Ardmore - Nancy Carolyn Dunlap passed away peacefully at home on August 8, 2021 in Ardmore, Oklahoma. She was born January 27, 1937 in Cordell, Oklahoma, the daughter of the late Raymond and Waneta Wesner.
Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Thomas Dunlap; children Cathy Black, Vicki Black, Philip Black, and their spouses Keith Spear, Jean Moon, and Brigitte Sandquist; grandchildren Benjamin and John Moon-Black, Doug Birkey, and Gunnar, Haakon and Lilli Black, and her brother Ken Wesner and his family.
Nancy attended Cordell High School and graduated in 1955. She graduated in 1959 from Abilene Christian College with a degree in education. She received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1974. Nancy and Tom were married in 1973, and a year later they moved the family to Ardmore, Oklahoma. Nancy worked at a local mental health clinic before pursuing her career as Office Manager for the Dunlap family oil business, Tripledee Drilling Company. She was a talented businesswoman and provided her family and the company with over 45 years of dedicated service.
Nancy loved classical music, especially the works of Mozart, and was a concert class pianist in college. She shared that love of music with her children and grandchildren, and she and Tom enjoyed numerous concerts throughout their life together. She was also an avid sports fan, regularly attending OU football games, and supporting the Texas Rangers baseball team. An active participant in the community, she served on numerous boards in Ardmore, including Cross Timbers Hospice and Ardmore Memorial Hospital as it made the transition to Mercy Hospital. She and Tom enjoyed traveling and spending time with their many friends as they celebrated birthdays and family events over the years.
First and foremost, she loved being with her family. Like her own mother, Nancy contributed in countless ways to the education of her children and grandchildren from preschool to graduate school, and was always ready to help. She traveled to see children and grandchildren wherever they were living, took the family on trips, and welcomed them home to Ardmore as often as possible. Her unfaltering and loving support will be deeply missed by her family and the group of friends that surrounded her.
The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice, https://crosstimbershospice.org/donate, Mercy Hospital Foundation or the Goddard Center of Ardmore.
Cremation-With-Care provided by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory, where words of comfort and condolences may be left for the family at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.
Posted online on August 10, 2021