Nancy Ellen Hoff February 12, 1945 - February 1, 2023


Last updated 2/7/2023 at Noon

Nancy Ellen Hoff, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many, passed away on February 1, in her home in Sisters.

Nancy was born on February 12, 1945, in McMinnville, Oregon, and was the only daughter of Bert and Frances Crossgrove. She grew up on a farm in the McMinnville area and after graduating from McMinnville High School, she pursued a nursing degree at the University of Oregon.

While completing her nursing degree in Portland, Oregon, she met her future husband, Marvin Hoff, and they were married on August 26, 1967. They were married for 56+ years and Marvin was by her side in her final days in Sisters. Her close family included her two sons, Jason and Chris, their wives, Kirstin and Karen, and three grandchildren, Karina, Cooper, and Darren.

Nancy had many loves and passions over the years.

She was an avid horseback rider and loved riding her horses Porter and Pepper in the Central Oregon mountains. She was never shy for adventure and would trailer her horse with friends into the upper mountain regions around Sisters.

Her adventurousness could be seen in her love for travel and seeing new things. Together with her husband, Marvin, they took advantage of their retirement years and visited many parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. She was a great travel companion who never complained and always looked forward to the next trip.

Nancy was always an excellent sewer, and her two boys still remember the clothes she made them when they were young (maybe not always fondly).

Later she became a great quilter and loved to make quilts for family and friends. There are many friends and family members who have a Nancy quilt in their homes, and she took great joy in giving them as gifts. She loved being at home in Sisters, where the garden was always cared for, apple pies and cookies were baked whenever the family was in town, and she could look out the window of her sewing room to see her horse wandering the pasture with the Three Sisters in the background.

She had a long battle with cancer which never slowed her down. Here she showed her true strength and resilience. Never complained, always looked forward to the next trip or ride on her horse, and took advantage of every day she had.

We will miss her greatly.


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