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1948 Nancy 2021

Nancy Gribble

October 17, 1948 — May 1, 2021

Nancy Carole Gribble, 72

Beloved mother, grandmother and sister, Nancy Carole Gribble, 72, of Mullan, Idaho passed away May 1, 2021, at her home of Mullan.  She was born October 17, 1948 in Iroquois, South Dakota; Nancy was the daughter of Bernelle and Shirley (Melstad) Brown.

Nancy attended schools in South Dakota, Arizona and California.  She moved to Mullan in 1970 from California.

Nancy met the love of her life, Ron Gribble, while working on the first female brush crew for the U.S. Forest Service at the Shoshone Work Camp. Nancy and Ron were united in marriage on April 2, 1971 in Mullan.

Nancy was a homemaker, but she had also worked as a clerk at the Excel Foods of Wallace, had served in housekeeping for the Silver Wood Good Samaritan of Silverton and finally, she worked at the Shoshone County Courthouse of Wallace in housekeeping; she then retired.

Nancy was so dedicated to her community and the people residing here, of whom she loved; she volunteered at the Captain John Mullan Museum, she helped to prepare luncheons for the Mullan Seniors, served for the Senior Companions and helped to council battered women.  Nancy also volunteered and rang the bell around Christmas time for the Salvation Army and had volunteered for the March of Dimes.

Nancy loved and enjoyed her family and grandchildren, scrapbooking, putting together photo albums, gardening, reading, sewing, quilting, attending Saturday night dances with her companion Charlie and attending her grandchildren’s functions and events.

Nancy is survived by three sons Jeff (Lisa) Griffis of St. Regis, Montana, Jason (Kresta) Gribble of Mullan and Jeremy (Amy) Gribble also of Mullan; eleven grandchildren; her companion of seven years Charlie Newell of Mullan; four sisters Diane Brown of Hayden Lake, Idaho, Cheryl (Mike) Groth of Cataldo, Idaho, Janice Hoskins of St. Regis, Montana and Audrey (Craig) Olson of Kalispell, Montana; one brother Steve (Gail) Brown of Hayden Lake, Idaho; she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ron Gribble who passed away April 26, 1999, two children and two brothers.

A Celebration of Nancy’s Life will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11:00 A.M., at the Morning Club of Mullan; a reception and potluck luncheon will follow the Celebration; everyone is welcome.

Nancy loved to make everyone smile and always saw the good in people.  She loved to help everyone and wanted only happiness for the people she loved.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to a Mullan charity or to a Mullan community effort, in memory of Nancy.

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

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