Nancy Marie McDonald, aged 55, passed away on June 30th, 2020 at her home in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. She is survived by her husband, Gordon, and daughters, Corrin and Haley, brothers Robert and David Jaeckel, sister Cathy Melvyn. Preceded in death by her parents Robert and Nancy Jaeckel.
Nancy was born on March 23rd, 1965, in Taipei, Taiwan. She graduated Mercy High School in Omaha, Nebraska and spent the last three decades in Florida. She met her husband Gordon, a software consultant, in 1992 and they were married three years later. Nancy and Gordon were lifelong best friends.
She was an avid reader and a superfan of Stephen King and Joe Hill. She spent years as a floral designer in Daytona Beach. This blossomed into a lifelong love of plants and her butterfly gardens. Nancy was also a music lover, especially of Petty, Def Leppard, and The Stones. She had a deep-rooted interest in rescuing animals. The last several years she spent caring for her family, dogs, and 3-acre property in New Smyrna Beach.
Nancy was an irreplaceable force in the lives of those she met. She was happy, intelligent, beautiful, and will be greatly missed by those who knew her.
Services will be private.
Donations may be sent to the Humane Society