Nancy Joyce Greene (Hansel)

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Obituaries in Mt Shasta, CA | Mount Shasta Herald

Nancy Joyce Greene (Hansel), loving Wife and Mother of four, passed away at her home in Mccloud, California surrounded by her family on Sunday August 14th, 2022 at the age of 61.

Nancy was born the youngest and wildest of three siblings to Edward Hansel and Carolyn Bonneville on August 23rd 1960, at Bellwood Hospital in Bellflower, Ca.

She spent her first years near Los Angeles, growing up in Buena Park, California. In the 1970’s Nancy escaped the L.A. area and moved to McCloud, the place she would always consider home. Although Nancy found herself in many places in life (you wouldn’t believe), she would always return to her home, Mccloud.

In 2002, while hanging around Shasta Lake City, she was swept off her feet (on the back of a motorcycle) by Dugan George Greene, the man of her dreams. When Dugan retired, they spent a few years travelling up and down the west coast visiting friends and family, until deciding to call Mccloud home again. Dugan and Nancy were married at their home in Mccloud August 14th, 2015.

Nancy loved and connected with the forest, her many friends, the community of Mccloud and beautiful Mount Shasta. Her favorite pastime was spending days in the woods at the river or more recently, on her back patio, watching Squaw Creek with her cantankerous dog Bobby at her side and feeding the wildlife that the creek brought to her back door.

Nancy was a lover of most people. Like her or not, she was both jovial and stubborn. An unpretentious beauty. A loving homemaker and a street-wise comedian. An elegant daredevil and occasional bare-knuckled pugilist. She was so much more than can be conveyed here in mere paragraphs. There isn’t a brush or canvas large enough to paint a picture that encompasses Nancy.

She often focused on (and worried about) others, regularly spending winter days shoveling out the towns elderly or helping them around the house. She spent her own time, effort and money to make sure all the children of Mccloud got to have an Easter Egg hunt in 2021.

She will be profoundly missed and remembered by many.

Nancy was preceded in death by her Mother Carolyn Bonneville. She is survived by her Husband Dugan Greene, Father Edward (Lyn) Hansel, Brothers Allan (Deborah) Hansel and Kenneth (Pamela) Hansel, Sons Allan (Lisa) Sarti, Lonnie (Sabrina) Henson, David Raven and Jacob Stevens, Grandchildren Dylan and Kaydin Sarti, Savannah and Wyatt Henson and Great-Grandson Ayden Sarti.

Per her wishes, there will be no services or memorial. However, she did request a good old-fashioned barbecue in her honor. It will be held at Hoo Hoo Park in Mccloud on Saturday September 10th. Attendees who wish to bring food items are encouraged to do so. Time is to be determined.

Posted online on August 27, 2022

Published in Mount Shasta Herald