1948 - 2012
EUGENE, OREGON - Nancy Jean Lynchild of Eugene, Oregon, died Dec. 22 of metastatic breast cancer. She was 64. A graveside tribute may be held at a later date.
Nancy was born Oct. 3, 1948, in Oneida, New York, to Leonard and Leonora (Bowes) Sweezey. On Nov. 16, 2010, she married Linda Campbell in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
She attended college in Buffalo, New York from 1966 to 1970. She later received a certificate with honors in computer networking at George Washington University. She moved to California and became a journeyman electrician and was, for many years, among "the first women to do that work."
Nancy moved to Oregon and was employed at the Lane County Housing Authority, also as an electrician. Later, she became their Administrator of housing programs.
In the mid 1990's, she and Linda moved to Washington, DC where Nancy worked for a national association representing housing authorities from across the country. After retirement, Nancy and Linda returned to Eugene where they continued to consult on housing authority matters and policies.
Nancy was happiest when hiking, biking and riding motor scooters with Linda. She loved bird watching, and was an avid fan of Oregon football and Oregon women's basketball.
Nancy is survived by her spouse, Linda of Eugene, two brothers and one sister of New York and three sisters and one brother of Jacksonville, Florida. Survivors include an adopted daughter, Tonya Carreon of Moscow, Idaho.
Arrangements by Andreason's Creamation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances may be given to Food for Lane County, OPB, Nature Conservancy, or Rails to Trails.Please sign the guest book at www.registerguard.com/legacy
Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Jan. 4, 2013.