October 27, 1937 - June 29, 2021
Nancy Hoon Powell, daughter of Merle R. Hoon, MD and Marian H. Hoon, died Tuesday June 29, 2021 of oral cancer at her home at Heron Point, Chestertown, MD. Her husband William C. “Bill” Powell and brother Alexander “Sandy” Hoon predeceased her. She was 83. Nancy Powell earned her BA in English from Wellesley College and her masters from Harvard. She enjoyed her career as teacher at Springbrook, Kennedy and Whitman High Schools, as curriculum specialist, middle school coordinator and as principal of Redland Middle School, and Magruder and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Schools. She found the role of teacher and principal most rewarding. Nancy and Bill lived in Bethesda for over 35 years. They came to Heron Point in 2013, a move they never regretted. Nancy loved gardening, reading, bridge, and WC All classes, but above all she was a news junkie. Nancy and Bill lived an adventurous life. They hiked, tackled white water rapids, rode horseback at a Dude Ranch and even petted a whale. They enjoyed extensive travelling taking them all over the world. They bought a small cabin in Lost River WV and fell in love with the area, it's people and it's rich history. Nancy became deeply involved in East Hardy High School, the Lost River Craft Cooperative (now the Lost River Artisans Marketplace), 4-H Camp, Heritage Weekend, and documenting the lives of many elderly residents, but her deepest commitment became her role as volunteer director of the Lost River Museum. Bill was at her side, photographing, videoing, designing the lighting and security systems, and being a docent to welcome visitors. Nancy Powell leaves a large family including sister Margaret “Margot” Hoon Baker of Chestertown, MD, stepdaughter Suzanne Powell Ikenberry and her family of Spotsylvania, VA, and legions of loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Internment private. Nancy has had an extraordinary life!
Nancy Hoon Powell, daughter of Merle R. Hoon, MD and Marian H. Hoon, died Tuesday June 29, 2021 of oral cancer at her home at Heron Point, Chestertown, MD. Her husband William C. “Bill” Powell and brother Alexander “Sandy”... View Obituary & Service Information
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