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Nancy Sue Barrett

February 10, 1939 — August 13, 2020

Nancy Sue Barrett, 81, passed away on August 13, 2020 at Cedar Hill Healthcare in Lampasas. Memorial Service: Due to present circumstances with the coronavirus, there will be a private service held for her children at the Presbyterian Church of Lake Travis in Austin on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Nancy will be scheduled for a future date when it is safe for her family and friends to be together. The celebration will be held in Shallowater, Texas. Nancy was born on February 10, 1939 in Lubbock, Texas to Bennett Lee and Margaret Oleta (Price) Altman. She grew up in Lubbock, Texas and graduated from Frenship High School in Wolfforth, Texas in 1957. After high school she attended business school in Lubbock for bookkeeping and later completed her education in Columbus, Ohio to become a CPA. She worked for Moritz, McClure and Palmer, a law firm in Columbus until moving to Scottsdale, Arizona where she worked at GMAC in Phoenix until retiring. Nancy married Ted Barrett in 1971 in Dallas, Texas and they were happily married for 27 years. Nancy and Ted were members of DSCC, SCCA and co-founded INSCC in Columbus, Ohio. They competed in Auto Cross and Road Rallies. Nancy won many events, including the Governor's Cup in Auto Cross in Ohio. After moving to Surprise, Arizona, Nancy was a dog breeder and raised poodles for many years. She loved animals and had a variety of pets. She took sewing classes and began to design her own clothes, specializing in vests with her own decorative designs under her own label. She later taught sewing classes. Nancy and Ted had many interests and hobbies. They loved music, reading, camping, hiking and rock hunting. Together they also built many additions to their home and property. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Barrett; parents, Ben and Margaret Altman and granddaughter, Kristin Ramos. Survivors: Son, Scott Danger of Houston, Texas; daughters, Tammera Flewharty and Lesa Danger of Austin, Texas, Toni Cunningham of Spicewood, Texas; brothers, Billy Altman of Lubbock, Texas, Johnny Altman of Corpus Christi, Texas; sisters, Ann Randolph of Shallowater, Texas, Wanda Cox of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Neal Ramos, Shana and Ashley Hallman, Brandon and Meghan Danger, Tim O'Reilly, Brynn Tally, Christian Christaldi, Carmen Jenkins, Kirsten and RJ Cunningham; 20 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other family members. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the ASPCA or to the Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park, Arizona. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Cedar Hill Healthcare, Presbyterian Church of Lake Travis and Sneed Funeral Chapel. "Since the day I was born my Mother's hands were there, they were there to hold me close and comfort me, they were there to change my clothes and feed me. And as I grew, they were there to pick me up when I fell to clean my cuts and scrapes, they were there to cook and clean, always to busy taking care of me. Now that I am grown, I look at my Mother's hands and remember all that they have done for me and know how much love they had for me." Thank you, Mom, for all that you did for us and most of all for the love you gave us. We love you so very much and will miss you always.
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