Prolific Des Moines resident Nancy Warren passes away suddenly

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From our sister site The Waterland Blog:


Photo of a thoughtful Nancy Warren moderating one of our Candidate Forums by Micael Brunkf

Nancy Warren, a teacher at Highline College, Des Moines resident, musician and partner for Breeders Theater, volunteer for the Des Moines Arts Commission, loving wife to Dr. TM Sell, occasional Moderator of our candidate forums and much more – passed away suddenly on Friday, Dec. 5 from complications due to breast and lung cancer.

Nancy’s sudden passing was a tragic and painful punch to the gut of many in the community, as she was a very bright, personable, popular and intelligent woman with many friends.

A memorial service will be held this Sunday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Federal Way.

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4 Responses to “Prolific Des Moines resident Nancy Warren passes away suddenly”
  1. Eric says:

    Nancy was a bright light and wonderful person. I knew her from both Breeders Theater and Highline College.

    For Nancy the curtain never goes down, just the venue changes. Nancy, break a leg and god bless.

    “When beggars die, there are no comets seen;
    The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes[ses].”

    Julius Caesar (1599) – Act II, scene 2, line 30.

    Surely the heavens are a blaze.

    TM you are in our thoughts.

    • Bayu says:

      nancy : thank you for the inspiring moment during our visit in 2012 Indonesia Program.
      teaching is in your blood, thats what i say bout you

  2. Victor says:

    So shocked to hear this took college class

  3. Pamela M says:

    Nancy was one of my favorite instructors at Highline. I was also honored to work with her and the Breeders Theater family. She was a wonderful mentor to many, and I will always remember her with pride. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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