Thursday, 02 December 2021

Nancy Jane Hardister

Nancy Jane Hardister. Courtesy photo.

Nancy Jane Hardister (nee Sohm)

Nancy passed peacefully on Friday, March 13, 2020, at Santa Cruz, California, after a long battle with respiratory disease.

She was born in Staten Island, New York, to Frances Edythe Billard and Milton Frederick Sohm on December 14, 1941, just one week after Pearl Harbor and the beginning of World War II.

She joined older sisters Ann and Vivienne and their father passed away shortly after her birth. Her mother remarried several years later and the family moved to California, where they settled in Brisbane.

During her childhood they resided in various locations around the Bay Area, including San Jose, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and Mountain View, where Nancy attended Mountain View High.

She married Kenneth Overstreet and had a son, Kenneth Jr., on Oct. 22, 1961. That union ended and her subsequent marriage to Woodrow Flud produced her beloved daughter, Kimberly Ann.

She lived for many happy years in San Martin, California, where she reveled in the country life with horses, goats, chickens, dogs and other creatures. Her home was the site of many happy holiday and summer gatherings, where she welcomed all with good humor and generosity.

She eventually moved to Lucerne, California, where she resided for many years, and most recently to Boulder Creek, where she joined her daughter, Kim’s family.

She adored her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and was devoted to her sisters, brother, brothers and sister-in-law, nieces, nephews and extended family. She loved making quilts for all of the new babies arriving and for her sisters and friends at holidays, and was famous for her white angel cookies at Christmas. She had a lifelong love of country music.

We will miss her unique personality – loving, smart, funny, caring, generous, feisty. She made friends everywhere with her kindness and good humor.

Nancy was predeceased by her dear son, Kenny, and beloved sister, Vivienne.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Kim Markey (Steve); sisters, Ann Sohm Bastovan, Virginia Van Zandt (Jim Bruen), Elayne Merz and Elyssa Emerick (Glen); and brother, Walter Siebeneicher (Cam).

Her survivors also include grandchildren Trinity Carlos (Alvaro), Charity Sohn, Kayla Rebolledo (Gustavo), Amanda Campbell (Dave Morosco), Stevie and Christopher Markey, and great-grandchildren Kane, Jade and Bella Carlos, Gustavo, Caroline and Giovanni Rebolledo, and soon-to-arrive baby Evelyn Morosco, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and devoted friends.

Plans for a celebration of Nancy’s life are pending.

Nancy Jane Hardister. Courtesy photo.

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