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Nancy Swearingen Gulick, 78, of Rockford, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in her home. She was born February 24, 1939, in Champaign, IL, the daughter of Ralph and Norma (Cook) Swearingen. Nancy married David W. Gulick on May 2, 1964, in Temple Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, David; children, Cynthia (John) Cotsiopoulos, Christopher Gulick, Debra (Scott) Moore, and Shelley (David) Sheffield and 10 grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents and brother, Robert Swearingen.
An Open House and Celebration of Life will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2017, in Midway Village, 6977 Guilford Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary, 111 N. First St. Rockford, IL 61107.

Condolences & Shared Memories (11)

  1. Keith Olson

    I am so sorry for your loss. I never got the privilege to meet Nancy, but I worked with Dave for several years. I know he cared deeply for her and I feel your pain , Dave. Keith

  2. Terry Mera

    I grew up with Brother BOB when they lived on London ave. As well as later on Paris on Rockford. Knew Nancy very well as big sister. Always very kind and warm. Fond memories in a galaxy far far away. Condolences to Dave and family.

  3. Marilyn Mead

    So sorry for your loss, she will sadly be missed by many. She was a wonderful person that so enjoyed life. She sure loved her family and her weekend trips with the motorcycle members. I'll always remember her from the old neighborhood and how open and friendly she was to all. My prayers are with you with sadness.

  4. Christopher Stricker

    I dont think I've ever met you but I've had the pleasure or knowing your Daughter (Cindy), your son in law John and your grand kids Ashley and Austin. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  5. Marti Cly

    Nancy was one of the most moral, beautiful spirited, best wife, Mother and my one true friend. Nancy was never mean spirited, always kind hearted did not have a mean bone in her body. Nancy was the sister I never had and prayed for. We were like sisters!! Nancy raised three beautiful and wonderful daughters and one great son, her children are an image of her grace. I consider myself very blessed that God put her in my life and to have called her family. I will truly miss her, but look forward to seeing her in heaven. Nancy was the definition of grace, love and respect. We will miss you lady!!

  6. Steve Tolodxi

    What a wonderful woman to have met as our landlord. She was there when I ran down the steps to ask her if I should take my wife to hospital to deliver our first child. The time spent with them over the years, we're some of the best. Our three children are so close to her three girls in their ages. Uncanny. She enjoyed when her husband, Dave and I would bring home Baskin and Robin's ice cream. She showed how all kids could carve out pumpkins on her kitchen table. Sure wish a photographer could have recorded all the fun times we had . Gonna miss you terribly, Nancy. My wife especially. God bless all your memories and give her family peace and love

  7. Gail code

    Very sorry for your loss.

  8. Vergel & Pat Voth

    Condolences to the family God bless.

  9. Ann Bolger

    My sincere sympathy to you Dave and your family.

  10. Rick & Lyn Olsen

    Our thoughts & prayers to all of Nancy's family. for your loss of a very special lady who you loved & cherished .Your wife Your Mom & your Grandma... Now your Angel !

  11. Barbara & Bill Cotsiopoulos

    My prayers are with all of the family. She will be missed by all. Always a big smile and a loving hug will miss you Nancy.


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