Nancy Smith Lockridge (67) resident of St. Maries, ID passed away at Valley Vista Care Center on January 17, 2021. She was born to David and Betty (Smith) Lee on September 16, 1953 in Long Beach, CA. Nancy grew up in the Long Beach area and attended Millikan High School.
Following high school, Nancy married Michael Lockridge on September 15, 1974. The couple started their family right away having their son Rob. For the most part Nancy stayed home to take care of Rob, but she did work for a brief period at Mattel Toys assembling Hot Wheels.
In 1981, Nancy and her family moved to St. Maries to be closer to her sister Betty. They moved up Alder Creek and her husband built their little family a cabin. In 1988 they moved into St. Maries so their son Rob could participate in sports. Nancy went to work at the Pines Motel, St. Maries Bakery, and Washington Water Power, although her favorite job was being a stay at home mom and “bossing” her family around.
Nancy was a member of the Paul Bunyan Day’s Committee for a few years. She enjoyed reading, crocheting - making beanies for everyone in her family, her animals, and people watching. Nancy also enjoyed coloring and playing Farkle, Bingo, and Solitaire. She was a fantastic cook who always hosted Easter dinner, and they were amazing. She loved her coffee year round, and her ice tea and Pepsi in the summer months. Gardening wasn’t her thing but it was not for a lack of trying. She tried to have a green thumb but sadly it was more of a brown thumb.
Nancy is survived by her son Rob Lockridge of St. Maries and sister Betty Bramblett of St. Maries, 3 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Michael Lockridge, and sister Mary Howard.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Nancy
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hodge Funeral Home