OBITUARY: Nancy May Tompkinson
of Coleville, California passed away peacefully on June 27, 2012, surrounded by her family and her beloved dog Rascal. Nancy was born in Alameda, California on September 23, 1937 to Leslie and Elsie Davies. She spent her childhood and early adult life in Alameda and worked from a young age at Sandia Corp., Westinghouse, and Amador High School. She married the love of her life, Leslie Tompkinson, on May 11, 1957 and the couple have one daughter, Cindy. They established their home in South Lake Tahoe in 1968, and Nancy worked at South Tahoe High School until her retirement. She was active in the California School Employees Association and a member of the El Dorado County Personnel Commission. After Nancy and Les retired they moved to Coleville. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Coleville, the Antelope Valley Friends of the Library, the Valley Friendship Circle, the Antelope Valley Book Club, and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed her friends, her family, her dog, traveling, and playing games. Nancy was preceded in death by her mother and father, sister Sylvia Gottshall, brother-in-law Ron Gottshall, and her cousin Beverly Ellington. She is survived by her husband Leslie Tompkinson, daughter Cindy Massengale (Mike), grandchildren Michael and Katie Massengale, great grandson Aidan Cain-Massengale, sister Sheila Quandt (John), nieces Rebekah Jimenez (Hector) and Rachel Landes (Joel), nephew Chris Gottshall (Mercy), and several great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
Friends and family are invited to join in a celebration of Nancy’s life on
July 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm, at the United Methodist Church
on Hwy 395 in Coleville.