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OBITUARY: Nancy Blachly

Nancy Blachly was born 6-8-1952 in Kansas City, Mo to Aleta and Joseph Blachly. She was 58. Nancy played the clarinet in the high school band. She also loved to play the guitar. One of her favorite activities in high school and college was synchronized swimming.

Ms. Blachly attended the University of Oshkosh, Wisc. She graduated in 1974 magna cum laude with a pre-med focus in human anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology. She had a minor in archaeology. She taught High School and taught at Lake Tahoe Community College.

Ms. Blachly married Tim Egan in 1976 and they lived in Taos, NM before moving to the Carson Valley. Nancy and Tim had a son Patrick Egan born May 5, 1978.



Ms. Blachly died Jan. 12th, 2011 from injuries she sustained two days earlier while skiing at Heavenly. She was kept on life support so her organs could be donated. Some very lucky people were blessed because of Nancy,

Nancy loved Lake Tahoe so much. Her summer mornings were filled with runs in the meadow behind her house and swims in Fallen Leaf Lake. Every weekday in the winter found her skiing the “face” or Motts Canyon at Heavenly. She loved that mountain dearly.



Ms. Blachly owned the massage business “An Assoc. of Massage Therapists” and was a leader and advocate for the massage community. In the 1980’s Ms. Blachly was issued the first massage license by the City of South Lake Tahoe. Her first business was located at the Y in the Raley’s center called “The Wave Makers”. Presently Ms. Blachly’s business was based at Embassy Suites, Stateline where memorial services were held on Jan. 16, 2011.

Ms. Blachly cared deeply about people around her, the planet, and life itself. Her caring work and massage business took her in many directions. She spent many hours on the computer studying and co-creating acoustic sound therapy and many other healing modalities. She will be greatly missed for her skill and knowledge.

Ms. Blachly is preceded in death by her father Joseph and son Patrick Egan. Nancy is survived by her mother Aleta, brothers David and Dennis and sister Boni. Nancy’s wishes would be for donations to Women’s causes of your choice in Nancy’s name.


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