Nancy Ann Wade

January  19th, 1936 April  6th, 2024
Incline Village, Nevada
Nancy Ann Wade

Eternal praises to Mom, Mum, Nancy.... the utterly sweetest of mothers for her three surviving children: Deb, Tim, and Tofer, and also an absolute delightful presence to all within her precious reach.


Still in a state of disbelief over our Mother’s passing, we, Nancy’s children, convey to you that she passed away swiftly on April 6, 2024. Born in San Pedro, California, on January 19, 1936, she was 88. Visiting the Carson City Hospital for tests to discern whether or not she required a stent, she unexpectedly experienced a stroke, soon followed by cardiac arrest. She did not suffer.

As with many of these statements, there will be numerous adjectives. Know that they are carefully-chosen and well-deserved by Nancy.

She was the most dedicated and giving Mom we could have dreamed of. She raised and is survived by Deb (68), Tim (61), and Tofer (58)—all of whom were blessed by her unwavering nature as a parent, all of whom are better human beings by her wise and warm-hearted and always attentive guidance. Her character was a living role model for us to at least attempt to follow.

Nancy has been an icon in the community of Incline Village for nearly 50 years. Managing the IVGID Tennis Complex during the 80s, thereafter serving as a concierge at the Hyatt and docent at The Thunderbird Lodge. She then continued her long time side work of cleaning houses here in town which enabled her to pay off her home on Donna Drive, where the boys grew up and walked across the field to IHS. She, rightly so, was very proud of this accomplishment through simple means.

Her glow was always so bright, there never was a negative thing to be said of her. Only applauds for a life well-lived, for a presence who genuinely cared, for a smile that lightened the burdened, and for a laugh which arose from the sweetness of a genuine soul.Your Life of sincere heart and spirit quite literally changed all you touched for the better.

You are absolutely precious to us and missed by everyone. Your absence will be forever felt by all. Soar In Peace (and Rest a bit, too), Mom.

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April 24, 2024
We have lived next door to the greatest neighbor one could hope for. Nancy, was always available to us, whatever the circumstances. When we came home from a trip, she always delivered one of her special desserts. We are still processing what our lives will be without her. She deeply touched everyone she met. Oh, did I mention she always had positive things to say and always a smile on her face!! Nancy, there are few people who make an impression on your were one. We will miss your terribly!!
Love you,
Louise and Neal
Louise and Neal Riemer
April 24, 2024
Nancy was a rockstar! Her light was so bright, shining on everyone. The Hyatt brought us together as concierge. She was the sister I never had. (I had six brothers.) She fulfilled her destiny, always thinking of others, doing for others, and giving to others. She gave loving care to Ina, Sunday quiche to Bill, and random acts of kindness with freshly baked treats for the IV Librarians, and the PO workers.
To Nancy I would say: “Thanks for the memories.” Until we meet again,
Love and hugs,

Photos below:
1- enjoying the East Shore walkway together (Nancy and me)
2- Nancy and me getting Chai Tea at our favorite spot, Starbucks.
Mary Freeman
April 24, 2024
Dear Tim,
So saddened by the news of your dear mom’s passing and sending sincere condolences from our family to you, your siblings and families

There is a special place in our hearts where we will always remember your mom so fondly. She was a dear neighbor to us for almost 20 years, also friend and ‘bear’ watcher , and I will miss our phone chats in her upbeat voice that we’ve had in the last years since we moved. I always enjoyed all her updates, she loved talking about her children..and the updates on the neighbors. …also reminding me that she gets exercise by still shoveling the back deck ! She never did complain about herself, she was always so positive.

Our last phone call was around her birthday, she was excited to tell me about the Chinese Buffet in Carson City that you discovered. Perhaps the photo on the holiday card was taken there .. I will treasure that beautiful card with pics of her, the near buried house , the sweet pups and of course her dear Tenaya.

She so looked forward to your extended visits to her and loved doing puzzles, reading and cooking together. What precious times for you both and was also glad to hear that your brother Topher had moved back to Incline some years ago.

Tim, this is never something we imagine - how it is to have say earthly goodbyes to loved ones at some point, as even being in her 80’s and living longer than so many, it is never long enough . I pray it is somewhat comforting to be assured that she felt no pain after all she endured, and that the many wonderful memories of your lives together in beautiful Tahoe help with getting through each day,

Remembering her bright smile and twinkle in her eye , she is still here with us all .... … a really special, and beautiful lady!
RIP Dear Nancy and may she and her precious Tenaya be in the greater beyond somewhere taking lots and lots of walks together 🙏🏻🌈🌹🐾

Heartfelt hugs from Chris, Paul, Shane and Jessica Knopf xo
Chris Knopf
April 16, 2024
Dear Tim and Tofer

I am so distressed to learn of your mom's passing. As you know, Anne and I have known, admired and loved Nancy for many years. She looked after our second home in Incline for years and years. Anne and I always enjoyed times spent with Nancy when we made trips to Incline, particularly dinners out with your mom and Jim Hopper. When Anne passed away in 2022, I was lost and hurting and your mom was able to provide me with her love and support and was instrumental in helping me to cope with the loss of Anne.

I hope that you boys will stay in touch with me. Please give my sincere condolences to the entire family and know that each of you will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Jerry Keehan
April 15, 2024
What an amazing person Nancy Wade was, and still is in my heart and memories. I was so lucky to have been able to spend so much time with her and the Wade family. Whether it was in Palos Verdes, Moraga or Incline, a trip to see the Wade family was something I always looked forward to. Full of fun, activities, laughter and always much love. Nancy loved people, fun, her dogs, and most of all family. I will always remember her love of tennis. She, along with Tim and Chris, ruled the Incline Tennis center for many years. Some of my best memories were on those courts. To Debbie, Tim and Chris I give you my heartfelt condolences. I love you all. And for those of us who were so blessed to have had her in our lives, grab a great memory and put a smile in your heart in her honor. She will be sorely missed.
David Ward
April 11, 2024
My most fond memory of my Aunt Nancy was sharing our birthdays every year, when our families lived close to each other in California. With hers on January 19th and mine on the 24th, we celebrated together and had so much fun. Later in life, I always got a call on my birthday from her and I to her. It was kind of our way of reliving that dual celebration. I will always remember her smile and her sense of humor and her loving attention whenever we were around her and her family. She will be earnestly missed and I sincerely hope she has reunited with my Mother and my Sister for an eternity of love! My deepest condolences to her children and for those who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Michael Ward
April 11, 2024
I have so many wonderful childhood summer memories that include my Aunt Nancy…lots of tennis, lots of lake outings, and lots of Mexican food. Additionally, I am delighted that, many years later, I was given the opportunity for my own children to experience and have the same—spending several activity-filled Tahoe summer getaways that allowed Fi and Aiden to get to know and love their great Aunt and her wonderful furry babies (I’m referring to the dogs, not my lovely cousins).

Raising a glass to the sisters-Betty Lou and Nancy Ann-reunited and enjoying each other’s shenanigans, no doubt.

Cheers to lives lived well and to lasting impressions and lessons provided to all who encountered these powerful women.
Joseph Ward

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