Born in Hopeland, Pennsylvania, to Harry and Bessie Strickler, Nancy was the youngest in a family of six with sister Mary and brothers Robert and James. Nancy attended Ephrata High School and was elected to student council and participated in choir. It was there she met her devoted husband Ronald Mohler, whom she married in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, in 1950.
They began a family soon afterwards and gradually moved west. They settled in Corvallis and retired in sunny Sisters.
She was Ron’s inspiration and companion. Wherever they were, home was a priority and they made everyone feel like family.
Nancy was a nurturing and loving person. She took pride in raising her eight children and had many pleasures in life including teaching Sunday school, mentoring, gardening, travelling the world and artistry.
We will all remember Nancy in different ways. As the matriarch of a large family, we can recall her compassionate wisdom in the face of adversity but also her many ways to celebrate family during joyful times. We think of Nancy through her cooking where she passed down family recipes and traditions and also through her paintings and memories. She found peace in many places whether it be in front of an easel with her paints, watching wildlife from her home, or singing in church choir.
Nancy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her husband, eight children, Curt, Pam, Susan, Anita, John, Andy, Jenny and Lisa; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her loving touch will be with us forever.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on October 28 at Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church, Sisters.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Partners in Care (www.partnersbend.org, select donate now).
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