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Nancy (Triggs) Buxton

February 15, 1934 ~ June 22, 2017 (age 83)

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Nancy Triggs Buxton – It is with an overwhelming sense of loss and sadness to announce that on Thursday, June 22, 2017, Nancy Triggs Buxton, peacefully went to be with the Lord in heaven. She fought a long, arduous battle with kidney failure that required dialysis for sixteen years. Nancy was courageous, resilient, and a woman of deep faith. Her deepest desire was to enjoy her family as long as she could while on this earth. She accomplished this with incredible grace, dignity, and style.

Nancy Marie was born on February 15, 1934, in Queens County, New York. She spent her formative years in Nassau County, Long Island. Her parents, from Italian and Latin descent, immigrated to the United States from opposite parts of the world. Her mother, Nancy Tandoi, was from Bari, Italy and her father, Joseph Tobin, from Havana, Cuba. Nancy was raised with two wonderful sisters, Marylyn and Elaina. Nancy’s parents modeled to her a deep commitment to family and a strong loyalty to friends. She passed this beautiful quality on to her children and grandchildren. Nancy was known to all as the ‘Queen’ at making everyone feel special.

After graduating high school from The Mary Louis Academy in New York, Nancy set her sights on furthering her education where her gifts and talents excelled. She enrolled in the Katharine Gibbs Business School in New York City. Nancy was a natural, savvy, business woman. Little did Nancy realize at that particular time, that her educational pursuits would become the impetus for a successful future in real estate development later on in her life.

Nancy was a supportive wife to Dr. Joseph Triggs and was very enthusiastic to move to California upon his graduation from medical school in 1962. At that particular time, there were orange groves as far as the eye could see. Opportunities were endless in raising a family in Orange County, and this was always and continued to be, Nancy’s primary concern – her family. They were blessed with four beautiful children; Kevin, Kim, Kristen, and Colleen during their 17 years of marriage.

As the family continued to grow, Nancy decided to use her gifts and talents in the business sector. She received her real estate sales license in the mid 70’s and became business partners with her second husband, Neal Buxton, as they both pursued real estate development with her lifelong friend, Bill Visser. She was known in the business community at that time as an intelligent, classy, and a person of strong work ethic.

She was greatly admired by their employees, respected by their colleagues, and adored by many who came in contact with Nancy.

In 2000, Nancy shared with her family that she had been diagnosed with a kidney disease that would eventually require her to become dependent on weekly dialysis treatments. She didn’t want anyone in her family to worry. She communicated that she would be strong and assured her family that she would live to see all of her children marry and would also shower her grandchildren with love from their ‘Nana’. And, that Nancy did! She defied all odds and endured 16 years of dialysis treatments. Nancy had a gentle spirit and was a ‘breath of fresh air’ to the devoted staff at Satellite Dialysis Center in Orange, as she entered their facility each treatment wearing a different colored Juicy Couture sweat outfit. She never complained and she never gave up. She felt God would let her know when He was calling her home.

Nancy leaves behind many family and friends who loved her dearly and will miss her immensely. She is survived by her loving sisters, Marylyn (Dick) Varriale, and Elaina (Jeff) Worthe. The true joy of her life, her devoted children, Dr. Kevin (Lauri) Triggs, Kim (John) Mullen, Kristen Triggs Dawson, and Colleen (Greg) Pappas. The jewels in her crown, were her 8 grandchildren, Nicole, Kaelyn, Connor, Preston, Brett, Landon, Nina, and Sophie. The pearl, her great-grandson, Bear Kingston.

Nancy’s caregiver for the last 5 years was an angel sent from above, Sereana Rokovusoni. She knew what Nancy needed before she asked. The family will forever be indebted for her sacrificial service.

Nancy’s Celebration Mass will be held at 12:30 pm on Friday, July 14, 2017, at St. Norbert Catholic Church, 300 E. Taft Ave., Orange. Graveside Ceremony to follow at Cemetery of the Holy Sepulcher, 7845 E. Santiago Canyon Rd., Orange.

In lieu of flowers, or if you should desire, contributions can be made in Nancy’s name to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, 1100 W. Stewart Drive, Orange, CA 92868.


Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation
1100 West Stewart Drive, Orange CA 92868
Tel: 1-714-633-9111
Web: https://donate.sjo.org/



 Service Information

Funeral Service
Friday
July 14, 2017

12:30 PM
St. Norbert Catholic Church
300 E. Taft Ave.
Orange, California 92865

Interment following funeral service
Friday
July 14, 2017

Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
7845 E. Santiago Canyon Rd.
Orange, CA 92869


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