Nancy Marie Maryott

Nancy Marie Maryott

June 30, 1947 – Nov. 23, 2018

Nancy Marie Maryott, 71, died on Nov. 23, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona.

She passed after a 24-year battle with cancer, her family wrote.

She was born on June 30, 1947 in Washington, D.C. to Anna Marie Scholtes and Karl Scholtes.

Nancy conquered 17 rounds of chemo, never complaining. She faced each new protocol with a sober commitment to using what science could offer to help her stay present with her family. Although, one can’t help but push aside science and attribute her long-term success in large part to her tremendous will.

She was the first female recipient of the SAHBA’s Sales Manager of the Year award, breaking the glass ceiling in her industry. Nancy was a role model for her children and grandchildren in how she moved through the world with an unrelenting work ethic, a sarcastic humor and biting wit laced with occasional profanity. She illustrated how one could get what they wanted, if they were willing to work for it.

Certain in her beliefs, steadfast in her desire to have opinions worth voicing, she did so, often eliciting reactions from both sides of the political spectrum. She dreamed of moving to Homer, Alaska to be closer to family, but was unable to make the trip. She is now pain-free.

Nancy will be dearly missed by her children, Bridget Maryott, Gillian Geller, Sean Maryott and Cantrell Maryott Driver; sisters, Eileen Evans and Jeanne Roberson; brother, Karl Scholtes; grandkids, Lucinda Maryott Moreno, Grace Geller, Haley Geller, Sam Geller and Gillian Beran-Maryott. Nancy will also be forever remembered by her extended family and dear friends.

Nancy was predeceased by her best friend and husband, Michael T. Maryott; granddaughter, Bianca Maryott Palumbo; and brother, Bill Scholtes.

Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Nancy to Cook Inletkeeper at

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