Nancy Wooldridge

May 29, 1935 - August 13, 2020

Nancy Burrows Wooldridge passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at the age of 85. She spent her last few years in Bend, Oregon, surrounded by her sons, but spent most of the last forty years on Bainbridge Island raising her children, supporting the arts, gardening, reading, writing, playing tennis, inspiring and contributing to the joy of her friends.

Nancy was born on May 29, 1935, in San Mateo County, California. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington and fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. Many years later, she returned with her husband, Norm, and four boys to live; first on Mercer Island, and then on Bainbridge.

For information about an online memorial service, please contact Rob Wooldridge at

Please feel free to donate in her name to a charity of your choice. She loved all things artistic, literary, performative, and natural.