Nancy Drew passed peacefully from this world under the beauty of the Hunter’s Moon, Oct. 19, 2013, with her loving family by her side.
Nancy was born Feb. 23, 1921, in Dedham, Mass., the third child of Dr. Frederick and Marion Drew. She graduated from Smith College in 1942 with a degree in sociology. She moved to Greenwich Village, where she worked in the Brooklyn shipyards, helping to build and launch the USS Missouri. She went on to volunteer with the Red Cross in Europe, comforting the troops and cherishing many memories.
Nancy met Ben Muzzey after the war while skiing in Franconia, N.H. They married and ventured cross-country, settling in Seattle, where they raised four children, Ben, Peter, Ann and Susan. The family was one of the original founders of the Billiken Ski Club at Crystal Mountain, where Nancy made many lifelong friendships.
Nancy later split her time between running her much-loved Sunshine Café and enjoying her grandchildren, Benji and Mark. In 1997, she moved to Hailey, Idaho, to be near her daughters and grandchildren, Isobel, Kenza and Henry. Nancy enjoyed precious friendships and adopted her constant furry companion, Buttons, in her new Idaho home.
Nancy will be remembered for her smile and good will toward all, and will be missed by her friends and family, including five great-grandchildren. Visits with an animal shelter dog or kitty can be made in Nancy’s honor.
Before you go, let me tell you what I know …
You stand at the edge, at a crossroads
Where the gates will open, and onward you will tread …
Before you go, let me tell you what I know
I know of all your love, and the warmth you cherished
I know of your delight
I know of your joys and sorrows for those who perished …
And now I see, you are but a part of me.
—For Mimi, by IP