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Douglas Nugent

Walter T.K. Nugent

January 11, 1935 - September 08, 2021

Walter Nugent died peacefully after a 3-week hospital stay at University of Washington NW Hospital near his home in Seattle. He and Suellen had lived for 2 years in Seattle after relocating from their long-time home in Highland Park, IL to be closer to most of his children. We, his children, are very grateful...  see more

OBITUARY
Walter Terry King Nugent (IU faculty, 1963-1984) was born on January 11, 1935, in Watertown, New York.  He was the first child of Clarence A. Nugent, office manager of nearby paper mills, and Florence King Nugent, a former teacher and homemaker.  He died on September 8, 2021 at UW Northwest Hospital in Seattle, WA surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren.  He was the loving husband of Suellen Hoy.  He leaves behind a sister,...  see more
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  • Rebecca Sovie
    Walter T K Nugent
    February 1941
  • george nugent
    Walt was my brother-in-law and my friend. He was always interested in my life, always caring and offering to help in anyway he could. One time he visited and the house was a mess, I was 7 months pregnant. Six kids running through the house and he tied a...  more
  • Rachel Nugent
    Thank you all for joining us for Walter's memorial service.
  • Rachel Nugent
    Thanksgiving 2006.MOV
  • Rachel Nugent
    Dear Rachel Nugent,

    I knew your father both professionally and personally initially via Suellen Hoy; Sue and I were colleagues in NC.

    Walter was a historian of the first rank and a friend of a generous nature. Due to a complicated family situation...  more
  • Rachel Nugent
    George W. Scott
    12501 Greenwood Ave., North Apt, C-315
    Seattle, WA, 90 8133

    May 29, 2022.

    About my friend Walter Nugent…

    I knew him for...  more
  • Mary Van Cleave
    I was always (still am) so very impressed with Uncle Walt. His intelligence, his humor, just who he was! The losses we have endured this past year reminds me how fleeting time really is. I want to be sure to treasure our times together and make the most...  more
  • Anne Pierce
    Uncle Walt, writer, teacher, musician and historian extraordinaire! He was so many things to so many people. My fondest memories will always be sharing his understated but incredibly sharp sense of humor. We emailed jokes back and forth for years trying...  more
  • Ben Nugent
    When I was a teenager and serious about playing classical violin, Uncle Walt took me to Michigan to have a lesson with a renowned violin teacher at the University of Michigan. I remember being nervous at first but was relieved that Uncle Walt sat in on...  more
  • Rebecca Sovie
    Uncle Walt was a revered member of our family. We all were in awe of his achievements, but even more touched by his humility and kindness. It was an honor and an event when he visited Watertown.
    Last year I emailed Uncle Walt to tell him about a little...  more
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    • Rebecca Sovie
      Rachel Nugent Thanks for the lovely story, Becky. I don't know the details of the SUNY Potsdam call but i sure do know how much Dad loved that library. And all libraries. Thanks also for the photo which i don't have. If you want any of the photos that you see in the...  more
      • May 30, 2022
  • Andrew  Nugent
    I always looked up to Uncle Walt and always enjoyed his visits to Watertown and watching him and my father catch up and share stories about our family or anything for that matter. I always felt proud to tell other about Walt whenever Norte Dame came up...  more
  • Hannah Nugent
    I’ll always remember playing the piano for my Uncle Walt, when I was very young and still learning my way around the keys. His easy encouragement made me feel supported and proud to be learning an instrument that he also played so well. In the early...  more
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    • Hannah Nugent
      Rachel Nugent Thank you, Hannah. Keep an eye on the slide show tomorrow and you will see a photo of you and Dad at the piano. I might have a few more of those if you would like them. I hope you are doing well. Lots of love, rachel
      • May 30, 2022
  • Rachael Soto
    Uncle Walt will always remain a true gentleman in my memory. It was a special occasion for our family when Uncle Walt would come to Watertown for a visit. We all knew, of course, how much our father loved him, but it didn’t take long for us to grow so...  more
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    • Rachael Soto
      Rachel Nugent Love it, Rachael. You have made me laugh at a time that i feel more like crying. thank you. your cousin with better spelling, Rachel.
      • May 30, 2022
  • Katherine Yngve
    • Katherine Yngve
      Katherine Yngve Menu from Chez Jean, the French restaurant "just south of the Indianapolis airport," where all three of Walt's daughters were treated to a special night out on their 13th birthday.
      • May 26, 2022
  • Ellen Stevens
    In 1968 my husband, Errol Stevens, was a graduate student at Indiana University. He never imagined that his professor, Walter Nugent, would become his lifelong mentor and good friend. Walter supported Errol personally and professionally keeping in touch...  more
    • Ellen Stevens
      Rachel Nugent Thank you for that beautiful story, Ellen.
      • May 30, 2022
  • Michael Ebner
    We had the wonderful opportunity to share the Highland Park years with Suellen and Walter. Enjoyed our frequent dinner outings as well as driving into Chicago for monthly meetings of a history seminar. Always illuminating. We cherish our memories,...  more
  • Maureen Murphy
    Condolences to all of the Nugent family. I only knew Walter a short time through our Irish connection, but it was a privilege to know him. Regards to all. Maureen Murphy