LEWISTON — Thursday, Sept. 6, after a valiant fight Nancy passed on to Heaven with her family at her side. Born Nov. 22, 1936, to Richard and Evelyn Howard, Nancy grew up in East Auburn and attended Auburn Schools, graduating from Edward Little. While in high school she was a majorette. Nancy continued her education and was a graduate from CMG (CMMC) school of nursing. She went on to be an OR nurse for many years before working for Dr. Ralph Goodwin until her retirement. After nursing graduation she married the love of her life, Larry Douglass, on her birthday, Nov. 22, 1957. They were married 60 years, something she was very proud of. They raised three daughters together in East Auburn just around the corner from her parents’ home. Nancy was involved in the community, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, helping with community events and the Little World’s Fair held each year. Nancy was an active member of the East Auburn Baptist Church, in her early years she was a member of the choir with her childhood friends. When walking became more difficult she and Larry continued to watch Sunday services from home then would meet everyone for brunch on Sundays. Nancy was the second-oldest member of the EABC.
Nancy was Larry’s snowmobile partner, they traveled to Yellowstone to snowmobile with friends, she enjoyed staying at camp in Eustis and snowmobiling up there. She and Larry always enjoyed dancing, and for many years they were members of the Twin City Squares, a local square dance group. They also enjoyed traveling the U.S. together. When Halloween rolled around you would find Nancy sewing special costumes for her daughters to wear at the East Auburn Community Unit’s annual Halloween party. Nancy was always running her daughters to their music lessons, 4-H meetings, swim lessons, gymnastics, sporting events or a banquet or recital of some sort. She always kept them very active. Many times they were reluctant, but she always had them see things through which only made them the women they are today. She always saw the girls through their science fairs and school projects. Nancy and Larry were always sure to attend the grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s school functions and sporting events.
Nancy is survived by her devoted husband, Larry, daughter Bonnie Phillips of Auburn and her companion, Chris Cote, Jill Guay of Minot, Deanna Trudeau and her husband, Brian, of Florida. Nancy has five grandchildren Jennifer, Alex, Ashley, Caitie and Howard, and two stepgrandchildren Danielle and BJ, four great-grandchildren Matthew, Ada, Autumn and Kylie. Sister-in-law Janice Bolduc, brother-in-law Carl Douglass and his wife Mildred. Several cousins, nieces and nephews. Her dear forever friends Flo Williams, Ann Fenderson, Roberta Burgess and Nat Marshall.
Nancy was predeceased by her father and mother, brother Robert Howard and his wife, Marie.
A special thank-you to all who have been so supportive to the family through this time. A heartfelt thank-you to Janice for staying with us at the hospital and caring for mom with love.
Visitation will be held at Fortin/Auburn, 217 Turner St., Sunday, Sept. 9, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be at the East Auburn Baptist Church, 560 Park Ave, Auburn, on Monday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. A committal service will follow at Mount Auburn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Nancy Douglass to East Auburn Baptist Church.
Please visit www.TheFortinGroupAuburn.com to share condolences with Nancy’s family.
Nancy Ann Douglass