October 28, 1949 – September 23, 2021 Nancy Welch Mirman was born on October 28, 1949 to Kenneth and Dorothy Welch in Cleveland, Ohio. She died on September 23 of a breast cancer recurrence that first appeared in 2006. An ideal family life in the 1950s in the San Fernando Valley with loving family and close friends was followed by the full transformative life of the late 1960s as an English major at UCLA. After years of teaching piano lessons and part-time accounting, she turned her energy and focus on family, creating a deeply connected family unit. She married Alan Mirman in 1983 and was the proud mother of three wonderful sons, Aaron, Zack and Jesse. The past nearly 40 years went by far too quickly – filled with school, jazz band, soccer teams, travel (including many visits to the family’s favorite place – the North Shore of Kauai, where endless weeks were spent beach bathing, hiking, and playing). Nancy was a phenomenal and intuitive cook and her sons followed in her footsteps. Her love for the family was also expressed through her dedicated work as a hobby genealogist. This wonderful story and facts are easier to convey than the essence of Nancy’s mind and substance. A lifelong student of Spirituality and Consciousness; a voracious reader of these subjects, not to mention her love of historical and fantasy novels; Lovers of music; and a caring and empathetic soul with an enormous ability to empathize and convey wise and healthy perspectives. She leaves behind her grieving family husband, Alan, her sons, and their wives whom she loved as daughters – Aaron / Laura (and adorable two-year-old grandson Elliot), Zack / Marian, and Jesse / Lauren; Sister Carol and nephew Scott; Sister-in-law Leslie and her family; as well as good friends with decades of shared moments and great memories. A celebration of life will follow, where stories will be shared and toasts will be made, but the pain and grief that it was taken from us too soon will always be with us. She is missed so much.
Published by the Los Angeles Times September 26 to October 2, 2021.