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Nancy (Erlebach) Lulay
Dec. 7, 1950 – Mar. 24, 2010

Lyons - Nancy was born in Ontario, OR, as the 4th of 11 children.  As the older sister, Nancy was a “mother figure” to her younger brothers and sisters and a true friend to her older siblings. She earned a teaching degree from Eastern Oregon State College in 1973. Nancy married Bill Lulay August 10, 1974, and they had 4 children that were the pride and joy of her life.

Nancy was a true role model with a positive energy and amazing work ethic. Her strong compassion lead her to always put others first and she was happy to do it; volunteering in the community and helping others was part of her everyday routine. She hosted countless gatherings and special occasions with her warm welcome and amazing cooking. She influenced many children’s lives as a teacher and mentor. Nancy was an active member in the Catholic Church. She loved life, especially being a wife, mother, and grandmother. Nancy enjoyed visiting family, flowers, digging in the dirt, laughter and hugs.

As with everything in life, Nancy took on her very aggressive cancer with courage and the desire to live life to the fullest, always being true to herself and values. Her family could not be more proud of the example she continued to set during her toughest days.

Nancy is survived by her loving husband of over 35 years Bill Lulay, her 4 children Bill (Kari), Eric (Kristin), Adam (Megan), Lindsey (Joe) Zuber and 5 grandchildren; also by her parents Harry and Lenore Erlebach, 9 siblings, her mother and father-in-law Billy and Lorraine Lulay, 37 nieces and nephews, 11 sister-in-laws, 9 brother-in-laws and many more family and friends.

Contributions can be made to Birthright 1880 Lancaster Dr. NE Ste. 124 Salem, OR. 97305. Services will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Jordan: Rosary Friday, March 26th at 7:00pm; Funeral Saturday March 27th at 11:00am. Interment will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Jordan.  Serving the family North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


 


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