CORN, NANCY NORA REEVES BROWNFIELD- Mom, Nanny, Nan, Sissy, Darlin- Nancy Corn, age 70, of Roswell, NM left this world to be with her Lord and Savior, on June 13, 2018. A Memorial Service will held 1:00 PM, Monday, June 18, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Pennsylvania, Roswell, NM.
Nancy Nora Reeves was born on September 6, 1947, to Evelyn and EJ (Jay) Reeves in
Breckenridge, Texas. She had one older sister, Suzanne (Suzie). Their childhood in Breckenridge was filled with friends and fun at Miss Ginny’s play school. When Nancy was 6, the family moved to Wichita Falls, Texas and Nancy started school at Crockett Elementary School. She was double promoted after the first grade to the 3rd grade because she and her sister would come home and play school and she learned everything there was to learn in the 2nd grade!
Her father was transferred to Amarillo and the family moved there for 3 years. Then with another promotion, they moved to Dallas, Texas where they lived until the girls went to college. Nancy went to Cary Jr. High School, Thomas Jefferson High School and graduated in 1965. She went to Texas Tech University, was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and graduated in
Nancy proudly raised her two children, Shawn and Kelley, in Roswell. She was a hard working mom/educator who taught Language Arts and Math at Mt. View Middle and Mesa Middle
Schools. Later in her career, Nancy earned her Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Eastern New Mexico University. She served in various administrative positions, including
Assistant Principal at Goddard High School, principal at Sunset Elementary, and principal at
Dexter Elementary School. Nancy also taught at ENMU-R in the Teacher Education program where she “taught teachers how to teach” and inspired many future educators. Nancy loved her career in Education; she did anything and everything needed to service the students in her care.
She is remembered running down the halls of Sunset Elementary in her tennis shoes to get to a classroom in need and doing home visits to reach parents who weren’t willing or able to come to the school. Nancy took her work seriously and would go to any lengths to make sure her students were taken care of. Nancy had many touching stories about students she loved and cared for throughout the years. She touched many lives.
In 1993, Nancy married Robert (Bob) Corn, a native of Roswell. Bob and Nancy were married and devoted to one another for almost 25 years. They enjoyed traveling and they almost always had a bet going about whether or not it would rain; Nancy usually lost that bet! Nancy was active in Assistance League as long as she was able to be, taking great pride in being involved in and chairperson of the “School Bell” program which clothed and supplied many children in Chaves
County as they got ready for school. She served many hours at the Assistance League thrift shop and she treasured her League friends dearly.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Bob Corn; her son Shawn Brownfield and his wife Laura, granddaughters Kelsey and Layla Brownfield of Las Cruces, NM; her daughter Kelley Brownfield Alsup and grandsons, Owen and Ryan Alsup of Roswell, NM; sister Suzanne (Suzie) Gillock and her husband Cliff of Houston, TX as well as many cousins and relatives. She was a dear soul who will be missed by many, most of all her family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s name to either the Cowbell
Scholarship Fund at First United Methodist Church of Roswell, 200 N. Pennsylvania, Roswell,
NM 88201 or to the Assistance League of Chaves County at PO Box 1324, Roswell, NM 88202.
Bob and family,
I am so sorry to hear the sad news of Nancy's passing. She was a great woman and will be dearly missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing her. Please know that your friends grieve along with you and send you our prayers of comfort.
Rhoda and Tim Coakley
Rhoda CoakleyRoswell, NM
I was saddened to hear about Nancy. I had not seen her in quite awhile. I taught with her at Mesa Middle. She was a fine and dedicated person and I know her whole family will miss her terribly. May God comfort and encourage the family in the weeks and months to come.
Jerry (Seale) Stone
Jerry (Seale) StoneRoswell, NM
My deepest condolences to the family.
I had the privilege of having Mrs. Corn as a principal at Sunset. She was such a great person. She will be missed!
Bianca OlveraRoswell, NM
I have know Nancy for many years. I first met her when I was a school nurse covering Sunset Elementary. Nancy was a very strong woman who took care of her students like they were her own children. Nancy was alway so giving and compassionate. She will be missed by the whole community of Roswell. Prayers for the family.
Jody BeldingRoswell, NM
Judge Corn, Bob and I were so sorry to learn of Nancy's death. She was so gracious and friendly and had such a wonderful sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Karen JanesAustin, TX
My thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy's family. I was one of her students at Sunset, she was a very caring and devoted principal. I can remember her being a fun and loving person who you could see truly cared about her kids. I was even more blessed to reunite with her as an adult and she became my friend. She will be dearly missed.
Amanda LongRoswell, NM
Bob, So sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. I have such fond memories of when the three of us could have dinner in Santa Fe and solve the world's problems! Don't think I will make the service but know Tom and I are praying for you.
Karen MitchellAlbert, NM
We send our deepest condolences and prayers at you loss. The association has sent something to the scholarship fund.
We are here for you.
Pat Casados and all the Judges
NM Magistrate Judges Association /Pat CasadosLos Alamos, NM
Mr. Corn I am so sorry to learn of your loss. My heartfelt sympathies go out to you & your family. Having been widowed recently myself, I understand how deep the grief can be.
May you & yours find peace & comfort in this most difficult time.
Mrs. Lee sidesRoswell, NM
Loved her dearly
Geneva Susan BrumlowRoswell, NM
Bobby, so sorry to read of your loss in this morning's paper. We have fond memories of Nancy from years back. She worked with Pat Eckert at NMMI in establishing the Ambassador program, which we were very involved in and met SO many good kids through it. She also taught older son Gregory at Mt View. Greg said she was the best math teacher he ever had. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Nancy's children.
Emmalee and Larry KnadleCanyon, TX
Nancy was a great lady. All of the Toles extend our deepest sympathies to Nancy's family.
PERRY S TOLESROSWELL, NM
You will dearly be missed my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Mary SalazarRoswell, NM
Dearest Bobby, our heartfelt prayers of sympathy go out to you and your family. Such a loss of a great woman.
She will be missed and may God comfort and strengthen you now and the days to follow. Sincerely, Tim & Cheryl Wafful
Tim and Cheryl Waffulroswell, NM
Pop Corn, condolences and prayers going your way Amigo. Here's asking our Dear Lord to give you strength to cope and guide you in His ways. My heart aches for you Judge.................from the rebel
Philip J. RomeroLas Vegas/Albuquerque, NM