Nancy Mae Egbert

Nancy Mae Egbert

March 26, 1942 – Sept. 24, 2018

Longtime Alaskan educator, Nancy Mae Egbert, 76, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, with her family by her side at Central Peninsula Hospital after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at the Nikiski Recreation Center. A finger-foods potluck lunch will be served following the memorial service.

Nancy was born March 26, 1942, in Duluth, Minnesota. She received her education in Duluth and graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1960. She furthered her education at Vocational Technical School in Duluth, where she became an occupational assistant. She moved to Alaska on July 10, 1970. She lived in Homer from 1970-74, where she worked at AK Seafoods. She moved to Anchor Point in 1974 and began her lengthy career as a longtime educator for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. She moved to Kenai in 1976 and then to Nikiski in 1977, where she lived until her passing. She retired from the School District in 2016. She also worked at the Katmai in Kenai, Inlet Cards and Crafts and the Anchor River Inn.

Nancy was a member of the Kenai United Methodist Church, and was active in 4-H, Forensics, Order of the Eastern Star, Nikiski Senior Center, Kenai Peninsula Historical Society, Kenai Historical Society, Elks Club, United Methodist Church Board, and knitting chemo hats for Katmai Oncology. Nancy also participated with the Kenai Peninsula Performers in two plays and 11 musicals.

She enjoyed knitting, sewing, Kenai Peninsula Oiler’s baseball, the church choir and Sweet Adelines.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Egbert; her mother, Lillian Eng. and her father, Leonard Osborne.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Kristen and Steve Hansell of Athena, Oregon, and Janet and Virgil Gattenby of Kenai; grandchildren, Tony Hansell of Virginia and Jonathan Hansell of Athena, Oregon, Jacit Lassen and husband, Thomas, of Washington, and JaLeen, Jacob and Aaron Gattenby of Kenai; siblings, Marilyn Tillman, William Eng and Darlene Virta; and six nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Nikiski Senior Center, High School Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 6973, Nikiski, AK 99635.

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.