Nancy Hentges Throop died peacefully with her family by her side at the age of 90. As Parkinson’s disease affected her abilities, she remained gracious and lovely as was always her nature.
Nancy was born in Watertown, South Dakota. At the age of 6, her family moved to Redlands, California, seeking a future despite the Great Depression. Eventually they settled in West L.A. where she finished her schooling. Nancy received her nursing degree in the US Army Corp Cadet nursing program soon after WWII. A life size portrait of her, painted to represent all cadets hung at the school and at the Huntington Hospital for many years, is still proudly displayed in her home.
Nancy married George L. Throop Jr. in 1948. Together they raised a family and built a business until George passed away in 2010. Nancy is survived by her three children George Throop III, Jeffrey Throop and Ann Throop Fitzsimons. She has 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Nancy is remembered as kind, generous, loving, wise, a role model, a matriarch, and a woman of virtue. She left her imprint on all generations and her legacy will carry on through each of them. Nancy enjoyed attending meetings with “The Little Garden Club of Pasadena” and “Questers” with her friends.
A memorial Service was held at Bethany Church of Sierra Madre, 93 N. Baldwin Ave., at noon on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Celebration of Life was held afterwards at The Kensington, 245 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., in Sierra Madre at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Nancy Throop’s name to the City of Hope in Duarte, CA.