Nancy Kay Pollock

October 6, 1961

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February 5, 2021

Nancy Kay Pollock

October 6, 1961

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February 5, 2021

Nancy Kay Pollock, 59, of Billings gained her angel wings on Feb. 5, 2021.

Nancy was born in Billings on Oct. 6, 1961, to Ronald and Violet (Krum) Balzer. She grew up on the family farm and later graduated from Huntley Project High School. During her high school years, Nancy met the love of her life, Gary Pollock, and they were married on Sept. 3, 1983. On May 16, 1984, Gary and Nancy welcomed their only child, Brooke. Being a mom to Brooke was one of her favorite joys, along with crafting, decorating and golfing. Shortly after the birth of their beloved daughter, Nancy and Gary bought the Meat and Poultry Palace and, together, created a business that many can only dream of. Working six days a week for 34 years, their love for each other only grew stronger and, as Gary said, “not many people get to spend 24 hours a day with their beautiful wife.”

Nancy is survived by her loving husband Gary; daughter Brooke (Brad) Schneider and soon to be first grandbaby Adalynn; parents  Ronald and Violet (Krum) Balzer; brother Terral (Tammy) Balzer; sister Tracey (Mike) Kragt; and sister Lori (Jeff) Moll; along with many nieces and nephews. 

“If roses grow in Heaven, Lord, please pick a bunch for me. Place them in my Mother’s arms and tell her they’re from me. Tell her that I love and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while. Because remembering her is easy, I do it every day, but there’s an ache within my heart that will never go away.” — I love you, Mom!

A celebration of life will be Saturday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. or shortly after as Nancy was never on time. Please join us at Chanceys Event Center, 266 Hogan Road, Huntley, MT 59037. 

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32 thoughts on “Nancy Kay Pollock”

  1. Lynn & Mary Jane McKittrick

    Thoughts and prayers to Gary Brooke and family. She was such a wonderful person and she will be missed.

  2. Nancy was a joy. She was always very willing to help me with my “special” requests for cuts of meat. And Daryl would always make her smile when he said “Don’t let your meat loaf”. It is a loss – the angel wings came way too soon.

  3. Oh my gosh Brooke and Gary, I am so sorry to hear about Nancy’s passing. She was a great lady and will truly be missed! Hugs to all of you! Ray, Joyce, Josh, and Aaron Sheldon

  4. I only knew Nancy from the store but she was always so wonderful. My heart breaks for your family. Praying for peace.

  5. Our hearts are broken for Gary and Brooke. We have so many fun memories of Nancy, from the Butcher Block Opens at Pryor Creek, to long summer nights on Mitch and Shelly’s patio, to sharing stories and laughs in the clubhouse at Yellowstone. We will miss you, Nancy. Gary and Brooke, you’re in our thoughts and prayers. Jalene and Kazzy

  6. Dave and Pam Malek

    Gary and Family;
    Pam and I and our family extended out deepest sympathies you you and your family. Words never seem enough at these times. God bless Nancy and your family. may she Rest In Peace
    Pam and Dave Malek

  7. Gary and Brooke,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Nancy. She was such a great person. And I’m so sorry she never got to meet her granddaughter. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all at this time. Rest in Peace Nancy.
    Sherry Smith

  8. Gary, Brooke and Family,
    Matt and I are heartbroken to hear about Nancy’s passing. She was such a beautiful, funny, and friendly person. We loved visiting with both her and Gary on our many stock up meat runs…always greeted with a hello and a smile, no request was ever not met. She will be missed by many. Planting pumpkins this year just for her, I know she loved them!! God bless all of you and our prayers are with you. RIP beautiful lady.
    Matt & Eve Boerschinger

  9. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on Nancy’s passing. I hold golfing memories in my heart with Nancy. She was always upbeat with a beautiful smile.

  10. Gary,
    So sorry for your loss! Nancy was always smiling and helpful when I came
    in to your business. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  11. Gary and Brooke…Jeff and I are just so saddened to read of Nancy’s passing. I remember lots of fun times with you guys at Shelley and Mitch’s patio and of course, Scooter’s pool. She was always such fun. And every time I see a jar of chocolate rocks, I will continue to think of Nancy! Keep all of those happy memories in your hearts and always remember the good times to help ease your pain on the tough days. My deepest condolences for you and your families. She will be missed. Hugs…Lisa and Jeff

  12. Dearest Gary..I’m so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Nancy. My prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you with His comforting love. Barb (Kramer) Smith

  13. Gary and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Like many in Billings, Nancy and Gary, are more than just local business owners. They are friendly faces that I grew up seeing on weekend shopping trips to Billings with my mom. And then they were there when I grew up and shop on my own. Nancy will be missed.

