Nancy (Shriver) Whatmore


3/19/1953 – 12/29/2023


After years of battling cancer, Nancy passed away very peacefully early December 29th.  She was a great Sister, Aunt and friend and will be missed by all.

Nancy was born to George and Frances Whatmore, 3/19/1953, at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle.  She grew up in Beaux Arts in Bellevue and lived in Bellevue most of her life.  She was a member of Bellevue High Schools class of ‘71.  She loved horses, cats, skiing, sailing, hiking, traveling, genealogy and being a member of SIFF.  Wine and nice dinners were her specialty. She was proud to be a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her sister Pam and brother David and nieces Elizabeth Ostendorf and Sharon Whatmore and nephews Christopher Ostendorf and Ethan Whatmore.

No services will be held but she asked that everyone to focus on recycling more and in lieu of flowers donation be sent to:

1.       Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Program ( https:\\ )

2.      Woodland Park Zoo (https:\\

We want to thank her doctors at Virginia Mason and Evergreen Hospice and all of the wonderful people that helped during her final time.

8 Responses to “Nancy (Shriver) Whatmore”

  • Laurie Hardcastle Conrad says:

    Friends for 67 years. We have shared and been through so much together. And I will cherish every moment of those. She was part of my heart. My mother always said that Nancy was the most beautiful girl in Beaux Arts. Didn’t even bother me. Because she was. I gave Nancy the worst advice ever. And being Nancy, she didn’t listen to me. I was so wrong! She came to me when she had just moved back into the area. She had three job offers. I can’t remember them all. One was IBM, the other was from some big company. And the third one was from the small company called Microsoft. I told her to choose one of the first two, because Microsoft was young. With no promise of their future. Nancy was number 13 in Microsoft. She knew her own path. I loved her and I will continue to. Nobody like her. This hit me hard. I still need her in my life.

  • PJ Hardcastle says:

    Thank you for being such an amazing friend to my mother. She speaks so highly of you. Wish you were still here. RIP

  • Hannah Wygal says:

    Oh Nancy! Always such a thoughtful soul. For years she sent memberships to The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor for each of my girls. They loved visiting the museum knowing a whale was being supported in their name. When the girls first received the hand-me-down foul weather gear from Nancy there were at least five big rolls cuffed at each ankle and each wrist, they were swimming in it! But absolutely loved it. They wore that gear until it was too short to even reach their ankles. Every single time it was put on we talked about how thoughtful it was of Nancy to think of them. You are greatly missed, rest assured that your kind heart will continue on through the stories we share. xoxxo. Hannah

  • Johnny Lo says:

    Thank you for all the many cheers together at the CTC. I always love how Nancy is straight forward. One day we will meet again with many 🍷 🥂.

  • Russ Prior says:

    I did not know Nancy well in adulthood, nor, for that matter as kids. But we went to public school starting at Enatai through BHS. Maybe even UW? Somehow or other, I feel like I’ve lost a family member. The name Nancy Whatmore will always be a part of my life. Rest in peace, Nancy!

  • Elizabeth Hardcastle says:

    Nancy is so beloved by our family. My mom has regaled us with stories of their childhood in Beaux Arts Village my entire life. Stories of gramma Helen gleaming over Nancy and so much more. In addition, she also made one of my most special days possible by throwing me my wedding shower. It was filled with laughter and love, just as she always was herself. Lucky me to have had a chance to be in her presence and I will never forget her gift of laughter.

  • Barbara Henning says:

    Heartfelt condolences to Nancy’s family and friends from a fellow “proud to be a DAR member” of Cascade Chapter, Bellevue.

  • Mercer Girls Chapter, DAR says:

    To the family of Nancy Whatmore,
    We were recently notified of Nancy’s passing and wanted to express our deep sympathy to you.May the Lord surround all of you with His comfort and peace in the days ahead.
    Mercer Girls Chapter, DAR
    Ps.34:18 ; Rev.21:4

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