Nancy Lee VandenBos, 68, of Valier, peacefully passed away on November 29, 2021. She was born on November 15,1953 to Gustav Fjeseth and Nita Lee Fjeseth in Williston, North Dakota.
From the minute we are born to the moment we take our last breath, there is that little time in between that we call “life” and Nancy lived hers to the fullest. Nancy was raised in Froid, Montana where she graduated from high school and made lasting friendships with “the School Girlz''. Nancy later moved to Helena to work for the State of Montana and attend Carroll College earning a degree in Communications. Nancy’s love of traveling began when she spent three months traveling Europe, exploring Norway and her Norwegian heritage. She wrote in her diary that this trip changed her, made her more confident and helped her to discover who she was.
Nancy was very proud of her accomplishments: her education, career, nationality, being a breast cancer survivor, and the relationships she had with her kids and grandkids.
Her true love and greatest accomplishment was the life she had with her husband, Jim. She married James VandenBos on July 31,1993 and moved to Valier to the ranch where she supported Jim and his girls in every way possible. She started working at the Valier School system in 1993, where she shared so much of herself and her love of reading. Nancy spent many years working with kids and volunteering her time for the library and the America Reads program.
Nancy loved taking pictures of her travels, her nephew, niece, and grandkids and all their many activities. She used those pictures to create beautiful scrapbooks of rodeo, football, basketball, softball, volleyball, riding horses, working cows, trips to Swift Dam and just “living” life. Her presence will always be with us through her photo albums and they will be treasured.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Jim VandenBos; her four girls, Tami (Lorne) Krone, Jamie (Michael) Brownell, Karen (Martin) Murphy, and Jodi (Tom) Seifert; grandchildren, Kasey (Joe) King, Sean (Colie) Brownell, Denver, Megan, and Nicole Krone, Jhet Murphy, Jackson and Bridger Seifert; great grandson, Jeremy King; her brother, Yogi (Janet) Fjeseth; nephew, Andy (Blair) Fjeseth; niece, Ellie (Laramie) Baker; great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and many loyal dog companions.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 3, at 11:00am at Valier Lutheran Church with Pastor Larry Bunyan officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Valier.
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