Nissa Kay (McKinney) Reidy (1972 - 2016)

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BOISE, Idaho – Nissa K Reidy died Saturday morning, August 20, 2016 at the age of 44. She was born on March 30, 1972, in Burley, Idaho to Vickie L Sillin and Kevin C Sillin. Vickie married Roger E McKinney in 1980 and lived in Boise, Idaho, where they raised Nissa and her two brothers, Justin and Brian McKinney and sister, Kimberly McKinney.
Nissa attended Boise High School until she withdrew from school to give birth to Andrew A Lambrecht in October 1989. Nissa raised Anthony on her own until he was adopted by Linda and Keith Lambrecht and his name was changed to Andrew Lambrecht.
Nissa remained in Boise until 1995 when she enlisted in the US Army. Once she completed her training as an Aircraft Structural Repairer, she was assigned to Ft. Campbell, Ky. While stationed at Ft. Campbell, she met Martin J Reidy. The two were married July 18, 1997 in Clarksville, Tenn.
The two were then assigned to Camp Humphries, South Korea, where they spent their yearlong honeymoon, paid for by the US Army. In 1999, they returned to Ft Campbell. Nissa was Honorably Discharged in 2000, when she became pregnant with the first of the couple's two children. Tyler J Reidy was born in July 2000.
After a brief stay in Iowa, the couple returned to Idaho where their second child, Ashlee D Reidy was born in January 2004. Nissa believed her role as a mother was her most important and after working at Qwest as a Sales Manager, she left her job to be at home with her children. While Nissa was home, she instilled her love of the outdoors and adventure into her children.
Nissa returned to school while at home and received her Bachelor of Science in Business Arts Degree from the University of Phoenix in 2012.
Nissa was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2012 and received treatments for the disease until she was pronounced clear in 2013. In July 2016, doctors again discovered the cancer in Nissa's liver and spine. Nissa lost her fight to the disease Saturday, August 20, 2016.
Nissa is survived by her husband, Martin J. Reidy; children: Tyler and Ashlee Reidy, and Andrew Lambrecht; her parents, Vicki and Roger McKinney; brothers: Justin and Brian McKinney; sister, Kimberly McKinney; numerous nieces and nephews; and her mother and father in law, Kristi and Donald Reidy.
A service for Nissa will be held at Bowman Funeral Home, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr., Garden City, Idaho on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 1 p.m.
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10254 W Carlton Bay Dr
Garden City, ID 83714
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Aug. 23 to Aug. 31, 2016
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