December 22, 1958 ~ October 12, 2021

Born in: Chicago, IL
Resided in: Mills River, NC

Nancy Boerman McLennan, 62, of Mills River went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 surrounded by her family at home after a courageous battle with leukemia.

Born in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of Joseph Erwin Boerman and the late Wilma Bright Boerman.

She worked at John Brown University, Lutheran General Hospital, and Blue Ridge Community College before having children and becoming a homemaker. Nancy was a member of Biltmore Church in Arden. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was the “hostess with the mostest.” She loved her life in the beautiful North Carolina mountains.

She is survived by her high school sweetheart and beloved husband of 43 years, Gordon Scott McLennan; 2 adored children, daughter Amber McLennan Hix (son-in-law Joshua R. Hix) and son Taylor Scott McLennan (daughter-in-law Lauren E. McLennan); 4 cherished grandchildren, Hugh Hudson Hix, Rowan Emery McLennan, Henry Richards Hix, and Declan Scott McLennan; 2 older brothers, Joseph E. Boerman, Jr. and Robert W. Boerman. She loved her brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, and her 18 nieces and nephews, as well as their families very much. Her mother-in-law, Jeanne McLennan, was like a mother to her.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Lake Hills Church in Candler. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lake Hills Church, 370 Lake Drive, Biltmore Lake, NC 28715. One of the most important things to Nancy was that her grandchildren grow up to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The family feels that donations to the church where her children and grandchildren attend is what she would have wanted.


Memorial Service: October 30, 2021 11:00 am

Lake Hills Church
370 Lake Drive
Biltmore Lake, NC 28715

Visitation: October 30, 2021 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Lake Hills Church
370 Lake Drive
Biltmore Lake, NC 28715

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. My condolences to Gordy, Amber, Taylor, Uncle Joe, and all the grandchildren and siblings in the passing of Nancy. I especially have many fond memories of her when she and her family came to visit in Eastern NC from far away Illinois when we were growing up. Her mother was my mother’s sister. She is now in the blessed eternity of God, in which we can all take comfort.

  2. Dear Amber,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this time and in the weeks and months to come. Your mother was so sweet and shared the Gospel of Christ with everyone she came in contact within her daily life and also with her fight with lleukemia. Love you and sending hugs to you and Josh, Hugh and Henry, and the rest of your family!

    Love Aunt Teresa and Uncle David.

  3. Nancy was such a blessing. She always gave such great advice. Spending time with her and her family has been something that I truly cherish. We miss you so much already Nancy, but thankful that this is not goodbye, but a see you again.

  4. So sorry for your loss of Nancy, you lovely Mom. She was so young. God knows the pain from this loss. May you all feel peace and comfort with God’s loving arms around you.

  5. It is hard to imagine the loss you feel; she awaits us on the other side, which gives us some comfort. I will never forget the love and support she gave my family when we learned of my Mother’s cancer and the subsequent loss. Blessings to all.

  6. Nancy always had a BIG HEART❤️! She was JOYFUL and enjoyed LIFE because she knew the author of LIFE! Her JOY came from the LORD JESUS CHRIST! Thank you, Nancy for making all our lives more enjoyable and blessed here on Earth! We love and miss you and hope you have an even BIGGER barn in Heaven! We know you still have a BIG HEART❤️! Thank you LORD for Nancy and as always, thank you for your AMAZING GRACE!

  7. To all the family and friends of my kid sister. Ten years younger. This part of Nancy’s earth journey is over. I’m sad for how it ended.
    Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the max every situation you believe to be the will of God.
    Nancy fought a good fight.
    Let God, family, friends and memories sustain you in your grief. Love, brother Joey

  8. The Intercessory Prayer Group at St James Episcopal Church in Hendersonville
    Amber, thank you for calling us. God bless you all.

  9. Suzanne and I express our sincere condolences for you and your entire families loss. Our prayers are with you.

  10. Dear Gordon and family. We are so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was lovely in every way. Wishing you Peace.

  11. Condolences to the Family of Nancy. Our sons played Little League Baseball together when they were young (at Jackson Park), David Perry, played with Taylor and Nancy was always so sweet and kind.
    Our thoughts are with you, Taylor, and your Family at this time.
    May God comfort you during this time.
    Michael and Ruth Perry

  12. Gordon, Cindy and I were very sad when hearing about Nancy’s passing. Please accept our deep condolences and sympathy.


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