Nancy Creighton Bruss
Nancy Creighton Bruss, a resident of Davis for 28 years, died at Sutter Davis Hospital on Oct. 8, 2003, after a 10-month battle with brain cancer. She was 56.
She was born in 1947 in Denver to Irving and Loma Creighton. She grew up in Colorado and Montana and matriculated at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. In 1969, while studying at Fort Collins, she met her future husband, Michael.
She graduated with a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, and moved to Davis with Michael so he could complete his Ph.D.
The couple lived in Austria briefly, then Florida, then Idaho. Eventually they and their two sons settled back in Davis. Nancy focused her life on her family -- she was a Cub Scout mother, and was active in the Davis public school system.
Her other strong interests were art and horses. She was an accomplished oil painter, and her paintings won several awards at the Yolo County Fair. Nancy and Michael built a small horse ranch west of Davis in 1999.
In 1986, she joined the University Extension as a field representative and grew her career from this part-time job into the position of associate director of information technology. During her tenure at the Extension, the information technology department prospered. She was highly respected by her colleagues, and was responsible for the creation of many successful programs and classes.
A memorial service will be conducted at Davis Community Church on Thursday at 2 p.m. An open invitation is extended to all who wish to attend.
In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to the National Brain Tumor Foundation, 414 14th St., Oakland, CA 94612. Donations may be made by telephone at (800) 934-CURE, or by visiting www.braintumor.org
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Michael Bruss; her sons Justin and Jeffrey Bruss; her parents Loma and Irving Creighton; and her brother Jim Creighton.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, October 11, 2003, (Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, <http://www.davisenterprise.com/>
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