|Nancy Ann Houck Stitely-Cox
Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 18, 2020
(1929 - 2020, age 90)
Passed away on January 9, 2020 from heart failure. Nancy
was blessed to spend the last year of her life in Vermont with
her daughter and son. She was a warm person with a heart
of gold who will be missed by all her knew her.
She was born in Washington, DC on August 26, 1929 to
Fletcher LeRoy and Helen Houck and joined her brother, Flecther LeRoy Houck, Jr. growing up
in the district. Her childhood on North Dakota Ave was a source of wonderful memories as was
as a trip to CA as a teenager with her lifelong best friend, Christine Himes who survives her.
She lived in McLean, VA for 26 years with her second husband, Thomas A. Cox, now
deceased. Nancy and Tom, both widowers, dated each other while at McKinley Tech High
School (1947) in Washington and married in 1993. The two of them had much fun together:
traveling, visiting family, drinking martinis, playing golf, and enjoying life.
Previously, she was married to David W. Stitely residing in York PA. David was the father of her
four children. He died in 1976. During her many years raising her children in York she was an
active community member. She was on the Board of the Children's Home of York. She was an
involved participant in the York Charrette in the 1970s working to heal the town from racial
tensions. She went on have a career as a real estate agent with Morgan Realty. She was a
loving mother and grandmother.
Nancy is survived by her four children: Steven, Susan, Doug, and John Stitely; and her four
grandchildren, Davin Stitely, Julia Stitely Moore, Reyna and Renee Trimadi Stitely.
Service arrangements will be announced at a later date.
Contributions in Nancy's name can be made to Heaton Woods Residence, 10 Heaton Street,
Montpelier, VT 05602.