Nancy Karen Heitzman
Nancy Karen Heitzman
  • March 25, 1937 - December 23, 2017
  • Carmel Valley, California

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Nancy Karen Heitzman
March 25, 1937 ~ December 23, 2017
Carmel Valley

Nancy K. Heitzman, a native of Chicago, has lived locally for the past fifty years, most recently with her daughter and grandson. After receiving her RN degree from the Julia F. Burnham School of Nursing in Illinois, she began her forty-five year nursing career. Nancy worked at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara then as Director of Nurses at Beverly Manor in Monterey and Katherine Care Center in Salinas. She retired as charge nurse at Carmel Valley Manor.

Nancy served as an ombudsman for Monterey County. She bred Doberman Pinschers and traveled to dog shows all over the world including Japan, Brazil and New Zealand as a judge of her favorite breed. Nancy was a longtime member of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America and the Del Monte Kennel Club. She particularly enjoyed vacations spent at Lake Tahoe.

Nancy is survived by her children, Jeff Hogans of Salinas and Sharon Simpson of Carmel Valley. She was especially devoted to her grandchildren, Christina Luciano, Jordan Simpson and Ryan Hogans and her great-granddaughter, Vanessa. She is also survived by her nephews, David and John, many extended family members in Illinois and her step-children, Jeri and Aaron. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Heitzman; her parents, Helen and Dick Kamerer; her siblings, Richard, Anne and Karen and her nephew, Freddie.

Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Doberman Pinscher Club of America. To sign Nancy's guest book and leave messages for her family, please visit