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Nancy Caroline Lendrum Modzelewski

Jul 20, 1937 - Nov 30, 2021

Nancy Caroline Lendrum Modzelewski

July 20, 1937 - November 30, 2021


Nancy Caroline Lendrum Modzelewski passed away on November 30th, 2021 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She will be greatly missed.

Nancy was born July 20th, 1937 in Champagne, Illinois. She was the daughter of Dorthea and James Lendrum. She had one brother Peter Lendrum. Nancy graduated from DePauw University in 1959. She majored in education with a minor in psychology and music and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Nancy met her husband Ernest Modzelewski at Depauw University and they were married on June 10th, 1959. They moved from Chicago Heights, Illinois to Phoenix, Arizona on October 1st, 1961 where they raised 4 daughters; Lisa, Karen, Melinda and Pamela.

Nancy enjoyed many activities, such as working with the Goodwill, the Phoenix Cotillion and the Visiting Nurses. She loved crafts, all animals (especially bunnies) bowling, traveling with Ernie and friends and playing the piano. She was passionate about donating to the Phoenix Humane Society where she volunteered her time. She also made a special trip with Ernie to Best friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

Nancy had many wonderful lifelong friends that were dear to her heart. She was an incredible, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived by her husband Ernie, her 4 daughters; Lisa, Karen, Melinda and Pamela, 2 son-in-laws; Joe and Kyle, 9 grandchildren, Lauren, Aleks, Elsa, Jack, Bella, Pete, Sam, Nick, Isabelle, 3 great grandchildren; Davis, Levi and Micah and her beloved dog Sasha.

In Lieu of flowers Nancy would love any donations to go to the Phoenix Humane Society


Mon, Dec 13, 2021 at 10:30 am
Franciscan Renewal Center

5802 East Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Phoenix Humane Society

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