April 25, 1957 - February 8, 2017 Nancy Betty Louise Gootee was born on April 25, 1957, to Elmer and Katherine Sue Butler. She passed away unexpectedly on February 8, 2017, in Mill Creek, Washington, where she resided for 24 years. Nancy, being an adventurous soul, drove from Connecticut to Washington state by herself at the age of 17 to attend the University of Washington where she graduated with a degree in Social Work. Nancy was the happiest boating with her family in the San Juans, collecting shells and other treasures. She also was an excellent cook and enjoyed hosting family and friends. Gardening was another interest of Nancy's. Nancy is survived by her husband of 28 years, Scott; sons, Josh and AJ; sisters, Sally, Mary, and Laurie; step-mother, Joan and numerous extended family. A service will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 2:00 pm, at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills, 409 Filbert Road, Lynnwood, WA 98036.
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