Nancy Elisabeth Trieff

December 1, 1947 - September 28, 2021
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Nancy Elisabeth Gay Trieff was born on the island in December 1947. She attended the University of Texas at Austin. She worked as a medical technologist for years, many of those working side-by-side with her mother, Dorothy Gay. Before retiring, she worked in Randall’s deli. She also volunteered as a docent with Galveston Historical Foundation.Continue Reading

John Connolley left a message on October 9, 2021:
I met Nancy in high school when her brother and I became friends and she and I would hang out together whenever I would visit Galveston since the 80's. I especially enjoyed her sense of humor and her laugh and always looked forward to seeing her on my trips down that way. My condolences to Zoe and the rest of her family and friends.
Judy Bruner left a message on October 9, 2021:
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Judy Bruner left a message on October 9, 2021:
I met Nancy at Zoe and Marc’s wedding…we spent a lot of time talking, and I felt I had met a kindred spirit. You know, when you meet someone and you feel like you already know them. We would pick up a conversation at a grandchild’s birthday, and chat for a long time. I wish we had lived closer and I had gotten to know her better. She will be missed…
Jennifer Martinolich Cook left a message on October 6, 2021:
To the family of Nancy and Robert Gay...though we haven't been in touch in many years I still have very fond memories of both friends from Ball High class of 1966. May they both rest in peace and may their families cherish their memories. Thank you all who supported Nancy to be able to age in place in the comfort of her home. Blessings and prayers to all.
David Trieff left a message on October 6, 2021:
Nancy always had coffee and cream at the ready. From a young age in her home, I was hooked on the brew. She had a novel sense of humor, and a pleasant punchy cackle, chuckle, and grin. She liked to poke fun at anything and everything. She definitely filters through my outlook and demeanor to this day. Rest in Peace, Nancy.
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Karen Lehr left a message on October 6, 2021:
I’ll miss a good neighbor who was one of the people who reached out to me in friendship when I moved to Galveston. She and her mother were willing to sit and talk, and Nancy always had a friendly welcome. She impressed me with her intelligence and love and dedication to all living things. One of the people in the world who gave a lot to her family, through her career and to her community is gone. It’s hard to imagine she isn’t across the street anymore.
Jo/Joie Soske left a message on October 6, 2021:
Nancy and her mother, Dorothy were the first two friends that Karen and I made on our street. The four of us spent long hours on Dorothy’s porch talking. Occasionally, I would take my guitar and Nancy, Dorothy, and Karen would sing. Nancy had a very good singing voice. She was a brilliant woman. In her 60s she returned to the University to take courses in higher level mathematics. She was able to teach mathematics and computers. She also spoke Spanish. Nancy loved the outdoors and all animals. Both she and her mother rescued and cared for many. She often donated food to the animal shelter. She enjoyed yard work and once helped me plant a lemon tree. As she became more disabled her outings were limited to sitting on her front porch where she enjoyed the birds and plants. Eventually, she was confined largely to the house, where Kevin Ward helped her daily. She and I talked on the phone frequently. She was a good neighbor and a friend. Every time I look at her house, I feel that she is still there. I can’t believe she is gone. I will miss her.
Sharon Ann (Hayman) Gonzales left a message on October 5, 2021:
I knew Nancy, Robert,& their mother Dorothy thru my brother Ronald Hayman. They were close friends years ago. Ronny passed away in 2017 in Houston. My husband & I pass by their grave site each time we go to see our son & grandson at the cemetery. We remember them and offer our sincere condolences to Nancy's family. She will see her family again and will be at peace in Gods kingdom. GOD BLESS
Kurt schirmer left a message on October 1, 2021:
Rest easy cuz. Tell Aunt Dorothy Uncle Sam my mom dad and everybody else up there hello for us you all.
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