Nancy Marie Ghere, 85, of Chehalis, passed away May 15, 2022. She was born May 1, 1937 to Robert R. and Mary Alma Nix. Nancy had four siblings, Barbara, Ruth, Robert Jr. and John.
Nancy graduated from Chehalis High School in 1955 and went to the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. Nancy was active in many clubs, including serving as vice president of the Future Homemakers of America her senior year of high school. In May of 1957, she was a candidate for Lewis County Dairy Queen.
On Nov. 1, 1957, she married David P. Ghere in Chehalis, Washington and was married until 1981. Together, they had three children, David Jeffery Ghere, Brian Douglas Ghere and James Alan Ghere.
Nancy owned and operated a States-Item Newspaper Distribution Company for several years while the family lived in New Orleans in the mid 1970s. Nancy was also the president of the homeowners association in the community the Ghere family resided in while in New Orleans.
In 1983, she married Keith Fair, welcoming two step-children, Liesel Fair Loesch and Erich Fair.
Nancy was a successful real estate broker in the Bay Area of California for many years. Later in life, she moved back home to Washington state and invested in real estate in Centralia and Chehalis. She was an active member of the Lewis County Rental Owners Association.
Nancy was preceded in death by her sisters Ruth Nix and Barbara Nix; brother John Nix; husband Keith Fair; mother Alma Nix; father Robert Nix; and son David J. Ghere.
She is survived by her ex-husband David P. Ghere; her brother Robert R. Nix Jr.; sons Brian and James Ghere; two step-children Liesel Fair Loesch and Erich Fair; 13 grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to thank the staff at Stillwaters Colonial Residence in Centralia for taking such wonderful care of her and also thank the many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who often visited, called and supported her in her last years. Brian Ghere would like to say a special thank you to his brother, James, for moving back to Centralia, Washington, to help care for our mother the last several years.
There will be a celebration of life announced at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Sticklin Funeral Chapel.