Nancy Jeanne Reed Holm passed away peacefully in her bed, in the presence of her loving husband of 53 years, daughter and son-in-law after a long-fought battle with cancer on the evening of Oct. 14, 2023.
Nancy was born in Greybull, Wyoming on Aug. 23, 1949, to George and Hellen Reed. She was the second of five children. At the age of 5, she and her family moved to Cody, Wyoming where she attended grade school, junior high and eventually graduated from Cody High School.
Nancy was many things to many people, but the role she held closest to her heart was mother to her daughters Sydney and Jessica whom she parented alongside her husband, Glen Holm, in Powell, Wyoming.
Nancy was active in her church and her community. In high school she was active in Job’s Daughters, the high school band and the high school gymnastics program. In Job’s Daughters, she became Honored Queen, and her sister Charlotte officiated in her installation ceremony. Nancy also attended Girls State in 1966.
In the fall of 1967, following her high school graduation, she studied at the University of Wyoming in Laramie for the 1967-1968 school year. She then returned to Cody and attended Northwest College in 1969. It was the summer of 1969 that Nancy was introduced to Glen on a blind date. The future was set in motion and by March of 1970, they were husband and wife. Nancy and Glen moved to Laramie, where Glen was going to school. She worked at a bank near the university and later went to work for the City of Laramie, in their accounting department.
After school, Glen became a commercial representative for Mountain Bell in Laramie. Then the breakup of the Mountain Bell system changed their plans. Nancy and Glen moved back to Cody in 1975, and for the next 37 years were partners and co-owners of two different businesses, a Sears Catalogue Store in Cody and the True Value Hardware Store in Powell. During this time, Nancy attended Northwest College business and accounting classes in effort to sharpen her skills in finance and technology, needed to keep pace in the business world.
Early on in their marriage, Nancy was introduced into the world of P.E.O. by her mother-in-law, Eidith Holm. She was a member of Chapter D in Cody from February of 1981 to October of 1982 when she transferred to Chapter P in Powell. She was a member of Chapter P until December of 2000, when she demitted to Chapter BF, also in Powell. As the years passed, Nancy chose to become more involved in P.E.O. She started up through the chairs, at state level, and eventually became Wyoming State President in 2011. Family aside, there was no other pursuit that satisfied her more than her P.E.O. sisterhood. Sisters in P.E.O., aside from their mission to help women help themselves through the funding for women’s education, became a family to one another. Nancy loved her P.E.O. sisters, and their collective efforts, and thrived in that relationship.
Nancy served on the Northwest College Alumni Board, beginning in 2007. Over the years Glen and Nancy enjoyed several wonderful trips to Europe and the Mediterranean, organized through Northwest College. Nancy will be missed by family and friends but her pursuit of “Doing it Right” will live on.
She is survived by her daughters, Sydney Weitz and Jessica Morris, as well as her son-in-law Roger Weitz whom she loved as a son.
Aside from her children, Nancy is survived by her husband Glen and her four siblings Charlotte (Charlie) Wright, Ben Reed, Sharon Smith, and Ron Reed.
Services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, at the First United Methodist Church in Powell. In lieu of flowers and in honor of Nancy, the family asks that any charitable donations be sent to the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, a need-based grant program providing financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted. Checks can be written out to P.EO. Chapter BF and mailed to 1003 Lodgepole Court, Powell, WY 82435.