Nancy Sue Alexander 1954-2021

Nancy Sue (Balderston) Alexander was born February 18, 1954 to Bernard and Jean (Chrismer) Balderston. She passed into God’s hands on July 27, 2021 at the age of 67.
Nancy was born in Yuma, Colorado and lived there until she left for college. Her family lived 12 miles north of Yuma and she attended Red Willow School through 2nd grade before her family moved in town, Yuma. She attended Yuma public schools and graduated in 1972. She then attended Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. She went on to earn her Master’s degree in Mathematics at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York.
Nancy took a geophysicist position with Phillips Petroleum, beginning a distinguished career in petroleum exploration. It was at this job where she met another Philips Petroleum explorer, Ernest (Rick) Alexander, in of all places, Las Vegas, Nevada. Nancy and Rick married in 1983, were wed for 38 joyful years and were thankfully blessed with three children from their marriage.
Nancy was active in Presbyterian churches in Yuma, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Denver, Colorado, Midland, and Mckinney, TX. She was also active in the Boys Scouts of America organization and was the proud mother of three Eagle scouts. She was very active at Trinity Presbyterian Church, McKinney where she was the lead quilt designer for the church bizarre charity event.
Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Jean Balderston, her brother David Balderston, mother-in-law Ruth Alexander, father-in-law, Ernest L. Alexander and brother-in-laws Rick Losano and Ron Gately.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Rick, son Samuel and wife Elizabeth Alexander, son Benjamin and wife Ashley Alexander, son Mark Alexander and fiancé Chelsea Vereen, and granddaughter Aubrey Alexander. Also surviving, sister Barbara and husband Dan Fix, sister Beverly and husband Ron Gisi, sister-in-law Susan Balderston, and aunt Carmen Chrismer. Survivors also include many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
Nancy’s most remarkable talent was making/keeping good friends along her journey through life. Though she lived in eight different locations she kept in touch with many of her friends and relatives from childhood through her untimely passing.
Nancy’s faith was so very strong and she trusted in God’s plan for her. She was well loved and will be missed by many.
Rick and sons will be taking Nancy back home to Yuma. A visitation will be held at Baucke Funeral home, Yuma, Colorado on Friday, October 8 at 6:30 pm. A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Yuma, Colorado on Saturday, October 9 at 11 am, followed by a graveside dedication at the Yuma Cemetery.
En lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in Nancy’s honor to the Colorado School of Mines Foundation to fund student scholarships: 1812 Illinois St, Golden, Colorado 80401.