Buena Vista Hospice and Compassionate Care for their excellent care, compassion and kindness through this most difficult time.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 28 at Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, 1075 E. Daily Dr., Camarillo. Interment will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura.
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