Nancy Blair Cringle passed away on February 26, 2023. Nancy was born in Arcata and lived in McKinleyville for her entire life. She worked as a preschool teacher at Noah’s Ark Preschool when her sons were young. She then worked for the Jalisco Cafe as a waitress until she went to work at the United States Postal Service as a city letter carrier in Eureka. She worked there for more than 25 years until she retired.

Nancy loved to travel, her favorite places to go were New Orleans and Sacramento. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren. She had many friends, coworkers and relatives. She loved her four dogs — Max, Ony, Bolt and Izzie — and they miss her immensely.

She was a kind and positive influence on everyone she met. She will be sorely missed by all that loved and knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Gladys Blair. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, John Cringle; her sons Jeremy Cringle and Nicholas Cringle; her six grandchildren, Alysa Cringle, Alex Cringle, Brayden Cringle, Savannah Cringle, Favan Champion, Arthur Frost; her brother John Blair and his wife Letha; her nieces Katie Blair, Kristin Kuxhausen and her nephew Michael Blair.

A memorial service will be held at Azalea Hall in McKinleyville on May 20 from noon to 2 p.m.


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