Nancy Ann Queen, 75, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Forest Ridge Health & Rehab in Bremerton. She was born June 30, 1938, to Miles and Nellie (Allen) Norris in Peoria, Illinois. She lived in Grays Harbor County since 1979, with the exception of her last eight months in Bremerton. She returned to school and graduated from Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore., in 1977. She worked with her husband in their appliance repair business as an accountant. Later in life, she worked as a caregiver for many years. She married Lawrence E. Queen on July 26, 1955, in Peoria. They had been together since the age of fourteen until his death in 2001.
She enjoyed puzzle books. She enjoyed talking on the phone long distance with her friend, Anita, as they both watched television together.
Her immediate family includes sons, Larry, James, Thomas, and daughter-in-law, Becky of Grays Harbor County, and son, Randy of Bremerton. She has 15 grandchildren. Life-long friends include Pitty Pat of Illinois, Sandy of Minnesota, Anita of California and Kelly of Hoquiam. Other friends include those at Harbor Manor in Hoquiam. A son, Michael; and her brother, Donald, died before her.
Thanks and appreciation to the staff at Forest Ridge Nursing Home.