Nancy Jane Day van Morkhoven, Ph.D., 79, forensic clinical psychologist, passed away October 22, 2012. Born in Paris, Texas, on July 8, 1933, Nancy was daughter of Pauline and David Day. She was preceded in death by her sister, Patty Day Granger and is survived by her brother, Dan Day; daughter, Kathryn Jost; son, Weston Jost; daughter-in-law, Irina Jost; grandchildren Hannah Jones, Alexandra Jost, Samuel Jost, and Nicholas Jost; several nieces, nephews and friends and, especially, very dear friend, Dr. Joe Williamson. Nancy was a lifelong Methodist and Republican and was a member of the American Psychologist Association, the Texas Rehab Association, Zeta Tau Alpha, the Samuel Sorrell Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Dunbar Oliphant Clan. In lieu of flowers, donations to the local chapter SPCA or Humane Society are appreciated.
Nancy was a beautiful, loving, caring, generous, humorous and intelligent woman. She had several passions including her grandchildren, antiquing, genealogy, jewelry collecting, travelling and pets. She was an avid reader and loved reading western, crime fiction, Harry Potter and mystery novels. She loved music and was a fan of Willy Nelson. She was a collector of Hop-A-Long Cassidy memorabilia and teddy bears, the latter of which she used in play therapy with some of her youngest patients. She graduated from North Texas State University in '63 with a Masters in Psychology and became a licensed psychologist in '76. She later received her doctorate at the University of Texas Health Science center. Nancy was a very unique woman, with great wit, who touched many lives and will be deeply missed.