A Mother’s Hands.
Hands that doctored skinned knees.
Hands that lovingly cooked and delivered meals to home-bound friends.
Hands that embroidered cup towels by the thousands.
If you knew Nancy Pulte, you probably have one of her towels.
She would take them by the dozens to the hospital, her doctors, rehab, the dentist and more. Even under Hospice Care, she gave one to everyone who came through the door.
She gave stacks to her kids to deliver to their friends and co-workers.
She donated her Red, White and Blue “America Towels” to Honor Flight to help raise money to fly Veterans to Washington DC to see the memorials built in their honor.
And she prayed while she made them. For whomever received them.
She had a true servant’s heart. Always thinking of others first.
Nancy Allison-Pulte was welcomed home to heaven on Friday, January 21, 2022. She was 90 years old. She was born in Quincy, Illinois to Joseph Francis Allison and Mary Louise Buerklin.
She was married for 65 years to her soulmate, John. After he was gone, she could always feel his presence and spoke lovingly about joining him in heaven.
She had 5 kids in 6 years. As an only child, she said it was hard to call her mother and say “Mom, guess what?” The house was always filled with children’s laughter, because she was the only mother on the block that let the entire neighborhood of kids in the house. What’s a few more? Or allowing each child to have a friend spend the night, all in sleeping bags on the den floor and watching Weird Theater. And she made everybody pancakes the next morning.
She was frugal. She bought day-old bread, mixed powdered milk with whole milk to make it go further and washed-out zip lock bags. She came from the depression era and didn’t waste anything.
Her favorite thing was cooking for friends and family. Chances are whenever you walked in the house, it smelled great, and you left with a full belly.
They lived in Midland, Texas for more than 20 years, then retired to the mountains of Ruidoso. They would invite everyone to come stay, and they meant it. She always saw the good in everyone and was loved by all she met. In their later years, they moved back to Midland to be closer to their kids.
She is survived by her children, Kathy and Mark Swindler of Odessa, Cindy and Karl Brosig of Midland, Christy and Mark Hicks of Highland Village, Jay and Becca Pulte of Frisco, and Allison and Jeff Weiler of Flower Mound, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and 2 on the way.
A memorial mass will be said on Saturday, February 5, at 11am at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Midland, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice of Midland, Helping Hands of Midland or the Permian Basin Honor Flight.