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Nanci S. Abelquist

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“This is the only part of my faith as a Christian that still confuses me. This lady I met a Gethsemane with her husband. She was always so happy and...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Gilbert Perez - Long Beach, CA

“Nanci was a delightful human being and our short friendship was a happy blessing to me. Paul and Nanci were a beautiful couple and so easily...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Ron Farris - Madison, MS - Friend

“I will always miss you so much Nanci, we just didn't have enough time together.Our times together was good, they are forever memoriesThank you for...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Anna Marie Rivieccio - CA

“NANCI WILL BE MISS A LOT. PRAISE THE LORD SHE IS NOW IN HEAVEN. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: JOHN & RUBY DELGADO - LONG BEACH, CA


Nanci Sayles Abelquist, age 68, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at Los Alamitos Medical Center, Los Alamitos, CA. A resident of Long Beach, CA Nanci was born on 30 July 1948 in Hollywood, CA to Antonia Cengia and James N. Sayles, and raised in St. Joseph, MO. She was a 1968 graduate of Bishop LeBlond High School. She married Paul W. Abelquist on September 2, 2005. For the past 38 years, she was a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant. She reached out to all women, extolling the virtue of skin care and promoting Mary Kay products. Nanci lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, and maintaining relationships with distant family members. She is survived by her husband Paul, Mother Antonia, father Norman, sisters Patricia, Anna Marie, and Jeannine, also brothers Nicholas, Vincent and Thomas; and many nieces and nephews. Family, friends and others whose lives Nanci touched are invited to a memorial service and repast at Gethsemane Baptist Church 6095 Orange Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90805 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, 27 May 2017, to reminisce, grieve, support each other and, of course, just chat.

Nanci had a strong belief in God who saw her through three cancers, and it is now time to go home. God had heaven waiting for her.

Send correspondence to Paul Abelquist 7054 Olive Avenue Long Beach, CA 90805