Nancy L. Norland

Nancy L. Norland

Nancy Lynn Norland, 72, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her sisters Sandy and Susan; son Michael; daughter-in-law Victoria; and devoted husband of 40 years, Richard.

Born July 8, 1947, to Don and Ruth Shaw, Nancy was the first of the family’s three girls. She was raised in Princeton, N.J., and later moved to Plainsboro, then to Titusville, N.J., enjoying life overlooking the Delaware River. Most recently Nancy moved to Pinehurst, where she appreciated lakeside sunsets and pontoon boat rides.

Nancy was social, entertaining friends and family frequently, and enjoyed playing tennis, golf and other group activities. She loved music, and for many years performed with a ladies’ a cappella barbershop chorus called Sweet Adelines.

For 18 years, Nancy progressed steadily throughout her career as a manager of personnel and training programs at IBM. Her organizational and leadership skills resulted in numerous awards, including the prestigious Division President’s Award the same year her son was born.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at The Village Chapel, in Pinehurst.

Gifts in memory of Nancy may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 ( Online condolences may be made at

Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.