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Survivor Stories / Tributes

Nancy Arts

Personal Description:

Personal Description:

Nancy Arts passed away on Monday, March 10, at her home in Berthoud. She was born in Chicago in 1955. Beloved wife of Gene. Loving mother of Ben (Andrea). Dearest Daughter of Richard and Char Zidek and daughter-in-law of Mel and Maggie Arts of Kaukauna, WI. Fond sister of Carol (Lou) Kolssak II, Tom (Kris) Tarczon. Dear sister in-law of James (Irene), Richard (Kim) Arts and Diana (Dean) Lamers, all of Kaukauna area. Aunt of many cherished nieces and nephews. Treasured by dogs Tony and Stanley and countless others. Nancy was born in Chicago and moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1981. She was married in 1982 to Gene in Wisconsin on his parent’s farm. In 1983 she gave birth to Ben and he was her world. In 1985 the family moved to the Berthoud area. In 2004 she was finally able to complete her BS in Human Resource Management, a field that suited her very well. Nancy was one who knew the value of relationships, and one would be fortunate to be her friend. She was well known as a dog lover and rarely missed an opportunity to pet one or help one if needed. She fought off the cancer with extreme bravery for 3 years. When it was finally time, she was again very brave and relented. Nancy lived everyday with as much gusto and enthusiasm as possible. She had a wonderful sense of humor, loved to laugh at herself, and will be greatly missed by many. Nancy and her family thank you very much for your generous donation.

Last updated on: 05/22/2008


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Alexavier Alexavier – 06/03/2011

I had Ovarion Cancer, until I went through ctomehherapy and had surgery. I lost partially my hair, but that was okay. I got a wig that suction cupped to my head and now my hair is growing back. To lift yourself out of depression, go on a vacation with the family. It helped me during cancer. Hope I lifted your spirit enough =) Was this answer helpful?

Cica Cica – 07/28/2012

Rant On:This pisses me off so badly! What’s the point of hanivg a democratic president and a spineless democratic majority if they can’t even deliver a health care bill that a majority of Americans want?I hate to say this but you know damn well if it were the republicans who pushed for health care reform with a strong public option and they had the White House and the majority in both the houses they would use every dirty trick in the book, including reconciliation to assure that they would get health care reform with a strong public option.I am really becoming fed up with the democrats.They continue phase two of the bank/Wall Street bailout without adding strings, to force the banks to make money available for loans or to force them to work with home owners so they won’t lose their homes.They wouldn’t get behind the Sanders amendment which would have capped the interest a credit card company or bank can charge it’s customers at 15%.They haven’t repealed the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 or the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 as both helped lead to the financial. They have failed to reinstate Glass-Steagall.We are still going to be stuck in two failed wars for ..?We are still being spied on by our government.NAFTA needs to be rewritten.I guess one good thing coming soon (hopefully) is a bill by congressman DeFazio which will allow a tax on every Wall Street transaction.This was done between 1916 through 1966.One more thing that needs to be done is for the Churches to have their tax exemption status taken away. It’s time that Churches start forking over some tax money to help out their own country and people. Rant Off.

Manuel Manuel – 09/04/2012