Nancy J. Nurmi, 63, died on Oct. 26, 2020, at home in Ketchikan.
She was born on Aug. 17, 1957, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
She graduated from Fitchburg High School in 1975.
She resided in Fitchburg from 1957 to 2003, and in Ketchikan the remainder of her life.
She worked in garden design and as the manager of a yarn shop. She also worked with the U.S. Forest Service in the Tongass National Forest and as a waitress at Annabelle's Famous Keg and Chowder House.
She was an "accomplished knitter, gardener and cook," as well as a bear-watcher and "avid football and baseball fan (New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox)," her family writes.
Nancy Nurmi was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur B. Nurmi and Ada E. Nurmi; and brother, Gilbert Nurmi.
She is survived by her sisters, Susan (Thomas) Skrmetti of Lakeland, Tennessee, and Elizabeth (Howard) Stone of Wanham, Massachusetts; many nieces and nephews; and partner and best friend, Mike Martin of Ketchikan.