Nancy Jane Reynolds Tiner
passed away Tuesday, May 11,
2010 at the age of 77. A memorial
service will be held at St. Thomas
Episcopal Church, 906 George
Bush Drive, College Station,
Texas at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May
22, 2010 with the Reverend Bill
Nancy was born in Bryan,
Texas on May 26, 1932 to
Elbert Brunner Reynolds and
Maudames deSteiguer Reynolds.
She married Wayne Douglas
“Doug” Tiner on September 2,
1950 in College Station, Texas. Nancy is preceded in death by her
parents and husband, and her brother Elbert Brunner Reynolds,
Jr. of Lubbock, Texas.
Nancy Tiner was a long-time resident of College Station, growing
up on the campus of Texas A&M University. She graduated from
A&M Consolidated High School and attended Sullins College
in Bristol, Virginia. After marriage, the Tiner’s resided in San
Antonio where they raised their four children. Nancy was a dance
teacher for many years. She taught in Boerne, San Antonio,
College Station, and Conroe. She choreographed the musicals at
San Antonio’s Winston Churchill High School including: My Fair
Lady, The Music Man, Hello Dolly, and Finian’s Rainbow.
Nancy Tiner had a life-time of service to the Daughters of the
American Revolution. She joined in 1951 and was a very active
member. She served 59 years in numerous national, state and
local offices some of which include: Recording Secretary General;
Vice President General; National Chairman, DAR Magazine;
Honorary State Regent; State Vice Regent; State Recording
Secretary; State Parliamentarian; Honorary Chapter Regent of
Margaret Montgomery Chapter, La Villita Chapter, and Alamo
Chapter; and numerous other state and chapter chairmanships.
Her belief in the good works of the DAR was a strong force in her
life. Nancy was active in the Children of the American Revolution
with her children and grandchildren. She firmly believed in
instilling patriotism at an early age.
She authored a brochure distributed by DAR chapters to
schools on Bernardo de Galvez, which detailed his service to the
Colonies during the American Revolution. His service included
cattle drives of Texas Longhorns to Louisiana to feed his troops
after Spain declared war on England. As a result of this effort, the
NSDAR extended membership to ladies who could prove they
were descended from the cattle drovers. Because of her efforts for
Galvez, she was invited to meet the King and Queen of Spain.
Nancy was also closely involved with the heritage societies
Magna Charta Dames, the Mayflower Society; and the Daughters
of the American Colonists.
Awards Nancy has received include: the SAR Medal of
Appreciation, SAR Martha Washington Medal, National Society
History Award, Commendation from the Department of the
Army, as well as Honorary Dama de Galvez and Hidalgo de San
Antonio de Bexar.
Nancy was very committed to Brazos County. She served as
Secretary of the Brazos County Historical Commission as well as
holding several offices in the Brazos Corral of the Westerners and
in Texas A&M Women’s Club Fine Arts Group. She was active in
the OPAS Guild and attended most of the events at the George
Bush Presidential Library and Conference Center.
Nancy traveled extensively to most countries in Europe, South
America, and the Mediterranean. She enjoyed visiting the family
ancestral places of England, Scotland, and Switzerland. In her later
years she enjoyed numerous cruises with her sister on the Queen
Elizabeth II, the Queen Victoria, and the Queen Mary II and the
Alaskan cruise with her sister-in-law, Louise.
Nancy had a great appreciation for musical theater, opera, and
ballet. She enjoyed live performances of many famous artists in
both the United States and Europe. Yet, “Grammy’s” greatest
joys were spending time with her grandchildren, attending their
activities and events, and having them gather at the river house in
Wimberley. She enjoyed the cool waters of the Blanco River, tubing
and swimming whenever she could. Her appreciation for history
and genealogy took her across country, searching cemeteries for
Nancy is survived by her four children: Dr. Tammy
Harriett Ames Tiner and husband Dr. Kenn E. Harding of College
Station, Wayne Reynolds Tiner and wife Roxanne of Houston,
Dr. Cassandrea Jane Tiner Hager of Wimberley, and Kenneth
Henderson Tiner and wife Lou Ann of Sparks, Nevada, her sister
Rosalynn Reynolds Williams of Wimberley, and her sisters-in-law
Louise Kruse Reynolds of Lubbock and Susan Tiner Mitchell of
Spring. Grandchildren include: Aaron Reynolds Hager and wife
Amy of Waco, Joshua Alan Hager of Houston, Charlotte Brittany
Tiner Beresik and husband Bryan of Houston, Bethany Leeann
Tiner of Houston, Laura Ames Harding of College Station,
Hannah Jane Tiner and Sarah Ames Tiner of Sparks, Nevada.
Great-grandchildren: Andrew David Hager and Aiden Paul Hager
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossnore School,
P.O. Box 249, Crossnore,
NC 28616. Please state “In
Memory of Nancy R. Tiner”
and include your address; or,
Wounded Warrior Project,
7010 AC Skinner Pkwy, Suite
100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
Nancy Jane Reynolds Tiner