Nancy L Wooldridge

Jan 26, 2021

Nancy L Wooldridge departed this earth on January 26, 2021, with her daughter, Terry, by her side.

Nancy was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on July 8, 1931, to Iola and Quill Hoberg and spent most of her life there.

Nancy loved to dance, play cards and listen to music, especially the big band era. Although she traveled extensively with friends and family, her favorite place on earth was Lake Okoboji where she spent time socializing, fishing, tending to her beautiful flowers and playing games on the patio. Most often you could find her and Elliott on the patio enjoying a drink at happy hour inviting any that wandered by. Hawaii was a close second and it was reflected in her homes and by the flowers she wore in her hair.

Nancy was known as a gal with sparkling green eyes and a beautiful smile that she wore often. You always knew when Nancy entered a room; wearing flashy vibrant colors and the right jewelry and accessories. To her son Pat, she wore too much jewelry and accessories; but her motto was “if some is good, more is better”! She laughed often and spoke her mind (even if it was wildly inappropriate). Nancy felt blessed with the many good friends she had throughout the years and said the common denominator was always laughter.

She enjoyed her life immensely, most often with Elliott by her side. Both always had a song on their lips and serenaded each other daily until his departure July 28, 2019.

Until her physical condition and COVID made it impossible, Nancy loved socializing and spending time with her kids, grandkids and great grand kids. 

Nancy had a life well lived.

She is survived by her daughters: Cindy Peters (Randy) and Terry Hartnett;grandchildren, Tiffany Hardiman (Jerry) and LJ (Jeffery) Wooldridge;step-grandson Adam Peters and great-grandchildren Lexi Hardiman, Jade Hardiman, Savanah Peters, and Luke Peters. Her many nieces, nephews and their children were also very close to her heart.

Aside from her children, Nancy is survived by her sister Susan Hanson and brother Steve Hoberg (Marilyn). 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Elliott Wooldridge, and her son Patrick Hartnett.

A celebration of life will be held this summer for her and Elliott at the clubhouse at PMC on West Okoboji Saturday, June 19, from 3:30-600pm.