SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Nancy Ludene (Troxell) Dahl was born on July 7, 1932, in Longmont, Colo., and passed away at the age of 88 on December 4, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Nancy was the daughter of the 1957-1959 Mayor of Longmont, Colo., Richard C. Troxell and Fern Ludene Troxell. Nancy grew up in Longmont, where she graduated from high school. Nancy briefly and proudly studied at the University of Colorado before starting her family.
Professionally, Nancy was a jack of all trades throughout her life, having dabbled in real estate, working as an airline representative, bank teller and waitress. However, her favorite role was that of being a dedicated mother to her three children Paul (Cactus), Ludene (Ludy) and Gina.
After raising her family, Nancy became a “Snow Bird,” spending half her time in Queen Valley,
Ariz. where she enjoyed golfing, walking and socializing with friends. The other part of the year Nancy lived in her most treasured spot, “The Cabin” in Allenspark, Colo. The Cabin has been in Nancy’s family since the 1940s, where she made countless and cherished memories – it truly was her happy place. There were so many things she loved about being at the Cabin. She enjoyed the mountain air, checking on how high/fast the river was, getting water from Crystal Springs, pointing out Mt. Meeker versus Long’s Peak, watching the wildflowers bloom, spending quality time with her friends and family and telling stories. “The Cabin” will forever be a special place that will always remind us of her, and help us to keep her close in our hearts.
Nancy’s deep love of animals was unmatched by most. You could always find her with a treat in her pocket just in case there was a ‘good boy’ or ‘sweetheart’ lingering nearby, for there was never an animal that she would risk developing a complex about her love and affection for them. Whether it was horses or dogs, her love was unconditional. This passion was so ingrained in who Nancy was that it was apparently genetic, as it is a trait she passed on to her children and grandchildren.
Nancy’s charismatic personality, feisty sense of humor and her honesty will be missed dearly by all those who knew her.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Richard C. Troxell and Fern Ludene Troxell; her
brother Richard C. Troxell Jr.; her husband Charles Fredric Dahl; her niece Kathleen (Troxell)
Sellew; many beloved animals such as Ginger, Barbie, Lexi,Yogi, Kimmy, Joey and Buck.
Nancy is survived by her son Paul (Cactus) Covello and his wife Jeri of Torrington; her
daughters Ludene Brandi of Littleton, Colo. and Gina Covello of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; her
grandchildren Christin Covello of Laramie; Tony Covello and his partner Hayley Burke of
Windsor, Colo.; Michael Brandi and his wife Abby of Littleton, Colo.; her niece Sally Joan (Troxell) Van Der Kamp and her husband Bruce of Aurora, Colo.; her sister-in-law Joan Yvonne (Vallat) Troxell Krage of Aurora, Colo.; her niece Kathleen’s husband Philip Harl Sellew; her great-niece Whitney Joan (Van Der Kamp) Maxwell and her husband Skyler of Dodge City, Kan.; her great-nephew Charles Sellew Fiocco and his husband David Fiocco of Minneapolis, Minn.;her great-granddaughter Grace Brandi; great-nieces McKenzie and Courtney Maxwell; and her great-great-nephew Jonah Sellew Fiocco.
A celebration of life will be held during the summer of 2021.