Nancy Lee Mapes

Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2003

Soldotna resident Nancy Lee Mapes, known to many as "Granny," died quietly with family present on Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at her home in Soldotna. She was 69.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the First Baptist Church in Soldotna.

She was born Sept. 9, 1933, in Salina, Kan., the daughter of George and Christina Stinnett. She arrived in Alaska in 1957, traveling the state to settle in Clam Gulch to participate in the 1959 Homesteading Act. She completed school and became one of the first staff members at Central Peninsula General Hospital as a LPN. She continued her career to include physical therapy.

"She will be lovingly mourned and missed by the many lives she touched," her family said.

She is survived by her children, Marylin Tanner of Nikiski, Daniel Boone of Chitina, and Laura Landess and Bob Grenier, both of Soldotna; sisters, Betty and Bernice; brothers, Albert and William of the Lower 48, and George of Kenai; and 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Flowers may be delivered to the church.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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