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Nancy Ochoa

Nancy K. Ochoa

Monday, January 11th, 1954 - Friday, March 6th, 2020
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Nancy K. Ochoa, age 66, passed away Friday, March 6, 2020, at Select Specialty Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. She was born January 11, 1954, in Las Animas, Colorado, the daughter of JD Raymond and Victoria (Navarez) Mosby.

Nancy grew up in Las Animas, Colorado. She attended Seward County Community College and earned her Bachelor of Elementary Education Degree from Panhandle State University. She married Jimmie Ochoa on January 5, 1970, in Las Animas, Colorado. They have lived in Ulysses since December of 1970. Nancy taught grade school in Ulysses for 30 years, where Pat Traster was her teaching mentor. Nancy was a very strong lady, loved working in her yard, was a member of Alpha Beta Gamma Sorority, and collected purses. Nancy loved her kids and grandkids and wanted them to follow their passions in life. Nancy’s passion was to help others through the gift of organ and tissue donation.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Jimmie Ochoa of the home; sons, Jimmie Ochoa, Jr. and wife, Heather, of Newton, and JD Erik Ochoa of Ulysses; daughter Tamara L. DelaCruz of Garden City, Kansas; mother, Victoria Mosby of Las Animas, Colorado; brothers, Louis Fernandez of Fowler, Colorado, Thomas Fernandez and John Fernandez of Pier, South Dakota; five grandchildren, Britney Gomez, Jaiden Ochoa, Jerik Ochoa, Exodus Ochoa, and Mya DelaCruz; and three great-grandchildren, Adalyn, Zaidyn, and Zavier.

Nancy is preceded in death by her father; sister, Molly Sisneros; and brother, Raymond Mosby.

A celebration of her life will be Friday, March 13, 2020, at 10:00 AM at Celebration Baptist Church in Ulysses, Kansas, with Pastor Jon Becker officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Colorado. Memorial contributions may be given to the Nancy Ochoa Scholarship Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, Kansas 67880. Condolences may be posted at
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    Friday, March 13th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, March 13th, 2020 10:00am
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Daniela Coffman

Posted at 06:13pm
I am so incredibly sad to learn of Nancy's passing. Nancy was such an incredible, beautiful and wonderful woman!!! She was so caring and loving with a contagious laugh and fantastic sense of humor. She always thought of others' first and went the extra mile to ensure that her family was taken care of. Nancy, may you rest in heavenly peace and may the memories you left behind comfort everyone that loves you. I also pray that the Good Lord gives strength to her family during this incredibly difficult time. Nancy, you will be missed.

Kay Anderson

Posted at 03:03pm
Love and prayers for the family. Kay Anderson

Steve Ramirez

Posted at 04:26pm
We are saddened to learn of Nancy's passing. She was a very kind person, loving mother and wife. She will be missed.
Steve and Carla Ramirez
Lawrence, KS

Lana Smith Posted at 12:24am

Sending my condolences to Jim and the rest of the family. Always a good neighbor to my mother, Gale Walters. Lana Smith Manter, KS

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