Nancy Lee Windrem

Nancy Lee Windrem. Courtesy photo.

Nancy Lee Windrem was an inspirational teacher whether instructing fourth grade students in a classroom or teaching songs to Girl Scouts around a campfire.

Born in Berkeley on Oct. 29, 1927, Nancy passed away on April 27, 2022, in Santa Rosa.

As a young child, Nancy was adopted into the family of Lee D. Windrem and Marjorie Rickabaugh Windrem and their two adult sons, Marion and Philip. They lived in Point Richmond where Lee practiced law.

In 1932, the family moved to Marjorie’s ancestral home in Kelseyville in Lake County. Nancy attended Kelseyville schools and graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College and UC Berkeley.

Nancy first worked for the Girl Scouts and then obtained her teaching credential and taught in public schools in Berkeley, the East Bay and Santa Barbara. She taught a year in New Zealand and then in a private school in Calistoga.

Nancy retired to the Burbank Heights senior community in Sebastopol where she served as a docent for many years at Luther Burbank’s Experiment Farm.

Energetic and athletic, Nancy loved swimming, camping, hiking, backpacking and skiing with friends. She shared her passions with her nieces and nephews, always with fun and laughter.

Nancy is survived by nieces, Phyllis Morales, Susan Lozano and Marjorie Windrem, and nephews, Peter Windrem and David Windrem and their spouses, children and grandchildren.

At a family ceremony, she will be laid to rest alongside her parents and brothers in the Kelseyville Cemetery.

God bless you Nancy Lee. May you rest in peace.