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Nancy Denison-Brown

March 8, 1944 — August 12, 2022

Nancy was an everyday delight for friends, neighbors and loved-ones. Her charm, thoughtfulness, the strength, the ease of things around her. So much. And she was beautiful too.

Nancy Denison Brown died peacefully on 12 August 22 at Swedish Hospital Neuro ICU Unit, Englewood, Colorado. She was with her husband Alan Brown, daughter Ashlee Rockers, and four dear friends.

Born in Dearborn, Michigan, 8 March 44, Nanc was the daughter of William and Helen Norwick, and sister to Dr Kenneth Norwick, a family with deep Lithuanian and Slovak roots. 1960’s Nanc graduated from the Univ of Michigan and joined VISTA in Washington, DC. Travels eventually led to the Rocky Mountain west, skiing, backpacking and a lively quality-of-life. She eventually settled in Denver, Colorado in 1971.

Nanc began to find her life-calling in Colorado, first through considerable self reflection, and then by reawakening childhood interests in fine art and horsemanship. After 2 years of Univ of Colo art studies and early printmaking, she opened her first art studio on upper Larimer Street. Her striking color sense, brushwork and compositions would document a passionate, personal point-of-view. Her gift was clear and for 20 years fine art dealers, exhibitions and exciting one-woman shows followed. Meanwhile, Nanc’s daily hikes with friends were led by big red-dogs.. beautiful, fun-loving Irish Setters, amazingly 50 years with Rudy, Ripley, Rex, Roy and currently Reddo.

Embracing a second early life-calling, Nanc took horse riding lessons, became an accomplished equestrian rider, and then the grateful owner of “Manny” and “Ivan” for 30 years. She so loved the female culture of English Saddle horse barns. One day a trail riding friend said “Nanc, you’d be a great Realtor, and you should come work with us. Clients will love you!” Soon after, Nanc began a successful 20 year professional real estate career. Again, she was a natural.

Nancy will be missed by step-daughters Lara Ballard (Rob), Ashlee Rockers (Chris), and grandchildren Caleb and Eli Ballard, and Amelia and Annemarie Rockers. She had a lifetime of love for her Michigan family, including nephews Curt Norwick (Cindy) and their children Curtis (Alexa expecting) and Page (Joel), and Ken Norwick (Lisa) and their children Blake and Claire.

We will remember Nancy’s laugh, her radiant smile. She brought a richness, whether gardening, cooking or traveling to favorite places like Hawaii or Italy. A Memorial event will be on 2 October 22, 6pm, at Eldorado Springs Art Center. Donations to Meals on Wheels would be appreciated. Nanc was “Miss Lah-De-Dah”! Her memory is vivid and everlasting for all.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 6pm at, Eldorado Springs Art Center, 8 Chesbro Way, Eldorado Springs, CO 80025.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Starts at 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

Eldorado Springs Art Center

, Eldorado Springs, CO 80025

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