July 27, 1939—November 8, 2017
Nancy Jean Lindberg, 78, of Wells, Nevada passed away on November 8, 2017 in Boise, Idaho, surrounded by her daughters, after a short battle with cancer.
Nancy was born in Ironwood, Michigan on July 27, 1939. She attended Luther L. Wright High School and went on to earn a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan. Nancy taught in elementary schools for over 40 years. During retirement she volunteered at the Wells Senior Citizens Center and continued her love of reading, gardening, baking, taking walks and traveling back to Ironwood to visit family and friends. Nancy grew up ice skating and skiing and maintained those activities much of her adult life.
Nancy is preceded in death by her mother and father, Esther and Toivo Makela, brothers, Willard and Kenny, husband Bill and granddaughter Olivia Kemp.
Nancy is survived by her daughter, Lisa Kemp and granddaughters, Lauren and Caroline of Elkhorn, Nebraska. She is also survived by daughters, Gwen and Jane Lindberg and grand-daughter Alexandra of Boise, Idaho, sisters-in-law, Judy Makela of Bemidji, Minnesota, June Lindberg of Marinesco, Michigan and Sharon Usinger of Hollywood, Florida.
Nancy and her husband will be laid to rest in a family plot in Ironwood at an undetermined date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or to Harrison’s Hope Hospice, 3137 S. Meridian Road Ste. 120, Meridian, ID 83642.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI), The Terraces of Boise and Harrison’s Hope Hospice for assisting Nancy’s daughters in her loving care.