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Life Story / Obituary
Nancy Frost was a beautiful person to know and to love. An exceptional wife, mother, and grandmother, she brought great joy to the hearts of the ones she loved. Nancy was known for her genuine hospitality and her attention to detail. The ultimate multi-tasker, she loved to plan special holiday gatherings and was always deep into a project around her home and garden. Nancy leaves behind a wonderful legacy of treating each and every person she met with kindness.
Her story began in 1945. Just a few weeks before WWII ended, Frank C. and Beatrice I. (Clair) Osmun welcomed their newborn daughter, Nancy Faye, into their home on July 13, 1945, in Allegan, Michigan. Later joined by her younger brother, Jack.
Growing up in Galesburg, Nancy lived a typical childhood of the times. Her father worked as a local barber and her mother was an elementary school teacher and later worked as an office manager at Cornett Advertiser Newspaper. As a family, they frequently visited Thrall Lake and the Muskegon River, shaping her love of the water from an early age. They also enjoyed trips to Florida every Christmas. In high school she worked at Grants, the local drugstore and enjoyed cruisin’ town in her ‘62 Chevy II Nova convertible. Well liked by her classmates, she was the Homecoming Queen during her senior year.
After graduating with the Class of 1963 from Galesburg-Augusta High School, Nancy attended classes at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Davenport Business College, as well as Western Michigan University. Her world of work continued as a secretary and later office manager at Investors Diversified Services where she remained for ten years before leaving to be with her children.
Not to be forgotten was the meeting of the man who would change the course of her life forever, Larry Frost. Both were attending a local dance club, King’s Inn, when Nancy caught his eye! Sharing many commonalities, such as cars, spending time outside, and hanging out with friends; they joined in marriage on May 21, 1966 at the First Congregational Church in Galesburg. The happy couple honeymooned in Chicago before settling down to start a family of their own. Together they raised two wonderful children; Jacqui and Sandy.
As a family, they enjoyed spending time together. They treasured their summers at their cottage on Little Paw Paw Lake. They also had countless visits to the shores of Lake Michigan and especially loved South Haven. They made many memories during their annual trips to Cedar Point and vacationed in the Smoky Mountains. When the children were older, Nancy went back to work for Mattawan Consolidated Schools in the early elementary office. She loved the relationships she made with families and staff and remained there for twenty-four years. She instilled in her daughters the value of family. Nancy modeled for them integrity and always doing the right thing. She worked hard to support her loved ones and made her family her top priority. When it came to chores, she shared with them her many tricks of keeping up a home and always supported them in their many endeavors.
Nancy was known to make the holidays special for her family over the years. With the last name of Frost she felt a special connection with snowmen and loved collecting them. Christmas was always a big deal at the Frost house. She looked forward to family gatherings and enjoying the holidays through the eyes of her children and grandchildren; Mallory Faye and Michael Christian. Grandchildren gave her new found joy and happiness. Nothing made her heart fonder then sharing a boat ride around the lake watching them water ski or tube. She wanted nothing more than the very best for them and enjoyed sharing in their many successes.
Never one to remain idle, Nancy enjoyed many special pastimes. She and Larry enjoyed traveling. Some of their favorite trips included an Alaskan tour as well as trips to Maine, Costa Rica, Cabo San Lucas, Punta Cana, and Captiva Island. Their favorite trip was a memorable Lake Superior road trip. Social by nature, she enjoyed summer walks with her lake friends, exercising at the YMCA and Curves, basket weaving, cooking/baking and collecting and sharing recipes. She was proud to have made both of her daughters their own special cookbooks loaded with favorite family recipes. Always content in nature, Nancy enjoyed all the birds and animals that frequented the many feeders in their yard as well as planting flowers in her rock garden.
Nancy lived her life to the fullest. She surrounded herself with people who shared her love of life and savored the many special moments with the family she loved. Gone too soon, she will be dearly missed by her special friends and loved ones. May they remember her warm spirit each time they are gathered together and may her loving memories be eternal.
Nancy Faye (Osmun) Frost of Mattawan, MI was called home peacefully September 11, 2020, surrounded by her family at the age of 75 in the comfort of her home. Nancy is survived by her husband, Larry Frost; daughters, Jacqueline (Richard) Kane; Sandra (Christian) Boe; two grandchildren, Mallory and Michael Boe; and brother, Jack (Deneen) Osmun. Nancy was born July 13, 1945 in Allegan, Michigan, the daughter of Frank C. and Beatrice I. (Clair) Osmun. Nancy’s wish was to have a home celebration of life instead of a visitation and funeral service. Nancy would want you to remember her alive and happy. In lieu of flowers and memorial contributions, the family suggests that Nancy would have liked nothing more than for you to take time to do an act of kindness for a friend or family member and think of her.