Born in Chicago, Illinois on June 26th, 1938

Departed on November 4th, 2019 and resided in Highlands Ranch, Colorado

  • Celebration of Life: St. Andrew Methodist Church
    Saturday November 23rd, 2019 10:00 am

Nancy Shippert Blakeney
June 26, 1938 – November 4, 2019

Nancy Shippert Blakeney passed away peacefully on November 4 in Lone Tree, CO with family members by her side.

Born in Chicago, IL to Louise and Thomas Keating, Nancy attended North Central College and spent most of her career as an elementary school teacher, primarily in the Englewood School District.  She was an avid Denver Broncos fan, a long-time season ticket holder and a self-proclaimed Broncos coach.

A strong and giving person and a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend to so many, Nancy will be greatly missed.  She is survived by Loren her husband, a brother, three daughters and six grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life for Nancy will be held at St. Andrew Methodist Church on University & Highlands Ranch Blvd, on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 10:00am with a reception to follow.

Guestbook Entries

Marty Spencer

Nancy was a wonderful friend, I certainly will miss her kind and understanding heart.

November 8th, 2019 at 6:31pm
John & Pam Gutierrez

Nancy was a great friend and mentor. She was always there to lend a helping hand and I’m forever grateful for the time I spent with her. She had such a warm and caring heart and we will really miss her.

November 9th, 2019 at 10:58pm
Michelle Grimes

Nancy was very much admired in the Englewood School District. She was a kind and dedicated teacher that inspired many educators during her career. I thought she was amazing, fun, and truly gifted as an educator. She touched so many students, administrators, and educator’s lives. She will be missed.

November 10th, 2019 at 9:11pm
Jan Vilkaitis

Nancy was a generous, supportive friend and fellow educator. I was lucky to have been a team member of  her teaching life. I will always remember her fondly.

November 11th, 2019 at 2:33pm
Melanie Dressman

Professionally, I met Nancy when we were teachers at Bishop Elementary in 1982. During our years together at Bishop we spent hours talking about our craft and how to support our students.  Personally, we enjoyed talking about our daughters, snowmobiling in the Grant Lake area, and the Broncos-especially tailgating before the games.  When Nancy could no longer attend the games we watched them in our homes and had our “in-home” tailgate.  I’ll always remember fondly the good times we shared.  

November 11th, 2019 at 7:25pm

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