NanEtte Stocks Epperson passed away peacefully Nov. 6 in Dallas with her husband, Mike, at her side. She was a fierce spirit in her three year battle with cancer. She was a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend, and a dedicated, successful professional.
She was born in Logan, Utah, to Thomas and Gay Stocks, moving to Moab at age 4. She was the second in a family of seven. Sisters: Tonja, Corinne, LoRen, and Amy, Brothers: Jay and Tommy.
She and Mike have two children, daughter, Amber (Zack) Epperson-Ramirez and son, Austin, who she loved dearly and who filled her with pride.
She was an achiever, a cheerleader, private pilot by 24, placed first in Utah’s Miss Future Business Executive college competition and second at nationals, and graduated early from Utah State University with a degree in Finance and minor in French.
She spent 38 years as a leader and mentor in the mortgage industry, both in residential and wholesale lending. She served in various capacities at nine mortgage companies and the FDIC through the turbulent years of bank failures, mergers, and layoffs.
She overcame those tough years, serving in various executive capacities, including division manager, national product manager, and national wholesale sales director.
Her career path took her from Logan to Colorado Springs, Colorado, Salt Lake City, Bradenton Florida, The Woodlands in Houston, and Dallas.
She balanced her life embracing her hobbies, skiing, golf, travel and her kids. She turned her interest in travel into a business, organizing international trips to explore the culture and wines of Europe and South America.
She will be missed and remembered for her strength, kindness, and love of her family and life contributions.
In lieu of flowers, she requested donations to the Lung Cancer Alliance, to create awareness and a cure for advanced non-smoking lung cancer.
Viewing: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday Nov 16 at Spanish Valley Mortuary, 386 N 100 W, Moab and at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov 17 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 701 Locust Lane, Moab.
Services are set for noon, Nov. 17 at the Stake Center with burial following at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 2651 Spanish Valley Drive.