Obituary: Nancy Stoetzer |

Obituary: Nancy Stoetzer

Nancy Stoetzer
Nancy Stoetzer
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January 14, 1940 – October 19, 2021


Nancy J. Stoetzer died at home peacefully in Eagle, Colorado, on October 19, 2021, at the age of 81. Mrs. Stoetzer is survived by her husband of 58 years, John James Brown Stoetzer, Jr., by her children, Joan Stoetzer Deck of Eagle, Colorado (Stacy), John James Brown Stoetzer III of Driggs, Idaho (Cynthia), Helen Van Law Stoetzer Habiger of Eagle, Colorado (Robert), and by four grandchildren, Anna Katherine Deck, Audrey Stoetzer Deck, Jack Kendrick Habiger, Megan Lynn Habiger of Eagle Colorado, and a sister, Carol Jones Carmody of Washington, DC. Mrs. Stoetzer had been a home maker, a successful real estate agent, and an active volunteer and community organizer. Nancy loved spending time with friends and family. She enjoyed walking, tennis, skiing and cooking, and was well known for her many famous hors d’oeuvres.

Nancy Lynn Jones was born January 14, 1940 in Houston, Texas. Her early years were spent in Houston and Dallas until 1953 when she moved with her family to New Orleans, LA. There she entered Louise S. McGehee School, from which she graduated in 1957. She graduated as an honor student, and in 1957 won the New Orleans States-Item city wide scholarship for scholastic achievement.

She attended Rice University in Houston, Texas. She graduated with a BA in 1961. That same year she began working for IBM in New Orleans and assisted local businesses and institutions – such as City Hall – in installing computers for payroll and other applications. In 1963, she married John Stoetzer, also a resident of New Orleans, and continued working until the birth of their first child in 1965. Mr. Stoetzer’s career with Owens Illinois Glass Inc. took them to Miami, Atlanta, Rochester and Darien, CT. where they lived from 1971 to 1974 and from 1975 until 2014 when they relocated to Eagle. During her years in Darien, Mrs. Stoetzer was active in the community as President of the Junior League, Board President of the Stamford Shelter for the Homeless and a Gold Superstar Manager and Broker for William Pitt Real Estate.

Services will be announced at a later date.

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