Nancy Stevenson, age 91 of Flemington, NJ died peacefully at her home on Friday, September 15, 2023.
Born in White Plains, NY, she was the daughter of the late Reverend Richard E and Margery Hanson.
Nancy lived in Kent, OH for many years and then Rutland, VT for over 20 years where she was an active member of Grace Congregational Church. She and her husband moved to NJ two years ago.
Nancy was an extremely educated and accomplished woman. At a time when most women didn't pursue an education or career, she went back to school at the age of 35 and earned her Masters Degree in Psychology. She worked for many years for Falls View Mental Health Center as a Clinical Psychologist before leaving to start her own practice.
The daughter of a Pastor, Nancy grew up playing the piano and singing hymns, a joy she continued throughout her life and passed on to her children and grandchildren. She was a wonderful writer, her works including both poetry and short stories. Throughout her married life, she was fortunate to have been able to travel the world and enjoyed exploring it through backpacking, rock climbing and scuba diving to name a few of her adventures.
She was predeceased by her brother, Peter Hanson in 2015.
Nancy is survived by her beloved husband of 69 years, Ross; her three sons, Peter and his wife, Julie of Flemington, Philip of MN, and Jay of NJ; her brother, Richard Hanson and his wife, Cheryl of Poultney, VT, her sister, Elizabeth Mellen and her husband, Allen of Manhattan, NY; her granddaughter, Sara Stevenson D'sa and her husband, Samir and her grandson, Philip Stevenson as well as two great grandchildren, Kiran and Avi Stevenson D'Sa.
A celebration of Nancy's extraordinary life will take place on Friday September 29, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at the 1ST Presbyterian Church, 40 East Church Street, Washington, NJ 08807 with reception to follow in the Church Fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcomed in Nancy's name to the Music Ministry for either the Grace Church, 8 Court Street, Rutland, VT 07882 or the Stanton Reformed Church, 1 Stanton Mountain Road, Stanton, NJ 08885.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Kearns Funeral Home in Whitehouse, NJ. For more information or to send condolences please visit www.kearnsfuneralhome.com.