Nancy Jane MacNaughton was born on July 19, 1945 in Boston, Massachusetts to Donald C. MacNaughton, a real estate businessman and Ethel Germain, a homemaker. She was raised in the historic Beacon Hill section of Boston and attended Boston public elementary school and high school at St. Ann’s School in Arlington, Massachusetts.
She trained and practiced nursing in Boston early in her career, and subsequently resided in New York city and then Chicago where she worked in the travel industry. She enjoyed opportunities for travel to Europe and other international destinations during this period.
She settled in Mill Valley, California in the early seventies where she resided for the remainder of her life. She trained as a hair stylist starting at Organic Hair Care and for many years at the 13 Bernard Street salon in downtown Mill Valley. She loved serving her clients and many became life-long customers and friends. The salon was much more than a workplace; it was a treasured community where along with her co-stylists and dear friends who owned and managed the salon, Nancy sought to use her creative talents to make everyone feel welcome and to assure they left the salon feeling well cared for and part of the 13 Bernard Street family.
Nancy was an avid gardener and poured a love of plant life into her flourishing flowers. She practiced a wide range of arts and crafts activities including jewelry-making, crocheting, knitting, painting and other creative endeavors. She leaves her beloved friends in Mill Valley as well as several cousins in Massachusetts and Maine where she loved to visit. Her gentle nature, her sweet and endearing laugh, her fun-loving spirit and enduring kindness will be sorely missed by her many friends and family members.
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