Nancy Elizabeth Bohart Combs
March 1, 1956 – September 1, 2017
Nancy Bohart Combs, of San Clemente, passed away to a better place on September 1st in her sleep, at home, with her husband, David, by her side.
Nancy was born in West Virginia to Bud & Jinny Bohart, the fourth of four daughters (Judy, Cathy & Becky), but spent most of her young life, from age 6 to 22, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Nancy & David (N&D) were an inseparable couple, married for over 39 years, and had known each other for over 45 years .. as high school classmates, and then as college sweethearts. Soon after graduating from Miami University in Oxford, OH, they moved to Southern California in 1978 (to escape the snow & cold of the Midwest.)
She was a Julliard-level classical pianist at a very young age (learning at the knee of her Grammy Bohart) and kept up her skills well into her 40s. Nancy also had perfect pitch and the voice of an angel (growing up in a very musical family), and could harmonize and blend with anyone, in any musical style, including with Dave, who was an amateur acoustic folk guitarist. They performed together occasionally during college, and often for family & friends, and spent many days together just playing & singing for themselves .. even composing a few songs of their own.
Nancy was also bilingual (fluently), having earned B.A. degrees in Spanish & Linguistics at Miami, and even earlier, having attended college-level classes in Puebla, Mexico one summer, as a high school Junior. Nancy started work in California in banking, and then property management, before pursuing graphic arts, her true calling, where she excelled for over 15 years. And during this time, she pursued another avocation – cooking, and became quite the culinary expert.
Nancy is survived by her life-long love and best friend for life, David, her three sisters, Judy Karges, Cathy Diggle, and Becky Craft .. and a large group of nieces & nephews on both sides of their family.
Donations in her memory may be made to a charity or cause near and dear to your own heart. And please leave some thoughts and memories on this site for David and the family.