Blen Nance Obituary

Blen D Nance
Blen D Nance

December 7, 1933 - September 8, 2017
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah
Resided in Brigham City, Utah
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Blen Nance

Brigham City, UT - Blen D. Nance passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017. He was born December 7, 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Lorraine Duncan and Wendell M. Nance. He grew up in Kaysville, Utah and lived his adult life in Salt Lake City, Utah, Canoga Park, California and Brigham City, Utah. Blen graduated from Davis High School, earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah, and an MA in Engineering Administration from Utah State University. He worked as a design engineer at Rocketdyne and then as Program Manager for Thiokol, Corp. until his retirement in 1992.
Blen was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was a member of the BSA and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He served in fraternal organizations including the BPOE and FOE and belonged to the Brigham City Country Club. He loved fishing, hunting, skiing, camping, golfing and gardening. An avid traveler, Blen visited all 50 states and every continent.
He married Cherry Bishop on September 10, 1951. They later divorced. Blen married Virginia Lynne Amundsen Richman on December 9, 1972. He is survived by his brother, Paul (Dorothy) Nance, his sister, Ann (Donald) Davis and four children: DeLonie (Robert) Call, North Ogden; Mel (Karen) Nance, Kaysville; Wendy (Joseph) Morgan, Cottonwood Heights; Kelly Nance, West Valley City. He has four step-children: Jeff Richman; Sydney (Alan) Andersen; Cassee Harper; and Todd Richman. He has 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; four step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lynne; his parents; and 3 grandchildren.
Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Brigham City Cemetery, 325 S. 300 E., Brigham City, UT.




Brigham City Cemetery
325 South 300 East
Brigham City, Utah 84302
September 15, 2017
2:00 PM