Nancy Stewart Calhoun, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2023, in Norco, California, at the age of 83 after a brave battle with T-Cell Lymphoma. Born on May 17, 1940, in Detroit, Michigan, Nancy was known for her courageous, wise, and loving spirit, which she carried throughout her entire life.

Nancy was the proud business owner of Teamworx, a corporate consulting and training company. She completed her professional journey working at American Express, having worked in training and development, where she gained invaluable experience that shaped her future endeavors. Her dedication and passion for helping others were clearly demonstrated throughout her career and were instrumental in the success and growth of her business.

She had a diverse array of interests and was an accomplished soprano who sang opera, bringing joy to those who had the pleasure of witnessing her stunning performances. At the age of 70, Nancy discovered her talent for writing poetry, and she went on to publish two books of poetry that touched the hearts of many readers. A lover of animals, Nancy was particularly passionate about her golden doodle, Dudley, who was a constant and loyal companion.

Nancy’s main focus and most significant source of pride were her beloved family members. In 1985 she married Thomas Calhoun, the love of her life, and they were married for 31 years until his death in 2016. She devoted herself to her loving children, Linda Bejenaru (Eugene), Laura Prior (Robert), David Stewart (Deanna), and Scott Stewart (JoAnn). Her caring and nurturing nature extended to her cherished grandchildren, Erin Camarda, Katie Bauer, Matthew Budde (Denae), Nate Prior (Samantha), Amy Alverson (Teddy), Lyndsey McCallister (Michael), Hyun-il Park, Claire Stewart, and Jonah Stewart. Nancy took great delight in her beautiful great-grandchildren, Allison Camarda, Daniel Camarda, Charlie Camarda, James Budde, Alyssa Budde, Fletcher Ebrahimi, Aaron Prior, and Isaac Prior.

Throughout her life, Nancy was a beacon of wisdom and love, graciously sharing her kindness, guidance, and affection with all those around her. She was not only a shining example for her family, but also a source of inspiration for everyone that had the privilege to know her. Her legacy as a successful businesswoman, dedicated mother, and talented artist will live on through the lives of those who knew and loved her.

Nancy’s life will be celebrated with fond memories and heartfelt appreciation for the lasting impact she has left on the lives of her cherished family members and the countless individuals she touched throughout her life. We remember Nancy as a courageous, wise, and loving soul who exemplified the very best in life and who will forever be deeply missed by those who were fortunate to have known her.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 4pm at the Benderly-Kendall Opera House in Patagonia. All are invited. Anyone interested in participating please contact Christina Wilhelm for more information. Phone: 617-645-4239. Email: