Nancy Faye Cooper Calhoun was born on November 19, 1936 to A.R." Bub" Cooper and Velma Ford at St. Joseph’s hospital in Houston, TX. Nancy graduated from Lamar High School in 1955, and continued to invest her adult life into the education of her Spring Branch community. In August of 1957 she married John Calhoun, and the two of them rejoiced in the lives of their sons Clay and Clark Calhoun. John and Nancy loved wrangling those boys so much that they welcomed Jay Markunas into the mix a few years down the road.
Nancy was known for her love of the color purple, and everyone around her benefited from her love of singing. Nancy was a Soprano in the Rice Avenue Church of Christ quartet; even years later, she still remembered the songs she sang and shared a recording of those years with her grandchildren. Nancy loved her grandchildren enough to let them call her “Gammy;” nothing made her happier than some quality time, singing Boogie Woogie, and sleepovers with her grandkids.
Nancy, a native Houstonian, resided here for 82 years until her final day, June 19, 2019. She drifted into eternal rest to join her parents and son, Clay, with a smile on her face, leaving behind her a multitude of memories, dear friends who became family, and loved ones including: John Calhoun; Clark, Laura, Nicholas, Matthew, Julian Calhoun; Penny and Austin Calhoun, Miranda Burke; and Jay, Laura, Madison, and Samantha Markunas.