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Nancy Newman Geenen

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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:49 pm

Nancy passed away, surrounded by her family, on July 17, 2019 in Redwood City, California at the age of 83 after a short illness.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Louis Geenen, her parents Capt. Roscoe L. and Henrietta Newman and her brother R. Douglas Newman. She was the cherished mother of John, Mark (Maria), Matthew (Sandra) and Sharon Geenen, adoring grandmother of Andrew Geenen, Caroline (Michael) Hewitt, Marisa and Myles Blackmon, Adellyn, Noah, Kathryn and Jillian Geenen. She is survived by brothers-in-law Marcus (Lucy) Geenen and J. Scott (Gail) Geenen, dear friends Carlene Galvan and Irene Hassel, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Nancy was born Jan. 29, 1936 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and spent her childhood in various locations in Hawaii and mainland U.S. during her father’s naval career. She returned to California and graduated from Coronado High School in 1954 and was named Miss Coronado that same year. Lou and Nancy met in Coronado shortly thereafter and were married there in 1957, a union that lasted 49 years.

After relocating to the Bay Area, they became parishioners of St. Pius Catholic Church in Redwood City, and remained active in the parish throughout the years. In 1978, Nancy founded Crown Bookkeeping and Payroll Services and led the company for 41 years.

Returning yearly to the beaches of Coronado, Stanford football and Giants baseball, traveling and spending time with family were the things that Nancy truly enjoyed.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, 1700 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106.