Obituary for Nancy Deborah Boland

Nancy Deborah Boland of Safford, passed away Oct. 8, 2019, at the age of 68. Nancy, or Debbie, as she was known by her family and friends, was born March 29, 1951, in Mobile, Alabama, to parents Al “Buck” Stringer and Nancy “Catherine” Babcock Stringer, with siblings Cheryl, Steve, and Doug.

The family moved to Arizona, where Nancy graduated from Bisbee High School, class of 1969. In 1971, Nancy married Larry Scott and they were blessed with two daughters, Janet and Keri. The marriage lasted for 12 years before ending in divorce in 1983. Nancy went to Eastern Arizona College, where she earned her Associate Degree as a dietitian, graduating in 1985. She later married Jon Boland and spent many happy years with him before his passing.

Nancy Boland

Nancy enjoyed cooking, reading, and visiting with family and friends. She always saw the good side of everyone. She was loving, very honest, had a good sense of humor, was always dependable, hard-working, very compassionate and generous; she was a very Godly woman.  Her favorite saying was “you dingbat!”.

She is survived by her daughters, Janet (Shawn) McNutt and Keri (Steve) Blackman; her siblings, Cheryl (Henry) Smith, Steve (Ellen) Stringer, and Doug (Shellie) Stringer; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, Al “Buck” and Nancy “Catherine” Stringer, her first husband, Larry Scott, and her second husband, Jon Boland.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.  Online condolences may be extended at