Nancy T. von Hohenleiten

June 22, 1928 - August 24, 2022
Nancy T. von Hohenleiten

Nancy T. von Hohenleiten, 94, peacefully passed away on August 24, 2022, at Carolina Village Care Center. Born in Syracuse, New York, to the late Wallace and Leona Thomas; she is also predeceased by her beloved husband Ralph Lobmeyr von Hohenleiten.

Nancy attended Syracuse High School and Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, graduating with B.A. in History. She then attended the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston and then embarked on a career as an executive secretary. Her first job with the Carnation corporation took her to California where she met and married Ralph. Together they had two surviving children Christopher and Cynthia.

Nancy loved to travel, and Ralph’s frequent job transfers relocated them to Texas, Connecticut, Tennessee and Sheffield, England. While in England, she developed a love of antiques, brass rubbing, and Welsh corgis. Upon returning to the States, she worked as the secretary of the United Methodist Church in New Canaan, CT, and years later as secretary of the United Methodist Church of Hendersonville, NC.  She was a resident of Carolina Village for fourteen years where she was active in Readers Theater, bridge groups and water aerobics.

Left to cherish Nancy’s memory are her children Cynthia von Hohenleiten and her husband Perry Hayes of Gainesville, Georgia, and Christopher Lobmeyr von Hohenleiten and his wife Andrea Hostetler von Hohenleiten of Jamestown, Rhode Island; grandsons Chris and Eric Lobmeyr von Hohenleiten; niece Patricia Smith and nephew Richard Thomas.

She is lovingly remembered for her determination, generosity, and joyful laugh.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 10, 2022, in the Magnolia Room of Carolina Village Care Center at 11am. Refreshments will be served after.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Nancy in a special way may send donations to Four Seasons Compassion for Life Hospice Care, Memorial Donations for Mrs. Nancy T. von Hohenleiten. 


Memorial Service

Saturday, September 10, 2022
11:00 AM

Carolina Village Magnolia Room - Directions
600 Carolina Village Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • August 28, 2022
    Kevin Clark says:
    Remembering and celebrating Nancy both at home and at work. The von Hohenleiten family has a special place in my heart during formative years; Nancy, Ralph, Chris & Cindy all friends. Warm family Nancy transformed into military precision Nancy in her role as church secretary and gatekeeper to the pastors. Sending positive energy to everyone who knew Nancy and benefit from being part of her remarkable life.

  • August 27, 2022
    Karen Pate says:
    We will cherish the memories of fun times and summers shared on the St Lawrence River. We loved you Aunt Nancy! XO Karen & family