Jillyan Davidson Nance

January 6, 1983 ~ June 9, 2022

Born in: Innisfail, Alberta, Canada
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Jillyan Davidson Nance, of Arlington, Texas left her earthly home on Thursday, June 9th, 2022.

Jill is survived by her loving husband, Jared Nance. She was an incredibly wonderful and proud mother to her five children: Gabriel, Galena, Liam, Luca and Finn Nance. Jill is also survived by her parents, Betty and Ken Davidson, her two sisters, Crystal Tooker and Trisha Patharam, seven nieces and nephews, and countless other family members and friends.

Jill grew up in Bowden, Alberta, Canada, where she developed a love of nature and the outdoors (especially the snow in the winter). She also had a special relationship with her Grandpa Leonard, and enjoyed sewing and going to the Sinclair farm as a little girl. Jill enjoyed hunting, fishing, and in her high school years, playing ice hockey. Jill had an extremely strong faith in God, going on several missions over the course of her teens and twenties (and serving others constantly ever since). She attended Rocky Mountain College (go Rams) and worked for American Airlines for 15 years. Despite moving to Texas nearly 20 years ago, Jill never fully adjusted to always-on air conditioning and, as a result, was known to wear a hooded sweatshirt, even during the dog days of summer in Texas.

Jill fought various health battles over the past two years, and while her body ultimately failed her, she somehow always found a way to give of herself to her friends and, especially, her family. Jill’s heart was pure gold, and while she had other duties and hobbies, Jill’s primary passion always started and ended with her family. Jared and Jill’s journey to parenthood was paved with several miracles, but started with a deep love for each other and the family they would have one day. Over the course of their 15 year marriage, Jared and Jill fostered 13 (yes, you read that correctly – thirteen) children, though they “only” had five beautiful kids that would get to call Jill “mom” for good until the day she was called home. If you knew Jill, you knew how much she loved her children, and how much that love defined who she was.

Jill was a constantly loving mom to her kids, perfect partner (as perfect as any of us can strive to be) to Jared, and friend to all who knew her. She will be deeply missed by her many loved ones. While she was taken from us far too early, she spread more love on this earth in her 39 years than most of us will in twice that time.

In lieu of flowers, Jared would like to request a donation to an organization that has played an important role in he and Jill’s life. You can learn more about and donate to Encourage One Another at: e1a.org.

A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Wade Family Funeral Home in Arlington on Friday, June 17th from 6-8 PM. There will be a memorial service at 11 AM on Saturday, June 18th at Fielder Church in Arlington.


Public Visitation: Friday, June 17, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Service: Saturday, June 18, 2022 11:00 am

Fielder Church
2011 South Fielder Road
Arlington, TX 76013

(817) 460-2234

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  1. Liam, Gabe, Galena, Luca, Finn, and Jared-

    I am so sorry to your loss. I know this has left a huge whole in your hearts. I will be praying for you to feel God’s love and comfort through all of your days.

    Sending love and hugs,
    Heather Cook and family

  2. CandleImageWe are so very shocked and saddened to hear of Jill’s passing. She was an amazing person, and loved by so many. Most of all, her family, I’m sure! Jared, your entire family has been and will remain in our prayers. You have our deepest condolences. David and Lyn Leake

  3. Jillyan I will miss you. I’m glad God allowed you to have been one of my coworkers. Praying for you Nance family. Until we meet again.

    Bridgett G.

  4. CandleImageOur deepest sympathies to all of Jill’s family. Thinking and praying for you all!

  5. CandleImageMy heart goes out to all of Jill’s family and many loved ones and friends. Thinking of you all.
    Love Tracey

  6. We have so many
    Memories of Jill and Nicky playing together as children. Jill was always laughing and giggling no matter what they were up to. They seemed to be either at Ken and Betty’s or our house or at theSinclair’s most of the time. Jillian was a wonderful mother and loved her children to the ends of the earth. Taken too soon, you will be so missed. Rest easy Jill. 💗

  7. I’m so sorry for your loss. Jill is a spectacular woman. She has always been generous, thoughtful, loving and brave. She’s trusted Jesus with her life and has glorified him through all the good and hard times. I’m praying for you all as you grieve her and wait to see her again. Peace, comfort, and strength to you all.

  8. Jared,
    Stan and I have only been privileged to know you and Jill for a little over a year but you both made such an impact on us. I can’t believe Jill is gone! I loved her humor and the love you shared. The way Jill spoke of you and all the children was an encouragement to us. I’m just so sorry for your loss.
    You’re in our prayers,
    Stan and Laura Williams

  9. To the Nance and Davidson families,
    Our hearts ache for you. We did not personally know Jill but have seen her and have been praying for her at Lake Church thanks to Marsha and James keeping us updated. This was a hard hit so may you feel the arms of Jesus tightly around you all.

    We looked at the site she wanted to shine her light on and it was something special! We knew nothing about it. We wanted to say our small offering was in memory of Jillian but did not see a place to do that, but wanted you to know we honored Jillian’s request. Thanks for letting us know, Jared.

    Carol and Henry Gilbert

  10. CandleImageTo the Nance family, especially Gabe!
    I am so sorry about your beautiful mother’s passing. I remember your mom bringing you to my Fourth grade class at Wood. She was so positive and supportive of you starting up in a new school. She always had a smile on her face and such a positive, can do outlook. I will be praying for you and your family. Know you are surrounded by so many teachers and friends from Wood who love ya’ll!

    Sincere Sympathy, Mrs. Jebsen

  11. CandleImageMy heart aches for your loss. An Angel with special gifts will watch over all of you.
    Feel her love, smile for the joys Jillyan gifted all that new her.

    Much Love,
    Bob and Willow Reeder

  12. CandleImageSo very sorry for your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers for God’s peace, comfort and strength 🙏🏻

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  14. Jared and family, You have our deepest sympathies at this troubling time. There are just no words to express what you and family are facing. You will be forever in our thoughts. Love always, Aunt Linda and Uncle Gilbert

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  16. CandleImageI have retired and didn’t know of Jill’s passing. My deepest sympathy to her family and those who loved her. She lived a life of example and kindness to all. She had tremendous faith and courage and was an example of leading a strong and dedicated Christian life. You will be missed but your example of how to live will stay within our hearts. It is an honor to know you.

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