Obituary of Nancy Yerigan Mitchell Jolley
Nancy Yerigan Mitchell Jolley, 76, passed away on November 29, 2021, after a battle with cancer.
Nancy Ann, named after her great-grandmother, grew up in Waupaca, WI, a very typical “small town” of about 4000. Literally a “genius”, she excelled in academics and especially her favorite, music. She mastered the piano, organ, and flute before completing high school, then went to the University of Wisconsin to study music and beer drinking. She was a proud member of the U of W Marching Band playing flute and piccolo.
After her family moved to Montana, she transferred to U of Montana, and continued her studies, and met her 1st husband, Bill Mitchell. After graduating, she was an early pioneer in the computer industry. Bill and Nancy moved to Boise where they raised two children, Gus and Olivia. She did computer data services for Sheriff’s department, Sears, and TSYS among others. She continued with music and supported area churches by playing piano and organ for services and volunteered for all associated church events.
In the mid-1980s, she began playing piano and organ consistently at the Amity Campus of Cathedral of the Rockies where she first met the Jolley family. She married George Jolley in July 2012. They enjoyed traveling to Greece, England, Ireland, Scotland, and around the Pacific Northwest with the Silver Sage Porsche Club. Nancy was an avid reader, attended multiple Bible studies, and continued to play organ and piano.
Nancy had a wonderful, warm, and generous spirit, and she experienced the world with joy and delight. In the end, Nancy rested peacefully with her children beside her and in George’s loving arms until Jesus picked her up.
Nancy is survived by her husband George, her children Gus and Olivia, his children, Lisa & Katie, 8 wonderful grandchildren, siblings Randy, Jill, and Dan, and her first husband Bill.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, December 6, 2021, at the Amity Campus of the Cathedral of the Rockies, 4464 S. Maple Grove. The family is grateful to the medical staff and caregivers from the First Choice Home Health and Hospice company.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Nancy Yerigan Jolley, please visit Tribute Store