Obituary | Nancy J. Hasselbach
Nancy J. Hasselbach was born June 30, 1935, to Rudolph and Amelia Hasselbach in Toledo, Ohio, and passed away Dec. 31, 2022, in Cottonwood, Arizona, at Best of Europe where she had resided for a short while.
Nancy graduated from Ohio University and later received a Master’s Degree in Education. She was a teacher in Ohio before moving to Arizona. She first taught in Coolidge and then was employed as a guidance counselor at Kingman High School for many years.
During her counseling career, Nancy, who was an avid sports enthusiast, spent many of her after-school hours refereeing, keeping team statistics, or cheering students on from the sidelines. The scholarship programs were also a strong focus of her attention, and many students were rewarded by her efforts.
Upon retirement, Nancy moved to Chino Valley, where she established a new home on property she had purchased earlier. After settling in, she immediately got involved in her new community.
Having always shared her home with many furry friends, Nancy’s love of animals was legendary. She spent a great deal of time volunteering with a number of animal rescue programs in Chino Valley. The Prescott VA and the county library benefited from her willingness to serve as well. She also continued to be interested in all kinds of sports, attending games and activities in and around Prescott.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, and is survived by her cousin Linda in Ohio. Per Nancy’s request, there will be no services. Her ashes will be spread “where the vistas are wide and the antelope roam.” Anyone wishing to send a memorial remembrance is encouraged to make a contribution to their favorite animal refuge.
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