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1926 Nancy 2020

Mrs. Nancy Y. Muir

March 28, 1926 — December 2, 2020

We mourn the loss of our dear wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother Nancy on December 2, 2020 after a long illness of dementia. Nancy Adams Yetter was born to Carl Henry and Louise Adams Yetter in Greenport, NY on March 28, 1926. An only child, Nancy flourished in the Greenport schools, and graduated from Greenport High School in 1944. She went on to graduate from Rider College in Trenton, NJ with a BS degree in Banking & Finance. After college, Nancy began her career as an accountant with the First National Bank of Greenport, NY. During this time, her good friend Luella Muir Nazaruk introduced Nancy to Luella’s brother, Robert Fred Muir, and so began their life-long love story. The two married on April 7, 1951. A year after the birth of their first child, Bobby, they moved into their newly built home on Robin Road in Dix Hills, NY in 1955. Alan was welcomed into the family in 1960, and the family enjoyed the Dix Hills community for over thirty years. Besides being an attentive mom to her two sons, Nancy was a decades-long, 5,000 hour volunteer with the Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary. Her crocheting skills contributed to many afghan lap blankets for patients. As a descendant of the presidential family of Adams, Nancy became active in the Daughters of the American Revolution. Old First Presbyterian Church in Huntington, NY is where Bob and Nancy made their church home, and Nancy served as a Deacon. The couple also enjoyed participation in the Huntington Concert Association. In the mid 1970’s, Nancy earned her Masters in Education degree from CW Post College, a rather remarkable achievement for women in that time. She went on to become a beloved teacher in the Half Hollow Hills School District of New York for over ten years. In 1988, both Nancy and Bob retired, and took joy in renovating their summer home in East Marion, New York. They moved there in 1989, and thoroughly enjoyed living near the water, gardening and reading. Nancy and Bob moved to the Shannondale community in Maryville, Tennessee in 2007. They have made many friends there over the years, and they and their family are extremely grateful for the nurturing, yet skillful care they have received from the Shannondale staff. The family is also grateful to First Light Home Care. New Providence Presbyterian Church has been their beloved church home. Nancy is survived by her husband Bob of nearly 70 years, her sons Robert Bruce Muir (Nancy) and Alan David Muir, grandchildren Drew Muir (Sharyn), Melissa Cruz Muir (Francisco), great grandchildren Amelia, Olivia, Isaac and Allison Cruz Muir. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Nancy’s name to: Shannondale of Maryville Attention: Dawn Doud 804 Shannondale Way Maryville, TN 37803. Dawn.doud@shannondaleTN.org OR New Providence Presbyterian Church 703 W Broadway Ave. Maryville, TN 37801 To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mrs. Nancy Y. Muir please visit our Sympathy Store.
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