A lot can happen in a hundred years, and last Friday, Nan Lou Remy reached the 100 year anniversary of her birth as family and friends celebrated with her. They recalled memories and changes seen during her century of life.
Born Nan Louise Yarborough on April 19, 1913, in Booneville’s Glendale community, she eventually married Robert Lee Remy of Mulberry. They had two sons: Robert E. "Gene," wife Linda; and David Remy, wife, Ann. Both sons and wives raised their families in Booneville.
Nan has four grandchildren, Gena Stagg of Fayetteville, Nick Remy of Fort Smith, Blake Remy of Booneville and Suzanne Remy of Booneville. She also has for great-grandchildren.
When Nan and her husband first moved to Booneville, he went into the lumber business in the Joyland Park area. Later, Mr. Remy purchased the Arkansas Liquified Gas Company in the mid-1940’s, and it is still operated today by the Remy’s two sons. Through the years, Nan and her husband were very active in the Arkansas Propane Gas Association.
When Robert L. and Nan Remy made their home in Booneville, they embraced the progressive associations and activities, according to many community friends. Nan became active in the Rose Garden Club, P.E.O Women’s Educational Organization, and the First Baptist Church, where she worked on several committees through the years. She was known as a "vibrant force" in helping to promote growth and development of new buildings, programs and missions.
Nan now resides at Oak Manor Nursing Center in Booneville.