Nancy C. Stoltz 82 of Harlowton died Sunday afternoon, November 27th, 2016 in the Wheatland Memorial Healthcare of natural causes. She was born December 23, 1933 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma the daughter of Quienton Charles and Anna Valeria (Sloan) Walton where she was raised alongside sister Laura Ann and brother Quienton Charles, Jr.
The family moved multiple time settling in Harlowton where she graduated from Harlowton High School. She was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” Stoltz on July 8, 1954 in Harlowton, MT. They moved to Milwaukee, WI where they lived for about three years. During their time there, Nancy worked as an operator for the Bell Telephone Company, where her artistic abilities then provided her the opportunity to assist in their advertising department. Once they moved back to Harlowton she continued working as a telephone operator for several years. During the same time she opened her home, providing room and board for those working on the bustling railroad. In 1957 Nancy gave birth to her daughter Susan and then became a stay at home mom, while continuing to run the rooming business she had started. This only lasted a short while as Nancy was never one to sit still. Over the next few years Nancy worked various jobs around Harlowton, most notably at the Harlowton Gardens. In 1984 Nancy opened the Paint’n’Place where she pursued her passion for painting. She painted a bit of everything but her love of roses was known to all. This will be remembered by those who love her in the Christmas balls she painted on every year.
Nancy loved life and never hesitated to take an opportunity to travel or support those she loved. She spent her younger years bowling and continued to golf as long as she was able to do so. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved to hunt for arrowheads, mushrooms, sapphires and anything else she could unearth. Nancy always had a project going and her mind let to a many beautiful creation she loved to share with those near and far.
One of her greatest prides are her two grandchildren, Jillian and Patrick. She supported them in each and every one of their endeavors and loved them unconditionally. From the time, they were in school until long after they graduated she supported the Engineers and all of the kids; inviting them over for frequent feasts of tacos and ice cream. In recent years, Nancy adopted a pet bunny rabbit named Bruce whom she loved and cared for deeply. Nancy was an exceptional person whom will greatly missed by all of her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband Dick; one daughter Susan McLaughlin both of Harlowton, MT; sister Ann Brown of Billings, MT; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, one brother and her parents.
Memorial Services for Nancy C. Stoltz will be Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Perkins Chapel, cremation has taken place. The Perkins Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Friends are asked to make memorials to the Jawbone Creek Golf Club or the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Perkins Funeral Home, PO Box 313 Harlowton, MT 59036.
Name: Charley and Sharon Bennett
Comment: To all of Dick, Susan, Jill, and Patrick: We will hold every memory of Nancy dear to our hearts. She was truly a lovely lady and we are better for having known her. May God wrap his arms around all of you as you grieve from your loss. If we can help with anything at any time, please let us know.
Name: Morning Sun Yellow Pony
Comment: The first time I met Nancy Stoltz, in 1995, she was out in her yard playing with her two infant and toddler grandchildren which she adored and babysat most of the time. She was always friendly and very sweet.