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Nancy Millard Henry

January 11, 1930 — March 27, 2024

Newtown Square, PA

Nancy Millard Henry died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 94 at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square surrounded by loved ones. She is pre-deceased by her husband Edwin “Bud” Henry and survived by her three children, Liz Helker, Bob Hompe, and Bill (Lisa) Hompe.  Also surviving Nancy are her 3 step children, Nancy (Glen) Hale, Suzy (John) Dargay, and Sally (Ken) Garber along with 9 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, and 8 step great grandchildren.

Born January 11,1930 in Shaker Heights, OH to parents Jeanette (Luce) and Ralph Millard.  Nancy graduated from Shaker Heights High School and attended Wellesley College earning a bachelor’s degree in economics – one of the first women to graduate Wellesley with that degree. After graduation, she returned to Cleveland to work in finance including at GE Lighting.  After marriage, Nancy lived in Scarsdale, NY and Pennington, NJ before settling in Philadelphia in 1960 where she raised her children. She worked for many years as the bookkeeper and controller at House of Travel in Haverford, PA.  In 1978, she and her co-workers left House of Travel to form their own company, Travel Answers, in Bryn Mawr, PA.  Nancy was co-owner and controller at Travel Answers until her retirement in 1999. 

In their retirement, Nancy and her husband Bud both loved spending time with their families and friends at their house in Rosemont - highlighted by their annual Christmas Eve open house - and at their beach house in Avalon.

Nancy was active in a number of local organizations including being a lifelong sustaining member of the Junior League of Philadelphia, the JLP Garden Club, and a member of the Merion Cricket Club.  Nancy volunteered at St David’s Episcopal Church in Wayne as well as at the Southeastern Veterans Center in Spring City, PA. 

One of Nancy’s great joys was her grandchildren. Known by many nicknames including Nanny and Gaga, Nancy and Bud (Poppy) loved spending as much time as possible with their 13 grandkids. Whether it was vacationing in Avalon, babysitting, attending a school function, or hosting the grandkids for sleepovers, she was a huge presence in their lives.

We will always remember Nancy as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.  Her piercing, loving blue eyes and sharp wit will always be with us.  Rest in Peace Gaga!

There will be a private gathering celebrating her life at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. David’s Episcopal Church in Wayne, PA 


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