Nancy Ann Hickmott

Our mother, Nancy Ann Hickmott of Davison, passed away January 22, 2024 at age 86. To honor her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family ceremony will be held in the future to meet the request of Nancy.  Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Nancy’s Tribute Wall at

Nancy Hickmott was born on November 1, 1937, in Davison, the daughter of J C and Wanda (Stevens) Ferguson.  She was the first daughter with three younger sisters (Susan, Kathy, and Peggy).

Surviving Nancy are her two daughters, Sally Grablick and Stephanie Mochty (Husband Garnet), and her son, David Hickmott (Wife, Kim).  Nancy (Nicknamed “Nan”) was the proud Grandmother of 7 Grandchildren: Jennifer (Jason) Skinner –  Ashley (Cody) Evans –  Ryan Wecker –  Katie (Nick) Banaszak –  Elizabeth (Harry) Kirk – Nicholas Atchison –  and Alex Hickmott.  In addition, Nancy was the proud Great Grandmother of 10 Great Grandchildren: Kayla, Jacob, and Taylor Skinner – Carter, Cooper, and Crockett Evans – Abbie, Emmett, Audrey, and Daxton Kirk.

Nancy was preceded in death by Jim Hickmott (husband), Suzanne Thatcher (daughter), Ryan Wecker (grandson), and Susan Sherwin (sister).

Nancy was very proud of her family.  The family was her life.  To say that she was the “Matriarch” of the family would be an understatement.  She was a homemaker, bookkeeper, and travel agent.  Her passion for travel and adventure stemmed from her father (J C), and it was one of the many qualities that helped shape her children and grandchildren.  In her lifetime, her travels took her all over the United States (Yosemite, Mt Rushmore, Alaska, Las Vegas, Orlando, Hawaii, and everywhere in between) as well as Canada, Mexico, and Europe (Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey).  She was also quite the organizer of many things (parties, celebrations, class reunions, and “Red Hat” adventures).  She was a people person who never met a stranger.  We cherish all the things that she taught us about travel, finances, and planning, but most of all “Family.” 

Nancy will be missed by all, but never forgotten.  May God surely bless you as you have blessed others. We love you, Mom!


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11 Condolences

  1. Jessica Jenkins on January 25, 2024 at 12:39 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all during this sorrowful time.
    Love Alene, Debbie, Jessica, RJ and Jacklynn

  2. Rhonda on January 27, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    Thinking of your family and your mom.
    Love to you.

  3. Eric Moeller on January 27, 2024 at 6:53 pm

    Prayers and deepest sympathy to entire Hickmott family. Heartfelt condolences and love, Eric and Johanna Moeller.

  4. Karen and Bruce Uhley on January 27, 2024 at 7:31 pm

    David and Sally, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I hope you will still visit Michigan so we can see you

  5. Paul and Gay Shanafelt on January 28, 2024 at 5:32 am

    Gay and I are thinking of you and your family both in our hearts and prayers. It is our belief that God will comfort you and your entire family during this time. May the light of God’s presence be a continual source of solace for you all.

  6. Ellen Judge on January 29, 2024 at 8:11 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. David you always spoke so lovingly about your Mom. We are sure she will be missed. Take care
    Ellen and Tim Judge

  7. Randy Atchison on January 29, 2024 at 11:08 am

    David and Sally, my deepest condolences for your loss. I know Nancy will be sadly missed. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Berna Sorscher on January 29, 2024 at 4:59 pm

    Though I had not seen Nancy in a number of years, my fond memories of working with her at Wise Travel will remain with me forever. She was definitely knowledgeable (as stated above in the obituary) of all the places she sold as group travel, and she thoroughly enjoyed selling as well as raveling with her groups.

    Sincerest condolences and may her name be a blessing.

  9. Pegge Adams on January 29, 2024 at 5:45 pm

    She was my sister. It was hard to accept she was gone when I learned through a text that she was gone. Planning around the obstacles in my life, I thought the next week I would go to see her for sure. I would sing some songs that we used to sing together, because I read that music helps. Her voice when she was young was a beautiful soprano, and as the little kid, I just sang along with her while Susie and Kathy harmonized.
    I was last there in November, and she was bravely trying stay in reality with me. It was clear that wasn’t easy. So gracious in thanking me for visiting. I remember all the good times we shared years ago, from trips together, parties at her house or mine, like the “Aloha” party at my house and quite a few picnics at hers. We saw Europe together. We had fun when she and Jim hosted us at the beach house in Charleston when we passed through on our way back from Florida. She would often dispense a dose of advice in her kitchen. She could be incredibly generous. She could be a force of nature. She clearly got the sewing skills from Mom (that I didn’t). She advised me on molding chocolates on a stick, and she was really good at it. I remember how she would talk about just deciding what you want and making it happen. For a long time it worked for her until her health took away her choices. Time slips away, and so do our lives. But leaving behind memories means living forever.

    She had a strong faith as a young woman. I think she still did. I was impressed by the selfless choice to donate her body to science. I remember the day she told me about it, and that there was going to be some kind of memorial for her and Jim in the Davison park. I can’t remember if it was a plaque, a tree or a bench. I wish I’d payed more attention. But death was far off then. A lot happened over the years. Sometimes there was a lot of distance. But as you get older, you realize how pointless arguments can be. I’m glad we were in a good place in the last few years. But wish I would have been there, just one more time.

  10. Darla on January 30, 2024 at 11:39 am

    So sorry for your loss. May God comfort and guide you during this difficult time. Her memory will live on in your hearts. 🙏♥️

  11. Karen Curtis on February 17, 2024 at 5:42 pm

    To the Hickmott family. Nancy was such an influence on me as a young mother who I met when our children were together in nursery school. Her attitude and ideas about families greatly affected my own about raising your children. We had so many fun times together and I cherish those memories. My condolences to Sally, Stephanie and David and the grands and greatgrands. Karen Curtis

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