Services to honor and celebrate the life of Nancy SanMiguel will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 26, 2021 in the RiverCrest Chapel at Bixby Funeral Service. The service can be viewed live by clicking on the following link: https://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/48416
Born October 1, 1944, in Pryor, Oklahoma, Nancy was the daughter of Carl and Dorothy (Steddum) Smith. Nancy’s early years were spent in Pryor and Wichita, KS. The Smith family made Tulsa their home as Nancy was preparing for high school. It was in Tulsa that Nancy would attend and graduate from East Central High School. She furthered her education attending the University of Tulsa where she attained her bachelor’s degree in business education. It was during this time that, while working at North American Rockwell, she met co-worker Mike SanMiguel. The two quickly realized there was something special between them and thus they began dating. Nancy and Mike married on July 3, 1968. Nancy began a career as an educator and went on to receive her Master of Education from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah.
A beloved educator, Mrs. SanMiguel taught business classes at Union High School. One of her favorite classes was leading her Mock Trial Team. This course included taking her team to competitions both within the state level and she even took a team to national’s. Throughout this timeframe, Nancy learned that she was quite competitive and that she did NOT enjoy losing. She was quite proud of her State Champion team and was also proud to come in runner-up another year. The team she took to nationals came in 11th! Again, quite the accomplishment.
Aside from school, Nancy’s family, friends, and her faith were of utmost importance. A wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, Nancy was well-loved and, in turn, loved her family unconditionally. In her free time, Nancy enjoyed being with her girlfriends. In Tulsa, there was a group of ladies she enjoyed going out to eat with and more recently, in Arlington, she joined a group of ladies who enjoyed playing cards.
Loved by her children and grandchildren, Nancy enjoyed spending as much time as possible with her family. Any time spent together was special, but her kids and grandkids always looked forward to Christmastime as they knew they were in for a treat with Nancy’s famous candies that are now a family tradition. Described by her family as beautiful both inside and out, Nancy was a strong Christian who loved Jesus. The last post Nancy made on her Facebook page said, “There is absolutely nothing more important in your life right now than making sure you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.” Nancy knew that and her family takes great comfort in knowing she is in Heaven.
Nancy passed from this life on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, in Mansfield, TX. She was 76.
Preceded in death by: her parents: father, Carl H. Smith; mother, Dorothy (Steddum) Smith and brother, Mike Smith.
She is survived by: her husband, Mike SanMiguel; children: son, David Lee SanMiguel and wife, Holly; daughter, Linda Williams and husband, Seth; grandchildren: Jessie and Maddie Cadieux, Allison Pittman, Matthew SanMiguel and Lillian Elam.