FORT WORTH -- Allegra Barton Nance passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday morning, Feb. 3, 2017. Mrs. Nance was 94. Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church, 4200 Camp Bowie Blvd., with Rev. Mary Spradlin and Rev. James Sanders officiating. Following a private committal service in the Mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Park, she will be laid to rest next to her husband. Family and friends will gather from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Great Room at Robertson Mueller Harper. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, consideration of contributions to the Northwest ISD Education Foundation, Post Office Box 77070, Fort Worth, TX 76177, in her memory, is suggested. Born March 23, 1923 in Minden, Allegra was the daughter of J.A. and Mary Etta Griffin Barton. As a young woman, she came to Fort Worth to be with her sister, Lottie Barton Johnson, where she met L. E. "Sonny" Nance. They married in 1948 and enjoyed 54 years together before his death in 2006. Together, they raised their two sons, David and Dan. As their ranch grew and became successful in the Registered Hereford business, Allegra was always supportive and by her husband's side. She spent her time focused on her family, volunteering at the boy's school in Haslet and at Haslet United Methodist Church where she served on many committees and as a leader throughout the 40 years they lived on their ranch. Allegra loved her family and friends and made everyone feel special by remembering their favorite meals and dishes which she made sure to have on hand when they come to visit. She enjoyed parties, playing bridge and going to lunch with her many friends. She was a member of the Woman's Club of Fort Worth. Allegra was a woman of faith and determination and will be missed by many. Survivors: In addition to her sons and their wives, David and Barbara and Dan and Janice, Allegra is survived by her grandchildren, Tiffany Nance Faykus of St., Fla., Melanie Nance of Lewisville, Jennifer Nance of Denver, Colo., Brooke Nance also of Lewisville, Grason Ratliff of Rising Star, Katy Graves of Woodland Park, Colo., and CAssia Jones of Sand Point, Idaho; and eleven great-grandchildren.
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