Submitted by admin on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 17:32

Update: On June 12th, 2019 at 12pm Nancy gained her wings. She fought cancer until the very end. She will be missed dearly. She had a one of a kind personality and work ethic. Nancy has touched so many lives over the years. She will never be forgotten. Always ask yourself, What would Nancy do???? She was kind, passionate and joyful everyday. Friends and family are invited on Sunday to celebrate her life. 

Here is a link to her go fund me. Anything will help the family in this devastating time. 

Nancy Stover Go Fund Me


Nancy S. Stover, 59, of Fullerton, California passed away from brain cancer on June 12, 2019. She was the daughter of Ethel C. and Elliott R. Jones. Nancy was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania and grew up in Coatesville where her father worked for Lukens Steel Company. She met her future husband at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1977 where Nancy was a scholar athlete on the nationally ranked gymnastics team. After competing in the 1979 World University Games in Mexico City, Nancy transferred to California State University of Fullerton to continue her gymnastics career. She graduated from CSUF in 1981 as a 4-time All American gymnast.  Nancy married Paul Stover in 1983 and moved to Fullerton in 1985. Nancy gave her life to coaching, teaching, and leading the next generation to the sport of gymnastics and the sport of life. Nancy was active in a variety of civic organizations such as Meals on Wheels and National Charity League, but Nancy’s talents and passion were most evident in areas where she made a difference in the lives of young people; teaching in the Fullerton School District, directing the gymnastics academy at CSUF and more recently, Wildfire Gymnastics. Mrs. Stover is survived by her husband Paul and her four children, Andrew, Abby, Maddy, and Bethany. She is also survived by two brothers, Bruce Jones of Loveland, Ohio and Lee Jones of Parkesburg, Pennsylvania. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, June 16 at 4:00P.M. at the Fullerton First United Methodist Church (FFUMC), 114 N. Pomona Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92835. Public parking is available in the downtown area. Please wear bright colors that remind you of her bright smile. While flowers are welcome, please consider just sending a handwritten note to someone you love, as Nancy would want us all to do.