Nancy Ann Rampmaier Bourgeois passed away Dec. 25,  after a battle with cancer.

She was born in Orange,  July 29, 1947. Nancy graduated from Bridge City High School in 1965. She later received her degree in education from Lamar University. She was married to Alexander Bourgeois.

Nancy started her teaching career at West Orange Stark Middle School teaching Texas History, and was a cheerleader coach. She later moved up to teach U.S. History and coach the cheerleaders at West Orange High School. The last five years of her teaching career she taught history at Memorial High School in Port Arthur. She had a profound love of teaching and loved each and every student as if they were her own child. She retired in 2012. She was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Bridge City.

She was preceded in death by both her parents William “Buster” and Norma “Mickey” Rampmaier; brother Floyd “Butch” Rampmaier, and her husband Alexander Bourgeois.

She was survived by her daughter Amanda Harris and husband Chris Harris, and her step children, Richard Bourgeois and Judy Bourgeois, and grandchildren Aubrey Harris and Katie Bourgeois.

The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Mr. Jerry Fenter, chaplain with Harbor Hospice. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Lane Paxson, Ricky Savoie, Jerry Savant, William Tramel, David Dupuis and Burt Tietje. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tommy Lester and Kenneth Dupuis.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Harbor Hospice, 2450 N. Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713.