Nancylee Finley
  • 77 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 14, 1939
  • Place of birth:
    Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Date of passing: Mar 4, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Boise, Idaho, United States
A place to honor the memory of Nancylee who will be with us all forever.

This memorial website was created in memory of Nancylee Finley. We will remember her forever. Thank you all for your kind thoughts and words as you have all shown generous love.  Her obituary is on the "Her Life" tab above. Please feel free to tell your stories here as well.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service to be held in Boise on May 7th in the Penthouse at The Owyhee from 5 - 7 p.m.

To learn more or RSVP, please visit: http://evite.me/F1Mvkud3CT

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to:

St. Luke's Hospice
325 W. Idaho St. 
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 381-2721

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Marcia Courtney on 5th May 2016

"I met NancyLee when she signed up for Homebound Services through the Library. It was a pleasure to bring her the very interesting books she requested. She had a great mind and wit.We talked about our families, single parenthood, politics, the challenge of health issues and so much more. When she decided to just use our online services I missed her company. I was lucky to know her."

This tribute was added by Steve Craig on 4th May 2016

"Nancy and I became friends quickly but sadly this happened near the end of her struggles.  Her sharp wit and worldly knowledge could carry any conversation and she always was eager to share thoughts and ideas.  She was fun to talk with and she showed me kindness and respect.  In so many ways Nancy would remind me of my mother too.  Her passing leaves her family and friends with sad but lovely memories.  Rest in peace Nancy.  I know that we will meet again."

This tribute was added by Kendal Barlow on 2nd April 2016

"Mom, There is not a minute that goes by i do not think of you..  I miss you so much.. You were my best friend. You were the best mom ever!! You taught me grace, compassion for the planet, and how to be a lady.  I want to thank you for being my mom. Im so glad i got to spend time with you as a friend not only a mother. I am missing our long talks about the world.. I miss your wisdom. you were the smartest person I have ever known.. I know you are at peace now mom..  Know that you are forever in my heart. i love you mom xoxox"

This tribute was added by Sharon Berry on 10th March 2016

"Nancy I will miss you.You were truly a blessing to me. You made me feel like part of your Family. I will Cherish the time we spent together for the past 10 years. I am grateful for all your encouraging words. Thank you Family for allowing me to be a part of your Mother's life. Praying for you during this time of loss. Love Kay"

This tribute was added by Michele Berry on 10th March 2016

"I am so glad to have been able to stop by & visit Nancy when I made a special trip home to see my parents. We talked and laughed and she encouraged & motivated me. My mother was her caregiver but talked about her like family.  I will miss hearing about Nancy & I send my condolences to the family.
Kay's daughter Michele"

This tribute was added by Bette Burke on 9th March 2016

"To my beautiful friend Nancy:  50 years ago we met and spent quite a few years together raising our little ones and as I remember in those early years, we spent a lot of time laughing & having a wonderful time.   Rest in peace my friend."

This tribute was added by Merrill Bading on 8th March 2016

It was an honor to know you and your family. You will be missed and remembered.

This tribute was added by Judy Calvo on 7th March 2016

"Mrs. Finley, as I referred to her as a child, will always be remembered as a hard working mom. She inspired me to become a hard working woman in order to succeed in life."

This tribute was added by Anita Hayford on 7th March 2016

"My Beautiful Sister,
You will never know how much I admired you. Your incredible strength and accomplishments are truly unbelievable. You managed to raise five wonderful children and work outside the home in a world that was often, not good to women. When I needed you, you were there and taught me to strive for things I never thought I could undertake. I am so very proud to be your sister. Go in peace and know that you will always be in my heart."

This tribute was added by Terry Canfield Schmidt on 7th March 2016

"My friend for over 40 years.  I already miss our weekly phone conversations, sharing the joys of our respective children, the good times we had in SF and how amazing and blessed our lives have been. I am so grateful that you have been my "kindred spirit".  You have left a most important "Legacy", your children and their families.  I love you forever...kiddo"

This tribute was added by Dale Greene on 6th March 2016

"I knew your lovely Mom in Berkeley. She was an inspiration, and truly a beautiful woman. We shared love of our children as well as other common interests."

This tribute was added by Carol Sugerman on 6th March 2016

"Darbi - I never knew your mom, nor do I know your siblings - but just from this lovely memorial page and all of the pictures I certainly can see what a very special woman she was. Someone who loved her family and brought love and joy into each one of your lives. So many great memories for you to hold onto during this very difficult time. My deepest condolences to you all........"

This tribute was added by Tessa Evans-Campbell on 6th March 2016

"Aunt Nancy - You were such an amazing woman. I looked up to you more than you probably know. I remember visiting you in SF, NYC, Pasco and you were so smart, beautiful, and glamorous! You inspired me to dream big and live out loud.  As I grew, I realized how challenging it must have been to raise 5 kids, work so hard, and move up the ladder when so few women had opportunities. What adventures you had while raising an incredible family! And now you're on the biggest adventure of all.  Godspeed Auntie.  I love you."

This tribute was added by Darres McMahon on 6th March 2016

"Mom, I will miss you every day. I feel so lucky to have you as a mom. Our life was so fun, you took us all on such a great ride. You were optimistic always and taught us so much on overcoming diversity in our lives. Raising 5 children was no easy feat and many times I know the burdens on you were large. I admire you and will always hold you in my heart. Until we meet again mom, I love you."

This tribute was added by Bob McMahon on 6th March 2016

"We will miss you Nana.  Thanks for so many great times we had together,   Darres and I followed Nana to NY to live and work. Nana always making sure we had a good time, Nana would have  big crab feeds , take us to  Carnage Hall or just a Sunday afternoon at the movies.  After Nana retired we all went .River rafting and train rides in Idaho, she loved a good adventure and were always game for having fun..  You treated your grandchild so well, with  magazine prescriptions, videos and sending them little notes in the mail.   You were  the best mother in law i could have asked for.  You maybe gone but you will never be  forgotten .  God Bless"

This tribute was added by Guy Finley on 6th March 2016

"Mom, I love you and will miss you every day. You were the coolest Mom ever and I have so many wonderful memories growing up/ growing old with your guiding hand and inspiration. Molly, Mac, Sam and I wish you eternal peace in the universe and send hugs/kisses to you forever. Xoxo."

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This memorial is administered by:

Kendal Barlow
Darbi Finley
Darres McMahon
Guy Finley
Nanci Boslau


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