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March 11, 1932 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Born March 11, 1932, Nancy lived a life that could best be described as a series of adventures, hilarious moments, and good times. She was the daughter of Orman and Gail (Harbaugh) Chenault and was one of six children. She grew up in the Oklahoma panhandle and she considered it to be home. She loved to tell stories of her childhood with her siblings growing up during the Dirty 30s. While she enjoyed traveling throughout her life, she much preferred the wide-open skies of the prairie and she was always itching to get back. She said too many trees made her feel claustrophobic.
Nancy met and married Bob Toombs on July 11, 1949 in Clayton, New Mexico. Together, they built a life full of cherished moments. Nancy was the mother to two children, Rebecca (Becky) and Doug. She was a member of the Methodist church and her faith in God was unwavering. Nancy was employed with GTE as a telephone operator for over 35 years. She loved working with her friends at the office and remained close to her "operator friends" throughout the remainder of her days. After retirement, Nancy was a homemaker and loved to spend time with her three granddaughters. She could also be found searching for "treasure" at local garage sales each week. She loved to travel to the mountains, go fishing, and spend time with her family. She was the rock of the family until the day she parted from this Earth.
Nancy was known for her uncanny ability to turn even the most mundane situations into hilarity. From her knack of using "French" words to emphasize moments to her legendary talent for spray painting anything that would stand still with a coat of shiny gold, Nancy kept us all endlessly entertained with her unrivaled humor and ability to look at the bright side of life.
Nancy's passion for looking at the bright side was rivaled only by her love for her family. While her immediate family was fairly small, she had many "adopted" children and grandchildren. She was kind to everyone, and she would always brag about people who might have done an act of kindness for her. Often, these people would become "family" as she would introduce them as her adopted sons, daughters, grandsons, and granddaughters. She taught her immediate family to open their home to people and lived by the mantra, "the more the merrier." All were welcome in her home. Nancy approached every moment with a smile and a twinkle in her eye.
Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Bob Toombs, her parents Orman and Gail Chenault, three sisters: Norma Cooke, Jean Hodge and Julanne Davis, son-in-law Eldon Lansdown and one great-granddaughter Briar Wilks.
She is survived by one daughter: Rebecca “Becky” Lansdown of Seward, Nebraska; one son: Doug Toombs and wife Justina of Hooker, Oklahoma, three granddaughters; Casey Stanek and husband Ron of Seward, Nebraska, Amy Wilks and husband Matthew of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Brandy Trout and husband Dustin of Collinsville, Oklahoma, one sister; Marlene Utter of Bixby, Oklahoma, one brother; Dave Chenault of Yale, Oklahoma; eight great-grandchildren; Kiefer Keylon and wife Annie; Karson Stanek and fiance Sky Brumm; Quentin, Brooklyn, and Sydnee Stanek; Grady and Collins Trout; Judah Wilks and two great-great grandchildren; Allie and Kanen Keylon. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Graveside funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M. Monday, March 11, 2024 in Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon, Oklahoma.
Services are under the direction of Henson-Novak Funeral Directors of Guymon.
Cremation services are entrusted to Henson-Novak Cremation Center. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made to the Guymon Fire Department.
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