A mass will be held at noon on Monday, January 4, 2016 at St. Michael Parish in Olympia with a reception immediately following in the Gathering Space.
Nancie will be laid to rest at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Tumwater, Washington.
Nancie Payne, 63, of Tumwater, Washington, died December 27, 2015 after a six-year battle with cancer.
She was born on August 29, 1952 in Salem, Oregon, and adopted by DeWayne and Florence Peterson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Richard Payne; her parents and her adoptive brother, John. Nancie is survived by her daughter, Angela, and her son Issak , of Tumwater; and her son Chris, his wife Jennifer and their two children, Ashleigh and Caden, all of Haymarket, Virginia.
Nancie completed her undergraduate degree at Evergreen State College. She then went on to earn her Master of Science in Organizational Development and Human Resource Management from Chapman College and obtained her Doctorate in Education/Postsecondary Adult Learning from Capella University. Nancie was very proud of her educational accomplishments as she struggled with learning over her lifetime.
Nancie started her career at the Urban League in Tacoma moving to Community Action Council in 1980. In 1988, she opened Payne & Associates, a business dedicated to supporting positive learning environments for adults with non-apparent disabilities. As a nationally recognized consultant and trainer, Nancie dedicated her life’s work to maximizing the potential of others. Her affiliations include President, Board of Directors, Learning Disabilities Association of America; active member of Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Consortium (CASAS); and member of the Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE). Nancie was also very involved with organizations in her community, including serving as a board member for the Economic Development Council and the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council.
Nancie was a dedicated member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Olympia, where she was involved with the choir as a member and a cantor for over 25 years. Music had a special place in Nancie’s heart and she immensely enjoyed being a part of the St. Michael’s family.
In lieu of flowers, Nancie requested that donations be made to the Learning Disabilities Association of America or St. Michel Catholic Church Shoulder to Shoulder program.
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