Nancy George Evans
April 4, 1937 – April 29, 2019
Nancy George Evans, a.k.a. “Mama Tertle”, 82, of Spring Grove, passed away at home on Monday, April 29, 2019. Nancy was the widow of Dennis C. Evans “Papa Tertle” and predeceased by her parents, Helen B. and R. Franklin George.
She and Dennis operated Skyanchor Campground for 25 years, where they held many activities for handicap awareness and scouting. They often taught Bible studies at Imperial Plaza in Richmond, in addition to many churches and retirement homes. Nancy was a retired Brookland Middle School (Henrico Co.) physical education teacher and held degrees from Longwood and James Madison Universities. She was a long time member Alpha Delta Kappa/Mu Chapter, a physical education sorority, and Northminster Baptist Church. She and Dennis regularly attended Salem United Methodist Church, Spring Grove.
Nancy is survived by her brothers, William F. George (Linda) of Roanoke, and Robert E. George (Kathleen) of Glen Allen. Additional survivors include cousins, Carol J. McNamara (Jay) of Richmond and W. Allen Harrison (Sandy) of Jupiter, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service is scheduled for 11 AM on Monday, May 6, 2019, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Richmond.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Skyanchor Campground, PO Box 7, Spring Grove, VA 23881.
The family would like to express appreciation to Robin Toothman for the care she provided to both Nancy and Dennis during their final days.
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Monday, May 6, 2019
We mourn the passing of a great lady who taught and inspired many scouts and scout leaders.
The members of Henrico Retired School Personnel Association extend their condolences to the family of Nancy and our appreciation for her many years of service to students and staff and for her faithful membership in HRSPA. She was an icon.
Mama was my sons cub scout leader….she was a wonder woman..she will be missed!
Ms George was so good with students. You always had someone you could talk to. She will be missed by many
A Lady who touched my heart with her kindness. Fortunate to have received my Silver Beaver at the same time as her. I treasure the photo of us together. I will truly miss this great lady.
Nancy and her famiy, were neighbors on Barton Ave. and Kenmore Rd. in Richmond. Nancy organized the almost 22 kids in the block for outside play. As an adult I valued her Sun. School lessons in the Appel Class at Northminster Bapt. Church. She was special. Both she and her husband Dennis came to Westminster Canterbury with their walkers to my dad’s memorial service (Ray Copple). I so admired that effort that day. I’ll remember them always.
Diana Copple Smith (Willmington, NC)
WAWWAWAWAWA I MISS YOU NANCY