Nancy Louise (Johnson) Bears, age 81, of Story, WY passed away on November 4th, 2018.  She was born north of Augusta, WI on April 24th, 1937, to Beulah and Wes Johnson. 

Nancy had a great appreciation for nature and for its orchestra tor, Jehovah God.  She enjoyed being out in His creation and was an avid hiker up until her death. With her love of animals, a canine companion usually accompanied her on these long walks.  She also raised and trained horses throughout her life.  She was very artistic and practiced photography as well as painting. She also enjoyed a good cup of coffee and anything sweet.

She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Angela (Ernie) Bunce and Jodi Newman.  She is also survived by her granddaughter, Jessica Kramer; sisters Joan Shilts and Susan (Lee) Luton, and many nieces, nephews and friends.  She also leaves behind Arky Bears, whom she married on October 5th, 1991 in Sheridan, WY.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Wesley Johnson and James Johnson.

A private service will be held.

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Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.

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