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Nancy Lynn Eastham

March 9, 1960 January 22, 2020
Nancy Lynn Eastham
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Obituary for Nancy Lynn Eastham

Enduring lifelong Alaskan resident Nancy Lynn Eastham passed peacefully Wednesday January 22nd, 2020 of natural causes at her longtime residence in Soldotna, Alaska. She was 59.
Nancy was born March 9th, 1960 in Tillamook, Oregon to Clayton Adolph Helgeson and Elnora Helgeson. In 1962 she and the Helgeson family boarded a small plane to follow the Great Alaskan Dream.
Nancy grew up on a floating logging camp along Thorn Bay on Prince of Wales Island. She spent time fishing in the bay, playing basketball in school, helping care for the camp and living a true Alaskan pioneer lifestyle. After graduating high school, she moved back to Oregon to attend college. She met Terry Eastham in 1978 during her studies. They drove back to Alaska and were married on July 7th, 1979 in Petersburg, Alaska. They moved to Soldotna, Alaska where they built their home, business and raised their four children. Nancy sang and played drums in a band on the Kenai Peninsula and spent her spare time fishing as often as her free time allowed.
Nancy was a loving and God-fearing Christian with a big heart and great sense of humor. She enjoyed fishing, berry picking, baking, laughing, working as a Personal Care Assistant, and in recent months creating leatherworks for her grandchildren. She deeply enjoyed the past two years in her newly built home near her grandkids sharing her time building memories of gardening, baking, crafting and dinners with her family and friends. She rarely missed a potluck.
Nancy is preceded in death by her husband Terry Eastham, parents Clayton and Elnora Helgeson, and sister Judith Holmburg.
Nancy is survived by children, Rhonda Perry of Soldotna, AK.; Samuel Eastham of Soldotna, AK.; Mindy Lawrence of Soldotna, AK.; Molly Morgan of Anchorage, AK.; brother Randy Helgeson of Hillsboro, OR.; Nephew Buddy Conn of Franklin, NH. Grandchildren Dayna Eastham, Kayden Eastham, Kyle Eastham, Lillian Lawrence, Sarah Lawrence, and Fenris Ahrens.
Please join us for Nancy’s Memorial service Thursday January 30th, 2020 at 6:00pm at the Soldotna Church of Christ.
The family asks that flowers and/or donations for the memorial be directed toward Preacher Gordon Johnson at the Soldotna Church of Christ 41910 Sterling Hwy Soldotna, Alaska 99669 (907) 262-5577.


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Thursday

30

Jan

6:00 PM 1/30/2020 6:00:00 PM
Soldotna Church of Christ

41896 Sterling Hwy
Mile 91.7 Sterling Hwy
Soldotna, AK 99669

Soldotna Church of Christ
41896 Sterling Hwy Soldotna 99669 AK
United States
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