News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 24, 2013

Nancy Julie Livengood


TERRE HAUTE — Nancy Julie Livengood, 66, of Terre Haute, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013, at her home. She was born in Terre Haute on May 7, 1946, to Sylvia Moore Alexander and Frank H. Alexander. Nancy graduated from Wiley High School in 1964, and later received her Master’s degree in Education from Indiana State University.  

Nancy played many roles as an educator. She served as a preschool teacher and taught at Sarah Scott Junior High, Honey Creek Junior High and Terre Haute North Vigo High School. She received a Teacher of the Year Award for her dedication.  Nancy was an integral part of the Terre Haute North Drama Department for more than 20 years and was lovingly referred to as “Drama Mama” and “Mrs. L.” She was a member of Vigo County Teachers Association (VCTA), Performing Arts Workshop (PAW), PEO, Union Hospital fitness classes, and Bethany United Church of Christ, where she sang in the choir. Nancy also served as past matron and deputy of Riley Chapter Order of Eastern Star, as well as honored queen of Job's Daughters. She was also a member of the Daughters of the Nile.

Nancy is survived by her two daughters, Marti Goodwin (Pat) and Misty Livengood, one brother, Jim Alexander (Emily); and five grandchildren, Caroline, Max, Ellie and Sylvia Goodwin, and Dillon Horsley. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph; and her parents.

Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, and again for the hour preceding services on Friday. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, where an Eastern Star service will be conducted in the chapel. The minister officiating will be Steve Moore. Envelopes will be made available for memorial contributions to the Terre Haute North Drama Department. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at: