Nancy Singleton Couch

July 8, 1940 –  March 20, 2011 

North Woodstock, NH

Nancy Singleton Couch, 70, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011 under a bright blue mountain sky surrounded by her family and much love.

Nancy was born in Chicago, Ill on July 8, 1940. Nancy is preceded in death by her daughter Karin, and parents Benoit & Genevieve Singleton.

She is survived by her son Christopher and daughter-in-law Jennifer, husband James Jamieson, sister Karen Kurtz and husband Jon, nephews Douglas & Tina Kurtz, Peter & Jayne Kurtz of Dayton, OH, brother Phillip Singleton and wife Barbara, nieces Holly & Joe Fisher, Heather & Katie Singleton of Spring Valley, OH., Son-in law Barry & wife Patty Jamieson, and their daughters Amelia, Hannah & Gracie Jamieson of East Bridgewater, MA.

She enjoyed life in North Woodstock, NH where she loved hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing and skiing. She had a deep love for this land and the people living here including their friends and family. Nancy received her nursing degree from St. Josephs School of Nursing in Phoenix, AZ. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Wright State University in 1974 in Biology. She was the first woman to receive a master’s degree from the St. Vincent DePaul Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida. Nancy then went to Boston, Mass where she attended the Harvard University School of Divinity where she worked towards her Doctoral degree in Theological Studies, graduating from Harvard with a second Masters Degree in Theology.

After arriving in North Woodstock, NH in 2001, she became the clinical director of the North Country Hospice and Visiting Nurses Association in Littleton, NH., where worked there tirelessly until her retirement in January of 2010.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Saturday, March 26 held at St Joseph Church, Church St, Lincoln, NH. Rev. John E. MacKenzie will officiate.

A Calling Hour will be held from at 9-10am at the church prior to the service.

A gathering of friends and family will be held following the burial service.

She will be laid to rest this spring in the Woodstock Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to the North Country Hospice and Visiting Nursing Association.The family of Nancy wishes to express their most sincere, loving thanks to Littleton Regional Hospital, the amazing nursing staff in the ICU, the respiratory therapy staff, and to all the doctors, especially Dr. “K”. We the family will never be able to say thank you enough.

Arrangments are by Fournier-Hale Funeral Home, 144 Main St, North Woodstock, NH 03262.

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