This is the in memoriam for Erin “Nan” Mustard. Nan was 55, she passed away peacefully at her residence in Discovery Bay on Dec. 4, 2007. Nan was the wife of Tim Mustard and had been married for 36 years.
Nan’s parents are Adna Palmer of Texas and the late Dud Nelson. She is survived by her children, Nikki and
Steve Shipley of Discovery Bay, and Jason and Jo Mustard of Monterey Bay Academy; grandchildren, Keanna Shipley and Timothy Mustard; siblings, David and Sharon Nelson, Joe and Linda Nelson and Dana and Ron Atwood, all of Texas; numerous nieces and nephews.
Nan was born on a plantation in Greenwood, Miss. in 1952. She lived in Tracy for 10 years and was a member of Tracy Seventh Day Adventist Church, of which her husband formerly was a pastor. Nan loved singing, especially in her church choirs. She worked for Discovery Bay Travel and Discovery Appraisal Services. Nan enjoyed traveling, especially trips to Hawaii, and camping in their motor home. She also enjoyed cooking and received her qualification for cooking in hospitals and nursing homes.
Nan loved time spent with her family, especially with her grandchildren. She was known to help and visit those who suffered from the same cancer she had contracted, even while on vacations with her family. Nan will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a dear friend to many.
A graveside service was held December 7, 2007 at Union Cemetery in Brentwood. Arrangements were handled by Hotchkiss Mortuary in Tracy. Memorial contributions in Nan’s name may be made to The Life Raft Group, 40 Galesi Drive, Suite 19, Wayne, NJ 07470, or GSI Group Dana Farber Cancer, Attn: GIST Research/Dr. Demetri, 10 Brookline Place, West Brookline, MA 02445, please indicate on check: GIST Research/ Dr. Demetri.