Regina "Gina" Nussman

September 14, 1953 - August 9, 2020
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Regina (Gina) Ann Nussman age 66 left this world and gained her angel wings on August 9, 2020. Regina was born on September 14, 1953 as Regina Pugh in Garden City Michigan moving to Tucson when she was 14. She is preceded in death by her daughter Joanna R. Chester (Nussman), father James W. Pugh and mother Martha A. Pugh (Gean). She is survived by her husband of 48 years James R. (Jim) Nussman, daughters Jessica R. Howell (Richard), Justina R. Trejo (Robert), Julia Nussman, brother Perry Pugh (Mary) and son-in-law Kevin Chester (Tricia).
She leaves behind eight grandchildren. James (JR) Russell Trejo, Ramon (Ray) Andrew Trejo, Abigail Maire Chester, Grace Marie Howell, Charlotte James Chester, Benjamin Michael Chester, Hope Regina Howell and David Anthony Chester.
Gina graduated from Palo Verde High School. Jim and Gina meet at Junior Achievement of Tucson, marrying on June 10, 1972. They moved to the Flowing Wells Community in 1978, raising their four daughters in the Flowing Wells School District.
She worked for the district from 1992-2002 eventually leaving to work for the U of A as a Business Manger before retiring in 2014.
She spent her retirement years spending time with her family and grandchildren, attending all their activities and helping with any of their projects. She was active in her church family of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. Gina volunteered with the Flowing Wells Continental Little League where five out of eight of her grandchildren played softball and baseball. She started volunteering in the Flowing Wells School District in 1985, continuing for 35 years. You would often find her making or putting up bulletin boards, building sets for musicals, sewing costumes or set parts, laminating or grading papers. Anything a teacher or student needed she was there to help with a kind smile on her face.
Gina touched so many lives and will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved her.
A private viewing and graveside service will be held at Marana Cemetery. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.
In Lieu of flowers the family kindly asks that you consider a donation in Gina’s name to the Flowing Wells Education Foundation. Checks can be sent to Flowing Wells Education Foundation c/o Flowing Wells School District, 1556 W. Prince Road, Tucson, AZ 85705

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Born: September 14, 1953
Died: August 9, 2020

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Ryan Lopez posted on 8/24/20

My condolences to the Nussman Family. So many fun memories from my childhood came from Gina and the Nussman household. We always felt so loved when walking through those doors. You will be missed Gina. Praying for strength, comfort and courage. Peace and Love. Ryan Lopez


Karen Allison posted on 8/17/20

Dear Jim and Family, May you feel God’s loving arms surrounding you with His great love and comfort. We will truly miss seeing Gina at church. Love and prayers, Karen and Jim Allison


Judy Lopez posted on 8/16/20

Our deepest sympathy and condolences on the passing of Gina. We will always remember her as such a vibrant, helpful, caring and full of life person. I will always treasure our friendship and the loving care she gave to my children Ryan and Aly. Gina was always reaching out to help others and I admired her energy to do so. Her love of God and family was her top priority. Please reach out to us when you have a celebration of life ceremony- We would love to be present and honor her. We still have our old home phone #. or you can request our email from the mortuary. Our love and prayers go out to you and your families. Love Judy and Armando Lopez and family


Mary Hodges posted on 8/15/20

My condolences for the death of such a good women My prayers to all of you