On Feb. 24, 2021, Nann Southworth Sherwood passed peacefully to the next step in her journey. Lovingly called “Nana,” she was born May 14, 1942, in Belfast to Ralph W. and Myrtle D. Southworth.

A graduate of Crosby High School in Belfast, she earned her undergraduate degree from the National University of San Diego, after having relocated with her family to California. She subsequently enjoyed a long, fulfilling, and successful career as financial director of the Chula Vista, Calif., Elementary School District.

Nann was extremely confident in her convictions and was a powerful source of support to family and friends, among whom she was a living legend. Her kind and caring approach in dealing with everyone earned her the love and respect she enjoyed throughout her incredible life. She gave unselfishly of herself so that others might find happiness. Her wry wit resulted in a wealth of wonderful stories, usually hilarious in the telling, with Nann as the main character. To watch her tell these stories was a sight to behold and revealed her loving and comedic soul. To know her was to love her.

Nann will be forever missed by her loving husband, Charles (Chuck, Papa) Rudolph III; her children, Dianne Lloy and husband Tom, Jeffrey Sherwood, Bruce Sherwood and wife Debbie, and Kristin Read and husband Philip, stepson Chuck Rudolph IV and wife Jessica; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of California and Washington; and a brother, Warren Southworth, and wife Ruth of Searsport. Nann is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, and will be sorely missed by all, on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

Thanks to all for your condolences, love and beautiful memories in recent days of Nann, who gave so selflessly to those she loved. Her constant gift of love and laughter will live on in each of us. We ask that when you think of her, please smile and feel her strength. She will forever be in our hearts, and we are blessed and thankful for her presence in our lives. From the family, “We love you, Mom, Nana, Aunt Nann, Nann, fashionista, pool party queen, expert ice cream eater, baker and homemaker.” Our lives will go on, and we are so much richer and wiser for having known this extraordinarily wondrous woman.

Godspeed, precious Nann, until we meet again.