Nancy Fedder, born in Randolph Vermont, to her wonderful parents Mary and Alan Beals. The family lived in more than 30 locations in the United States, including Poultney Vermont, where Nancy graduated from Poultney High School. Nancy and her family lived in Tripoli; eventually moved to California, where Nancy graduated Sierra Jr. College. Eventually, she moved to Hawaii and graduated from the University of Hawaii, Manoa campus, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology. After graduation Nancy had the opportunity to become a journeyman printer while working for both the Advertiser and Star Bulletin newspapers in Hawaii. After approximately eight years in Hawaii where she met and married her husband Kenneth Fedder; they moved to Santa Rosa, CA, where Nancy worked at the Volunteer Center, as both the Director for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and as one of the Volunteer Center Fund Raisers. Nancy and Ken moved back to Hawaii in 1987, there they owned a franchise newborn announcement service which they later sold; after its sale, they moved to Medford, OR, where Nancy joined the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity Rogue Valley and, eventually she became the President of the affiliate. During this time Nancy had various positions in the Jackson Co., OR, Print Shop. Nancy and Ken moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where Nancy worked in the administrative offices of The City of Brookfield. Finally, Nancy and Ken moved back to California where they took up residence in Cloverdale.
Nancy loved reading and has read at least a thousand books. Of course she loved to tend a garden wherever she lived. Nancy loved to play tennis and watch WTA and ATP tours. She loved to do needlepoint pillows and pictures. She was a nature lover loved spending time in the yard and outdoors in general, Ken often said Nancy could have been a “Spotter” as she never failed to see a hawk, or bald eagle when out for a drive. She loved travel and visited many countries.
Nancy is survived by: Her husband Kenneth Fedder, her brother Alan Beals of Sonoma, and several nieces a nephews and two grandnieces.
Nancy will be sorely missed by those who knew her, for her joyful and positive attitude toward life and people. She was always ready with a friendly hello and warm smile. Nancy passed away after a long battle with ALS, Nancy was 74 years old.
Donations in memory of Nancy can be made to the ALS Association Golden West Chapter, Hospice by The Bay, or your favorite charity. Memorial or funeral are not anticipated at this time. Arrangements by Fred Young F. H. Cloverdale-Healdsburg.