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1955 Nancy 2022

Nancy Stribling Mears

December 7, 1955 — August 29, 2022

Nancy Stribling Mears

December 7, 1955- August 29, 2022

Nancy Stribling Mears, 66, of Pampa, passed away on August 29, 2022 at her home with her family by her side.

A private celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory.

Nancy was born in Pampa, Tx in 1955 to Doris and David Stribling. She was a graduate of Pampa High School and Clarendon College.

She met and married James Mears in 1976 in Clovis, New Mexico and resided in Miami, Texas and together they started building their family.

Nancy was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a strong woman and the rock her family was built upon. Through the years she touched countless lives, and they are all the richer for it. She loved to laugh and share stories of days past.  If I tell you her children ran rodeo, you will see the whole picture on how her 'spare' time was spent. Countless hours and endless miles, hauling all over Texas and Oklahoma, so her kids could live their dreams. She was a rodeo mom and she loved it! She 'adopted' many rodeo kids, and families along the way, that turned into lifelong friends. She was famous for her fried chicken with the rodeo crew, she always made a huge batch to be shared around the horse trailer after a long day of rodeo. 

In 2008 she met and loved Roy Hayes, blessing the family with the addition of the most wonderful man, who was the puzzle piece we never knew was missing. Nancy loved life and her family fiercely. Her presence will be greatly missed.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Doris Lee Stribling and David Benjamin Stribling.

She is survived by her longtime companion, Roy Hayes of the home; a son, Joseph and wife Michelle Norman of Pampa; daughter, Jamie of Canyon; a sister, Cindy Callas and husband Dallas of Midland; a brother, David and wife Christie of Miami; several grandchildren, Jeremy Mears and wife Alexandra, of Pampa, Tristain and husband Chris Hux of Pampa, Rhianna Norman of Boone, NC, and Alayah Chaney of Canyon; great-grandchildren include, Adalee, Devon, Derrick, Easton and Layla; as well as many nieces, nephews,  extended family, and countless friends.

Nancy was a longtime employee of the Sheriff's Dept. as dispatch and a jailor, and later worked at Pampa Nursing Center in the office.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in her name to the charity of your choice.

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