McInnis, Nancy

September 1, 1952 - December 20, 2013

Nancy McInnis of Arlington, Texas died on December 20, 2013 under hospice care in Irving, Texas after a brief illness.

Nancy Lynn McEwen was born in Detroit on September 1, 1952. Her parents, William G. McEwen and Ruby (Whaley) McEwen predeceased her.

Nancy graduated from Douglas MacArthur High School in Saginaw, Michigan and received her teaching degree from Western Michigan University.

She moved to Texas in 1984 and began teaching kindergarten at Bonham Elementary School in Grand Prairie, Texas the following year. Among her honors was teacher of the year award for the 1996-1997 school year from Grand Prairie ISD.

Nancy enjoyed sailing on Lake Ray Roberts in her boat William George. She also studied ancient Egypt and visited the country many times.

She leaves behind her sister, Janet McEwen (Albuquerque), brother, William McEwen (Carrollton, Texas), sister, Patty Rowe (Saginaw, Michigan), three nieces, one nephew, countless friends, and her Maltese dog, Circe.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider a donation to Friend of Arlington Animal Services (FAAS), c/o Rene Rosser, 1724 Montclair Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76013-1906. Online donations may be sent via Paypal to [email protected]create new email

A memorial service will be held in spring 2014.

Please send the family condolences and sign the guest book on this site.

Arrangements are under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home

1820 N Belt Line Road

Irving, Texas 75061


15 replies on “McInnis, Nancy”

Dottie Johnson says:

My sincerely sympathy to you all. Nancy and I belonged to FAAS together and shared a lot of interests in animals. I was so sorry to hear about her health and we will miss her a bunch at FAAS and even walking in the neighborhood with Cerci.

Connie Ott Cooper says:

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Remember all the good times, it is what keeps you going when the going gets rough. Love and Hugs, Connie

Jamie Hews says:

My thoughts and prayers are with Nancy’s family… I did her hair for the last ten years and have had many wonderful times with her, I will miss her so much!

Barbara DeGrande says:

Nancy and I volunteered together at the Arlington Animal Shelter. She was always warm, kind, and hard working and never failed to thank people for coming in. I quickly grew very fond of her and am so sorry that she has gone so soon. My best wishes to her family.

Cindy Moreno says:

I’m was Ms. McInnis kindergarten class of ’86 @ Bonham . She was hired on during the school year and I was moved into her class ( I gave a great memory to remember that clearly ) and after all these years I stayed in contacted with her not as often as I would’ve liked but after all these years from 5yrs old to now 34yr Ms. McInnis was obviously my favorite teacher ( she’s the only one I’ve ever stayed in contact with ) she definitely left a footprint in my heart and I haven’t and will never forget you Mc.Innis !!

Patti Herring says:

I enjoyed teaching with Nancy at Bonham Elementary. She was always enthusiastic and ready to go. She touched so many children’s lives in such a positive way. She will be greatly missed. I am so sorry for your loss.

Steve Panza says:

I knew Nancy through FAAS. What a funny lady, I always looked forward to seeing her at the meetings and talking to her. She loved the animals, and she is now their angel.

Rest in peace Nancy, I will miss you.

Debbie McClendon says:

I had the pleasure of volunteering with Nancy in FAAS and at Arlington Animal Shelter. She had a smile that lit up the room and was one of the kindest ladies I have ever known. I am honored to have known such a wonderful and kind soul. My condolences to Nancy’s family and friends. She will be missed.

Denny & Mary Ann Ernest says:

Expressing deepest sympathies to the family. She held a special place in our hearts.

Kelli Eaves says:

I will so miss Nancy’s beautiful smile that lit up the whole room. We volunteered together with the FAAS (Friends of Arlington Animal Services) and her enthusiasm and positive spirit were contagious. She was compassionate to everyone from her friends to all creatures and we all loved her. Condolences to her family. It was too soon.

Kelli Eaves says:

My condolences and prayers for Nancy’s family. I knew her through FAAS (Friends of Arlington Animal Services). Whether she was at FAAS or volunteering at the Animal Shelter, her positive attitude was amazing. Her beautiful smile lit up the whole room and her compassion for her friends and all creatures was inspiring. We will so miss her and all she has brought to our group. RIP Nancy.

Nancy Ryan says:

Nancy and I began teaching at Bonham the same year along with Kim Larson & Judy Erwin. She and Kim were always together and always made us laugh. Although I haven’t seen her much since she left Bonham, but still considered her a good friend. Rest in peace friend.
Nancy Ryan

Laura Owens Lee says:

Oh my god my best friend is gone. You were the only one who stuck with me through thick and thin and vice versa! I will miss you so much Nancy! And I will always love you my friend!!!

Donna Austin says:

Nancy will be deeply missed by all she came in contact with, she was one of my favorite yoga students, her energy will be missed

Julie Cupp Reisig says:

Janet, Bill & Patty,
I just learned of Nancy’s passing and am so sorry. We were best friends in high school and I have thought about her a lot in all these years. My deepest condolences to you all. I was surprised to see her last name McInnis which is my grandparents name, same spelling. Was she married in saginaw? I would love to know a little about her life after high school.

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