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On Sunday September 30, 2012, following her hard fought battle with leukemia, Nancy Lee Lundsten passed away at home with loved ones at her side and with all the love that could ever be expressed. Nancy was born August 30, 1950 in Sacramento, California. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marguerite Hilliard, survived by her brothers and sisters, Lauren, James, Patricia, and Peggy, and her loving husband and best friend for 32 years, Tim Frates.

Nancy graduated from Burbank High School in 1968, then worked at Fanny Ann's Saloon in old downtown Sacramento until her calling to care for others. She studied at Sacramento Jr. College and Sacramento State College and graduated with a BS Degree in Nursing. Nancy worked at Mercy General Hospital in their Intensive Care Units until 1993. From there she worked multiple patient care disciplines for Hill Rom in home health and skilled nursing. In 2000 she began working for the California State Department of Health Care Services as a RN Evaluator II until she retired in August 2012.

Her hobbles were gardening, reading, traveling, and antique hunting, especially salt & pepper shakers and cookie jars. Nancy and Tim were married in 1982 on the Hawaiian island of Maui in Kapalua Cove. She loved the ocean and walking on the beach. She could feel the power and the energy there and knew that she was a part of something much greater than herself. Nancy had the vision to make the complex, simple. She was sweet, compassionate, giving, unpretentious, loving, and fun. She was always so much to hold on to and too much to let go, she will be missed by those who knew and loved her. Nancy was beautiful!

Services to be held privately.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Oct. 20, 2012