Nancy Reynolds Damtoft

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Nancy Davis Reynolds Damtoft, 93, of Asheville, died Monday, July 27, 2015 at Deerfield Retirement Community. She was the daughter of Rebecca Herbert and Harry Sutton Davis. Besides her parents Nancy was preceded in death by her husbands, John Mackey Reynolds and Walter A. Damtoft; her brother, Harry Davis, Jr. and wife, Betty and her grandson, John Benjamin Lewis. She is survived by her children, John Davis Reynolds (Sandi) of Chapel Hill; Becky Reynolds Lewis (Ben) of Asheville and Joseph Richard Reynolds (Chris) of Carrboro; four grandchildren, Susan Lewis Dorsett (Adam) of Advance, NC, Amy Lewis Ashworth (Michael) of Tryon, Jake Reynolds (Martine) of Wilmington, and Molly Reynolds Garlington (Brian) of Chapel Hill and nine great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Alex Dorsett; Susanna, Harrison, Brinson and Claire Ashworth; Aven and Max Garlington and June Reynolds. Nancy lived in Asheville all of her life. She was a graduate of Asheville High School and Sweet Briar College. She taught at Sand Hill High School for five years. A member of Trinity Episcopal Church since early childhood, Nancy participated in the life of Trinity in various ways, as a Sunday school teacher, a member of the vestry, president of the Episcopal Church Women and for many years on the Altar Guild and as a receptionist. Working at Memorial Mission Hospital as a volunteer was one of her favorite activities. She served at the Information Desk, accruing over 5, 000 hours and was president of the auxiliary. Nancy was also a member of the AAUW and Today's Book Club, serving as president. She was a former member of the Country Club of Asheville. In her later years she was very interested in the College for Seniors at UNCA, taking many classes. She was on a fund-raising committee for help build the Reuter Center. Her hobbies have been bridge, knitting, needle pointing, reading, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the entire staff at Deerfield for their loving care. Services will be held Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The family will receive friends at Trinity Episcopal Church at 2:00 pm in the Clark Room followed by a 3:00 pm service. Interment will be in the Memorial Garden. Memorials may be made to UNCA, the Nancy and John M. Reynolds Endowed Scholarship, One University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804 Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all- Nancy was a wonderful, gracious lady. John, Mary and Sara Tuton.

  2. Becky,

    So sorry to hear about your Mom. As you know, she and my parents were great friends for many years. I remember her as a true, gracious, Southern lady the likes of which we will probably never see again. After my Mom passed away she helped my Dad through some difficult days with phone calls and even a dinner ‘date’ or two. Jan and I send our prayers to you and the entire family.

  3. The Warlick family extends condolences to all the Reynolds Damtoft family. My mother, Lauretta, especially enjoyed the friendship of Nancy at the Club and the College for Seniors at UNCA. It’s uplifting to know that she enjoyed a long life surrounded by a loving family.

  4. So sorry to hear about Aunt Nancy. She and Uncle John were always so kind to our family. I know she was always blessed to be so beloved by her family.
    Love you all.


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