Nancy Chatfield | Death notice |

At almost the age of 70, Nancy Chatfield died on November 28 in Espanola, New Mexico. Nancy came to this planet with a desire for excitement and change. She has lived in many places and tried herself in a variety of opportunities.

She sold real estate, beautiful clothes and boutique items. She loved to acquire and sell objects and crystals from the Southwest. She had a quick sense of humor and a fabulous infectious laugh. (Nancy was willing to laugh every day.) She dazzled her friends with her use of the English language. About her unique style and imaginative approach, Nancy would say she had “alien DNA”.

Nancy completed high school in Port Washington, NY, and college at the State University of New York. She loved animals and saved a good chunk of cats and kittens. She strongly supported progressive politics because the aim was to help people who needed a boost.

Nancy was born in New York to Beatrice and Benjamin Fruchtman, both deceased. Nancy is survived by her sister Ellen Jennings (Bill) of Stephentown, NY and her very good friends Penny, Isabel and Tina, all of Espanola, NM. She is survived by an aunt and cousins ​​across the United States

Thanks to her sense of organization and her creativity, Nancy is sought after on various boards of directors. During her stay in Espanola, she was a founding member and president of the Espanola Community Market. She was vice-president of the Greater Espanola Valley Community Economic Development Corporation. She was a member of the board of directors of Moving Arts Espanola. Nancy has worked for the Northern New Mexico Regional Development Corporation, Rio Grande Sun, Highlands University, KDCE Radio, Aromaland and the Espanola Public Library.

Now Nancy’s soul is released to merge with the galaxies in the infinite cosmos with infinite love. Her fights are over and she is at peace.

A celebration of life will be planned later.

If you would like to donate, please consider Planned Parenthood (, the Espanola Humane Society (, or an organization like the American Lung Association.

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