Born October 2, 1937, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, at age 79. Nancy was a recipient of the Diana Award from the State, was co-founder and legislative chair of the first Michigan Women’s Political Caucus, was a delegate to the first National Women’s Political Conference, and was an inducted in the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame. She received her master’s degree from Michigan State University and retired from the State of Michigan. Nancy was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Lansing. Between tending to her extensive gardens, Nancy enjoyed traveling the world and spending time with her loving family.
Survivors include: daughter, Cynthia K. Hammond; grandchildren, Tamara Lynn Brown and Dylan Hammond; great-grandson, Tavien Ellis Ryder; and her brother, Robert (Lonnie) Kelley. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and her former husband, Ellis Stebbins Hammond.
A memorial service will be held at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Herrick officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, March 16, from 6-8 p.m. and again on Saturday, March 18, from 11 a.m. until service at 2.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in memory of Nancy.