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Nancy Gumz

June 9, 1947 — August 13, 2019


Nancy C. Gumz (Beau), 72, died on Tuesday August 13, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her daughter by her side.  She resided in Winnebayo, Illinois for most of her life, until recently moving to Pahrump, Nevada to be close to her family.  She worked at Chrysler cooperation until she retired.  She leaves behind her husband Raymond K. Gumz of 52 years; daughter, Rhonda Spicer; Son, Troy Gumz; son-in-law Shawn Spicer; grandchildren, Kyle, Karl, Kole, Kwin, Mason, Miller, Kloe and Addison Spicer.  She also has several brothers and sisters that she leaves behind; Dick, Bobby, Jim, Joey, Susie, and Mary.  She is preceded in death by brothers and sisters; Eldon, Ruth, Mike and Penny.  As said in her own words from the poem “Do not stand at my grave and weep” by Elizabeth Frye, expresses her final thoughts and wishes.

“Do Not Stand at My Grave And Weep”

I am not there; I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the softly falling snow.

I am the gentle showers of rain.

I am the fields of ripening grain.

I am the morning hush.

I am the graceful wish of beautiful

birds in encircling flight.

I am the stars that shine at night.

I am the flowers that bloom.

I am the birds that sing.

I am in each lovely thing.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;

I am not there; I did not die.

I will wait for you in the sky.

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