Trimble, Nancy Lee (Smith)


After a courageous two year battle with pancreatic cancer, Nancy Lee (Smith) Trimble (80) of Dallas, TX passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015 with her loving husband by her side.

The daughter of Boss and Allie Smith, Nancy was born in Omaha, TX on July 25, 1934. She attended Paul H. Pewitt High School in Omaha, TX where she graduated at the age of 16 years old and started college at East Texas State College in Commerce. TX.  Nancy graduated in 1955 from ET with a degree in Elementary Education.  She started her professional teaching career in Wilmer-Hutchins TX teaching 8th grade World History.  Eventually Nancy ended up in the Irving Independent School District where she spent 33 years teaching 2nd grade at Farine Elementary and where she retired from in 1990.  After retiring Nancy could not get teaching out of her blood, she continued tutoring students in reading, math and language arts.  At the time of her death she was still mentoring teachers with her wisdom and love of the profession.

Nancy was very active and involved member of Christ United Methodist Church, where she and her husband Floyd were charter members, helping start the church in January, 1957 in the cafeteria of a local elementary school.  She was an active member of the Martha Laird Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Mt. Pleasant, TX. She served twice as Chapter Regent, twice as Chaplain, and held many other executive offices of the chapter.  She was also the co-chair of the State DAR Credentials Committee.  She and Floyd are life members of the Association of Texas Professional Educators.  Nancy and Floyd have been employed by the State Fair of Texas since 1996 to the present.

Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, Boss and Allie Smith, brothers David and Willard, and sister Betty Wagoner.  She is survived by her husband Floyd of the home in which she and Floyd had been married for 60 years, her daughters Susan Williams and husband Kevin of Edmond, OK and Sharon Abbey and husband Brian of Frisco, TX.  She and Floyd also have four grandchildren that she adored and was always interested in what was going on in their lives, Jeremy Williams and wife Michelle of Honolulu, HI, Amber Abbey-Puckett and husband Matt of McKinney, TX, Jennifer Williams of Edmond, OK and Connor Abbey of Frisco, TX.  She also leaves behind loving siblings, Ernest Smith, Richard Smith, Helen Hampton and Cynthia Owens.   Also, many loved brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

Visitation will be 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 14th at the North Dallas Funeral Home in Farmers Branch.  Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 15th at Christ United Methodist Church in Farmers Branch.

The family request donations to be made to Christ United Methodist Church in Nancy’s name or to the American Cancer Society-Pancreatic Cancer Research.


4 replies on “Trimble, Nancy Lee (Smith)”

Louann Smith says:

A great loss to all of us. She led by example and believed the best in everyone. I will miss her love, encouragement and strength. She was so kind and helpful to everyone that was fortunate to know her. The world was a better place with Aunt Nancy in it. My heart breaks that she is gone but find solace knowing she is in Heaven and out of pain.

Ron and Marie Graham says:

It was our great privilege to become acquainted with both Nancy and Floyd at the great State Fair of Texas, where we worked along side this wonderful, dedicated couple in the Pan Am Arena. Nancy worked with great vigor and compassion. We were honored to become closely associated with Nancy after many years of returning to The Fair year after year, always looking forward to spending our working time together. We watched as she looked after Floyd with such love and devotion and vise versa. I will never forget how she brought us a wonderful cake she made! We also came to understand what a dedicated teacher Nancy was and her desire for all children everywhere to experience learning as a fun and worthwhile endeavor. Our heart goes out to Floyd and all the children and grandchildren she loved and adored. (we met some of you at the Fair-we were in the concession stand)So now we close with love and prayers for a wonderful family that will be missing a truly great lady. Heaven is rejoicing! Ron and Marie Graham

Jeff Davidson says:

Mrs. Trimble was a great teacher! I enjoyed her 2nd grade class at Farine elementary. She will be missed!

Robert Hynds says:

My deepest sympathy to the family

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