Nancy Carole Mize (nee Craker) went home to be with the Lord on May 16, 2012. Nancy was 70 years old. Nancy is survived by her loving husband Michael Leland Mize, her daughter and son-in-law Coleen and Tim Dresslar, granddaughter Kylee Dresslar, and brother Wayne O. Craker. Nancy is preceded in death by her father Otto Craker and mother Verna Craker.
Nancy was born on Nov. 27, 1941, in Shelby, Michigan. Nancy graduated with a degree in Radiology from the University of Indiana, then later worked as a radiologist in North Carolina. Years later, Nancy relocated to Tucson, Ariz., where she worked as a Nuclear Medical Technologist at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson.
It was in Tucson that Nancy met the love of her life, Mike Mize. They grew in their faith and love of Christ together, were wed, and enjoyed 24 wonderful years of marriage. After retiring in 1994, Nancy and Mike spent nine adventurous years touring the country in their RV making fond memories filled with laughter and terrific stories. Their road trip eventually led to a stop in Pagosa Springs and, awed by the beautiful surroundings, they decided to extend their stay. Nancy and Mike came to cherish their new church family at Grace Church, and chose to settle here in Pagosa Springs, making a home for themselves and Nancy’s late mother Verna.
Please call Grace Church for memorial service details at 731-6200.