Nancy Brown

Obituary of Nancy Brown

Nancy is now skating pairs with brother Chuck in heaven’s roller skating rink.  She passed away January 22, 2018 surrounded by her family after a sudden illness. Born in Tacoma February 12, 1950, Nancy was the daughter of Phyllis Muncaster and Jack Hartloff and the sister of Charles and Russell Hartloff.

A natural athlete, Nancy was involved in roller skating during her youth, participating in both Figure and Pairs competitions. She and her brothers attended the National Championships of Roller Skating during the summers. She was a lifelong sports enthusiast and avid fan enjoying team and individual sports. Golf became her activity of choice, visiting courses around the country with family and friends.

Nancy graduated from Tacoma’s Lincoln High School and married John Nelson—together they had Todd and Ami. Nancy worked, raised her family, and attended colleges, earning a BA in Accounting.  While employed as an accountant, she continued her education, earning two Master’s in Accounting and Management from the University of Phoenix and also received her Certified Public Accountant’s License. Her 46-year career included working throughout the Northwest at numerous businesses such as Hill Haven, Providence Hospital, Emerald Heights, and the Salvation Army.

Nancy and John parted, but remained good friends.  She met and married Jeff Brown in October 13, 1990, welcoming his son Scott to the family unit.  She and Jeff enjoyed traveling to destinations around the United States, and they took two extended trips to the Philippines, visiting Scott, his wife Marilou and daughter Aria.

An extraordinary lady with a zest for life, a generous heart, and a fun loving attitude, Nancy continues to influence all who knew her.

She is survived by her brother, Russell Hartloff; husband, Jeff Brown; children, Todd Nelson, Amanda (Ami) Nelson (Scott) Siburg, Scott (Malou) Brown; grandchildren, Tyler Nelson, Andria Nelson, Aria Brown; and great-granddaughter, beautiful Scarlet Rae Nelson.  Her family will continue to honor her independent spirit, determined confidence, decisive attitude toward the obstacles we all encounter in life. She was truly a force of nature.

A celebration of her life will be held February 10th at 2:00 p.m. Foley’s on the Green, 7108 Lakewood Dr W, Tacoma.