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Nanette was born in Fort Worth on May 19, 1951. She was the youngest daughter of Margaret and Burney Jerden. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Joseph Frank Lalumia, her son, Joseph Allen Lalumia, her daughter, Laura Lee Nofziger, and her older sister, Yolanda "Sissy" Teegerstrom. She grew up in Fort Worth and graduated from Castleberry High School. She met Joe during her first year of college at North Texas State University, and they married on May 7, 1970. In August of 1972, Nan gave birth to her son, Allen. In January of 1977, she welcomed her daughter, Laura.

Nan was a talented artist who experimented with many mediums during her life. During high school, she favored pencils and oil paints. She later worked with ceramics, cross-stitch and stained glass. Her paintings and stained-glass art decorate the family home. Nan and Joe lived in four states during their marriage including Texas, Colorado, Georgia and California. They explored Europe and the Caribbean together, and Nanette often said that Austria was her favorite country to visit.

She was devoted to her two children who were both competitive swimmers growing up, which meant hundreds of early mornings and dozens of three-day swim meets. Nan was at every practice and every meet, cheering on her children. She was their biggest fan. Nanette also loved classic rock music. Her favorites included Bruce Springsteen and Pink Floyd. Laura remembers attending several concerts with her mother, including Huey Lewis and the News, Plant and Page, and Bruce Springsteen. Nan had the greatest LP collection and often served as DJ at high school and middle school dances at their local parish.

Her son, Allen, attended Texas A&M University and now lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her daughter graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and now lives in Redmond, Oregon. Laura has been married to Ryan Nofziger since July 2000. Nan has four grandchildren, Kylie Nofziger (12), Olen Nofziger (10), Leon Nofziger (7) and Hunter Nofziger (5). Her son-in-law is a C-17A Instructor Pilot and Major in the Alaska Air National Guard. Laura is an engineering manager in the energy industry.

Nanette was robbed of her mind by early onset Alzheimer's at a very young age. Her final words, spoken about 18 months ago, were "You're so pretty. I love you." Nanette would tell everyone whom she met these six sweet words. It is a tribute to the beauty of her soul that these would be her final utterances. Her conversation, companionship and artistry have been sorely missed for the past decade. Her family is thankful that she is freed of this earthly prison. Now amongst the choirs of heaven, she is beautifully restored rocking out to the Boss and painting a masterpiece.