Nancy R. Powell


Nancy R. Powell, age 67, of Pagosa Springs, passed away Nov. 8 after a long and brave battle with cancer.
Born in San Diego, Calif., Jan. 16, 1950, Nancy graduated from Fontana High School and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in nursing and her master’s degree in organizational management. She opened up a successful home health care agency in 2003 and retired in 2012 after selflessly serving her community as a nurse for 44 years.
Nancy retired to Pagosa Springs to enjoy the lifestyle, climate and landscape that she always held so dear to her heart. She was an avid horsewoman and hunter, embracing the beautiful nature that she chose to surround herself with in her final years of life. Nancy was a devoted wife, loving mother, nurturing grandmother and caretaker of countless souls.
Nancy is survived by her husband of 32 years, Scott Powell; her son, Thomas Oliver, and his wife, Dawnell; her daughter, Jamie Cooper, and her husband, Casey; four grandchildren: Jordan, Allie, Dean and Jack; her extended family and countless friends; her stepdaughter, Summer, and family; and her beloved horse and “trail soulmate,” Rocky.
Nancy loved and helped so many and will be deeply missed by those who had the honor of meeting her.