Nancy Mae Savage

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    May 2, 1954-Dec. 31, 2017
    Services will be held in memory of Nancy Mae Savage at gravesite, Vale of Peace, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Calif. on Feb. 4 at 12:30 p.m.
    Nancy was born in Los Angeles on May 2, 1954, and was received by her Lord and Savior on Dec. 31, 2017, in Phoenix, Ariz., where she was visiting a friend and returning from a wonderful Christmas holiday in California seeing family and many friends. Nancy grew up in Torrance, Calif., and maintained close relationships with those she grew up with and happily had just seen many of them.
    Nancy attended junior college in Palo Alto and earned her associates degree at Mesa College, San Diego, in computer programming. She worked as a computer programming analyst at Hughes Aircraft and at General Dynamics in San Diego, Calif., and Scottsdale, Ariz.
    Nancy was married and divorced to Robert Robinson, of Los Angeles, and Scott Wilson, of San Diego.
    When health complications forced her to take an early retirement, she moved to Pagosa Springs. She played an active part in the local music scene, was a charter member of the San Juan Stargazers and a volunteer with the Chimney Rock Interpretative Association. For years, Nancy brought her telescope to the summer Night Sky Programs at Chimney Rock National Monument and she also worked regularly at Life at Chimney Rock, which happens annually on a weekend in late July. What brought her the greatest joy was working with kids and showing them objects in the night sky or explaining something in astronomy. She loved it when they caught her curiosity, interest and excitement for our extraordinary universe.
    The San Juan Stargazers will have a memorial at Chimney Rock National Monument after it opens in May and we will dedicate a star party to her memory. We will put an announcement later in The SUN so other friends and neighbors can join us in celebrating and honoring her life.
    Nancy is survived by a brother, Michael Savage, and two sisters, Barbara Savage Rey and Carol S. Polizzi, all of California. She lived a full and joyful life in spite of pain and illness, and her love and caring for others will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She helped many people in Pagosa, having learned the wonder of unconditional love. We hope she has become a star somewhere in the universe because she has left a big hole on planet Earth in the hearts of many people who knew her. Written by sister, Barbara Savage Rey, and friend Joan Mieritz.