Helen Nadine Moen Simpson passed away peacefully at here home in Oak Harbor, WA on Thursday, April 20, 2020 of natural causes unrelated to coronavirus. Nadine was born in 1933 in Mount Vernon, WA, graduating from Burlington-Edison High School in 1951. She was known as a great cook and was famous for her homemade BBQ sauce. Her children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren were all a joy to her. She had a passion for cats and a few felines were lucky enough to be a recipient of her love. She was an avid reader, and was known as a caring, loving, well spoken person with a great sense of humor. In addition, she was a whiz at crossword puzzles. She and her husband Bob enjoyed boating, fishing, and snorkeling trips before her health declined in recent years. One of their most enjoyable hobbies was 'road tripping' in their Corvette with their friends. One trip they really enjoyed was driving their truck and camper along the Alaska-Canadian highway to Alaska. She was a longtime participant in the Island County Sheriff's Citizen Patrol and prided herself on being a good marksman. Being a tough Norwegian, she naturally belonged to the Sons of Norway. Nadine is survived by her husband Bob Simpson, daughter Yvonne (Jim), son Daniel Bancroft (Barbara), sister Judy Hansen (Herb), daughter-in-law Dawna Bancroft, mother-in-law Nancy Simpson, sisters-in-law Carol and Marilyn, and brother-in-law Keith Simpson. Also, grandchildren Jamie Bancroft, Brian Carroll, Kadie Haggan (Josh), Jim Bancroft, Kathy Antosca (Al), Michael Bancroft (Xyelle), Hanna Bancroft, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. We are extremely grateful for niece Amanda Daher, who provided gentle and loving care to Nadine in her final months of life. She was preceded in death by her first born son, Mike Bancroft, her parents Ole and Doris Moen, brother and sister-in-law Ned and Felice Moen, brother Jack Moen, and her first husband, James Bancroft. There will be no services held in her honor at this time. A 'celebration of life' will be planned at a future date. Arrangements are being handled by Whidbey Memorial.
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