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Ann Nance Morgan "Nana"

September 1, 1935 — June 14, 2024


Ann Nance Morgan, “Nana,” 88, of Carlsbad, NM passed away on Friday, June 14, 2024, at Lakeview Christian Home surrounded by her family. Ann was born on September 1, 1935, in Carlsbad, NM to Wesley Luther and Betty Maye Nance.

Visitation is scheduled from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday, June 21, 2024, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 AM Saturday, June 22, 2024, at the Church Street Church of the Nazarene with grandsons US Border Patrol Chaplain Shawn Rodgers and US Border Patrol Acting Deputy Chief Clint Rodgers officiating. Interment will take place at the Carlsbad Cemetery in Carlsbad, NM. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Ann was a lifelong resident of Carlsbad, and accepted the Lord at a young age getting baptized at Cavern Baptist Church. In high school, she was part of the triple trio choir and was Miss November as a calendar girl. After high school, she married the love of her life, Jimmy Morgan on March 29, 1953. They started their family having four wonderful children, who blessed them over the years with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ann was a good artist, and when her girls were young, she would make paper dolls and outfits for them. Ann was a fantastic seamstress and made clothes, including prom and bridal dresses, for her children. She was a member of the city bowling league, Mesa Senior Center, and the Church Street Church of the Nazarene. For many years, she was on the church board and sang in the church choir. Ann enjoyed working in her flower garden and yard, reading books, and watching Disney movies with her grandchildren. She was a mother to everyone, and was known by most as Nana. She was always welcoming to anyone that came by the house, and you never left before eating a delicious meal. She was loved by all and will be deeply missed. 

Ann was preceded in death by her father, Wesley Luther Nance; mother, Betty Maye (Haggerton) Nance; husband, Jimmy Wayne Morgan; granddaughter, Angela Noel Morgan; great- great granddaughter Brielle, sisters: Sue N. Hill; and two brothers: David B. Nance and Pascal Haggerton Nance.

Ann is survived by her four children: Debra Ann Rodgers and husband, David of Carlsbad, NM; Betty Marie Bell and husband, Tom of Wake Forest, NC; Sandra Lanell Morgan of Carlsbad, NM; and Jimmy Wayne Morgan, Jr. and wife, Teresa of Carlsbad, NM; ten grandchildren: Shawn David Rodgers (Suzanne), Clinton Wayne Rodgers (Christina), Jeramiah James Bell (Staci), Brandon Wayne Wyatt (Erica), Christy Leigh Wyatt, Aaron Hernandez (Jaimie), Anthony Hernandez (Mari), Erika Hernandez (Dennis), Jeremy Ann Morgan (Mario), and Sarah Morgan; twenty-four great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; two sisters: Becky Phillips of Carlsbad, NM; and Marie Burkham of Carlsbad, NM; three sisters-in-law: Bobbie Nance of Carlsbad, NM; Scottie Nance of Carlsbad, NM; and LaNell Riddle of Amarillo, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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Friday, June 21, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Mountain time)

Church St. Church of Nazarene

2401 W. Church St., Carlsbad, NM 88220

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Saturday, June 22, 2024

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