2014-07-10 / Obituaries

Nancy Wieland

Nancy Wieland passed away on June 22, 2014 at the age of 87.

Nancy was born on Dec. 11,1926 to Thomasine and Lloyd Emerson in Los Angeles, where she and her sister Marion, spent their childhood. Nancy attended UC Berkeley, and met her husband Bill Mooney there. Nancy and Bill continued their educations at the University of Washington and the University of Michigan before returning to California to live in Berkeley, where they raised three children.

Nancy is survived by her daughters Sue Carter of Mariposa and Katie Krilanovich of Lummi Island, Wash. She was preceded in death by her son Michael and her husband Bill. Nancy later married Bob Wieland and welcomed into her family his children, Marcy Wieland of Santa Cruz, Jeff Wieland of San Francisco, and Lee Buckley of Waldport, Ore.

Nancy was a longtime resident of Santa Cruz, and then moved to Mariposa to live near her daughter.

She was an inquisitive life-long learner. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Physiology degree, a Master’s in Educational Psychology degree, as well as standard and secondary teaching credentials, a school psychologist credential and a pupil personnel services credential. Most of these were achieved during the time that she was also raising three children.

Nancy held various positions in education, primarily as a school psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. One of her favorite jobs was teaching reading to students for whom learning to read was a challenge.

Nancy spent many summers backpacking in the Sierra Nevada with her first husband, Bill. She later continued adventuring with her second husband, Bob, as a passenger in his Cessna airplane. Nancy was an avid reader and a fierce Scrabble player. She also supported human rights and promoted world peace.

She loved taking long walks, especially when someone agreed to accompany her. Nancy also tended her beautiful garden with pride, and her 15 grandchildren fondly remember the fragrant sweet peas and delicious raspberries.

At Nancy's request, no services are planned. Her family encourages those who knew Nancy to practice random acts of kindness in her memory.

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