Nancy Geddes

Haines, 1945-2019

Nancy Geddes, 73, of Haines, died March 5, 2019, at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

Friends and family will gather for a potluck and celebration of Nancy’s life on Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m. at the Harvest Church in Baker City.

Nancy was born on March 6, 1945, at Halfway to Ralph and Leola Painter. The family eventually moved to Baker City where many great friendships evolved. Nancy adored her family and friends. She often shared her silly memories of her younger years, so others could get a good laugh as well. After graduating high school, she went on to play many roles in life, including working in downtown department stores, marriage and becoming a mother.

She married Robert “Bob” Eugene Geddes on Oct. 4, 1982 and had their daughter, Kimberly, on Oct. 5, 1982, which was one of her favorite stories to tell. Adding to the timeline of the story was when Bob passed on Oct. 3 — she was always astonished by this “chain of events.”

Nancy was known best by those close to her as being a pro at the game kismet, which she played once per week with her closest friends and whenever people that enjoyed the game as well came to visit. She enjoyed being surrounded by live flowers, which she had gifted to her yearly. Mini roses and pansies were a few of her favorites. She also took great pride in her trophies from years of team bowling.

Nancy is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Geddes of Haines; her stepdaughters, Zina Bryson of West Richland, Washington, Catherine Ramsey of Umatilla, Pam Arnzen of Texas, Kathy Geddes Brown of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Tammy Geddes of Baker City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Leola; her siblings Myron, Marleen and Karen; her husband, Robert Geddes; and her granddaughter, Alexis Brown.

For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Nancy, the family suggests Best Friends of Baker (animal rescue and foster care) through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be made at