In Memory

Nancy Hamby

Nancy Hamby


Nancy Carol Phillips Hamby, the daughter of Nan Alice Elam Phillips Hamby and the late Wesley Harvey Phillips and the step-daughter of the late Jamie (Jim) Earl Hamby, was born July 1, 1952 in Dallas, Texas, and died December 29, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at age 55. Nancy was a graduate of MacArthur High School, San Antonio, in 1970 and attended Southwest Texas State (now Texas State University) in San Marcos, Texas and Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri where she received her bachelor's degree in English with a minor in drama. She was a creative, fun-loving, and talented actress who enjoyed theater arts and acted in many plays in her high school and in local area theaters. She was president of the Thespians Club her senior year of high school. She also performed at the Shakespearean Globe Theater in Odessa, TX and at the Theater in Monmouth, Maine. In addition, Nancy was an accomplished equestrian who won many awards in various horse shows in Texas with her Quarter Horse mare. Nancy lived for many years in Minneapolis and, while acting in community theatres, worked as a graphic artists' representative for artists who created art for advertisements in magazines and newspapers. She studied Spanish in Mexico, and also traveled to Ireland and Guatemala. Later, she received a Master's degree in Spanish at a Catholic University in Minneapolis, and taught Spanish at 2 private Catholic schools in Minneapolis for several years. Nancy is survived by her mother, Nan Alice Elam Hamby of San Antonio, sisters & husbands, Katherine & Michael D. Clark, Michele & David R. Feuerborn, both of Houston, and sister Brenda Hamby of Georgetown, TX, and brother & wife, Jim and Vickie Hamby of Jacksonville, FL, and nephew Christopher Clark of Dallas. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1416 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232, (210) 494-3507. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church at the above address, or to Brooklyn Park Evangelical Free Church, 7849 West Broadway, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445.

Published in the San Antonio Express-News 01/06/08.

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09/04/09 05:38 PM #1    

Alicea Fletcher

Nancy was, first and foremost, an actress. She didn't care what the part was or whether it helped her career or even if it paid. She just wanted chew her character apart and make it live on the stage.

I was sad to read about her passing, and I hope she is enjoying herself on the Great White Way.

11/08/17 10:16 PM #2    

Brenda Hamby (Young)

It's hard to believe it has been almost 10 years!! Love and miss you!!

11/09/17 11:25 AM #3    

Bill Bolch

Nancy was a classic, one of a kind, trailblazing, throw caution to the wind FREE SPIRIT!  She really was.  She was independant in her thinking, in her actions, in her opinions, in her personality - she was a fusion of passion wrapped in human flesh, driven, driven, driven.  And reading her obit, she never slowed down.  Such a passion-filled life.  Hats off to you, dear Nancy!  You are NO DOUBT continuing to make a BIG SPLASH on that eternal stage behind the sun.  

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