Nancy Ann (Fleek) Wheeler Settles
March 5, 1956-May 30, 2022

Entered into rest after a long illness, Nancy is now pain free, united in Heaven with many loved ones.

Born in Eureka to loving parents Jim and Darlene Fleek, Nancy was a Eureka resident for the majority of her life. Married to Bruce Wheeler in 1979, she reveled in the role of wife and mother to their two daughters, Jennifer and Holly. Known for her baking skills, the girls were always happy to come home from school to homemade cookies!

Besides being a homemaker and mother to two busy daughters, Nancy worked for Easter Seals as a Resource and Referral Specialist and Foster Grandparent Program Coordinator while they lived for a short time in Ukiah. Continuing her work helping others, Nancy was the manager at the shelter in Arcata for a time when they moved back to Humboldt County.

For the past 15 years, Nancy has enjoyed life and many adventures with husband Rick Settles. They enjoyed hosting family get-togethers and camping at their favorite spot in Trinity. Nancy loved it when grandchildren Aubree, Aiden and Charlie Jo could join them for swimming, barbecuing, and s’mores. She loved being their “Nana” and was in her glory when the kids were with her.

Preceded in death by her parents and former husband, Nancy is survived by husband Rick, daughters Jennifer and Holly, stepsons Ricky and Tim, grandchildren Aubree, Aiden, Charlie Jo, Kaitlyn, and Kiley, and great-grandchildren Grace, Emma, and Tobias, siblings Randy, Cindy, Larry and Kathy, and adoring nieces and nephews Kim, Marissa, Kelsey, Sean, Cody, and Karrie. She was dearly loved by family and friends and will be greatly missed.

No services are planned at this time. Please think of Nancy whenever you see a beautiful butterfly in the sky and take time to find the joy in each new day!


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