Nancy Mary Brown Armstrong, 84 years old, beloved wife to Paul; loving mother to Paul L, Mary Elizabeth (Mea), Helen Clare and Lennox Jeffrey; grandmother to 12 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; devoted sister to Susan. Nancy was born Sep 9, 1936 in Chicago and graduated in 1954 from New Trier High School. In 1958 Nancy graduated from Wells College and later received her Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University. Nancy worked as a physical therapist for several years, primarily with children. In 1961 Nancy married Paul, and together they embarked on many outdoor adventures including wilderness canoeing in Canada and Wisconsin, and back-packing in Wyoming. Nancy was involved in her husband's work at Armstrong Bros Tool Company. She was a nature-lover and endlessly devoted to her family. Nancy and Paul found great enjoyment in the countrified atmosphere of Beaver Island Michigan, where they vacationed with their children and eventually built two cottages. Nancy was active in The Episcopal Church of St. James the Less where she sang in the choir for many years and served as Senior Warden in 1980. She was an avid scuba diver and inspired those who knew her with her free spirit and adventurous outlook on life. She and Paul were married for 60 years. Funeral Saturday, June 26th 2021, 3 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of St. James The Less, 550 Sunset Ridge Rd, Northfield, IL 60093 with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Episcopal Church of St. James the Less or TRU Community Care. Info: donnellanfuneral.com
Published by Chicago Tribune on Jun. 20, 2021.