  14. I am so sorry to hear of Ms. Nancy’s departing… An angel getting her wings is an honorable gift from the Lord. May the Pollock family find comfort and peace in their hearts, by the hands of the almighty and may Ms..Nancy rest in peace. Thank you for always being so kind to me Nancy… You will be missed!!
    LisaLee

  15. Pete and Terry Vandenoever

    We only knew Nancy from the store during hunting season, but my husband and I are sad for her passing. She was always a pleasant person.

  16. Gary, Brooke and family–we are so sorry for your loss. Nancy was a wonderful person who will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Clyde & LeeAnn Lees

  17. To all the members of Nancy’s family – Scott and I hold you all in our hearts, prayers, and thoughts as you go through this journey. May hold each of you in his arms and May knowing that Nancy is home in the arms of Jesus give you some peace.

    With deepest sympathy – Scott and Lee Ann Forshee

    1. Shelley and Mitch Ruff

      Dearest Gary and Brooke-
      We are so so sorry about Nancy. We just can’t believe it and can’t even imagine what you are going through. We have so many wonderful memories of all the times we spent together through the many years. We will forever remember Nancy and her cute little smile, her sweet and funny personality, and her kindness. She was a joy to be her friend and we will miss her so much! We will always remember all the great times in Arizona, golfing at Pryor Creek, the pig races, and of course, all the gatherings at Scooter’s pool, our house, or wherever we landed. We wish there was some way we could ease your pain and sadness. You are in our hearts and prayers and we love you so much. Who is going to keep Gary in line now? (Smiles!) Our deepest condolences to you and your families. All our love – Mitch and Shelley

  18. My thoughts and prayers for Nancy’s family. Got to know her and she was always so kind and helpful. Always went there for my meats. I will miss seeing her and her smile.

  19. Deanna and Gene Keil

    We remember Nancy as a very cute little girl getting on the school bus. Then a beautiful young lady off to high school. She was blessed with a very nice, boyfriend whom she married. She was a devoted mother and wife. She and Gary worked very hard to obtain and maintain their business. They created packaging bundles of meat catering to all income levels, plus fresh right out of the meat case cuts. They also carried hard to find and very delicious high quality meat items. Nancy worked right along with Gary to maintain this highest quality meat business. She also was an attentive “Mom” to Brooke, as well as a loving supportive daughter and sister. She is gone far too soon.

    1. Gary and Brooke I am so so sorry to learn of the passing of Nancy. Nancy was a wonderful and remarkable lady that I enjoyed seeing and talking to everytime I came in to the store. I am sending a ton of Thoughts and Prayers to you all during this time. Nancy will be greatly missed by all.

  20. Jake and Chelsey Duenow

    Gary and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Nancy always treated us great when we worked at The Rex and when we shopped at Meat Palace and we were shocked to hear of her passing when we stopped in today. We are praying for you and sending you thoughts of comfort during this time.

  21. We only knew Nancy from the store and enjoyed visiting with both of you throughout the years. So sorry for your loss. Sincerely Dan and Cathy Rogers

  22. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy’s family and friends. Gone much too soon, but leaves a legacy of love and many memories. We sincerely hope, the family can find comfort in these memories and that they become more precious as time goes on.

    Jim and Carolyn Moll

  23. So sorry to hear about your loss. Nancy was always pleasant and helpful when I would come into your business to make a purchase. Sending prayers to your family.

  24. Words seem trite during this very difficult time in your lives. Please accept our condolences. We will miss seeing her “hard at work” at the store. Terry and Wayne

  25. My thoughts go out to you and your family Gary during this difficult time. Nancy was beautiful inside and out and I always enjoyed bs’ing with you guys. I sure will miss her wonderful attitude and wit. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

  26. Jack & Karlene Berish

    Gary, so sorry for you and your family’s loss. Nancy was always a ray of sunshine when we visited the store. She will be truly missed. Our sincerest condolences. Jack and Karlene

  27. Gary and Brooke, our hearts are breaking for you, we’re so sorry for your loss. Nancy was always so kind to us. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
    Doug and Shannon Fichter

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