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Nancy Winans, 70

| June 8, 2010 4:28 AM

Nancy Lee Winans of Hayden, went to be with the Lord on June 4, 2010 after a long courageous battle with her health.

Nancy was born August 13th, 1939 to Theodore and Constance Saffel in Pierre, South Dakota. Nancy graduated high school in 1957 and completed further education in legal/secretarial skills. Nancy married Wayne Fenley in 1957. They had four children and later moved to North Idaho.

Nancy married Earl Winans in 1983 and shared 25 years with him until his passing in 2008.

Nancy’s legal career included the Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office and Idaho Health and Welfare. She also worked for attorneys Tom May in Spokane and Scott and Mary Lou Reed in Coeur d’Alene. She particularly enjoyed being “Sam” for Winans Investigations.

Her enjoyments included family gatherings, gardening, church, and GOLF!!! She took great pride in being the only family member to get a Hole-in-One.

Nancy is survived by her brother Michael (Valerie) Saffel of Winona, MN; nephew Thomas (Michelle) Saffel of Brandon, MN; niece Julie (Steve) Goldstein and their children Mallory and Jacob of Des Moines, IA. Her children include Steven (Aprile) Fenley Milano, OR; Connie (Mike) McCord Comelieus, OR; James (Angi) Fenley, Athol, ID; Teresa Hatch of Hayden, ID; step-son Kevin (Betty) Winans, Spokane, WA; Step-daughter Christi (Tom) Swearingen, Spokane, WA. Grandchildren include Joshua (Charity) and Steven Fenley Jr., Devlin, Sean and Kyra McCord, Brandi, Jeremy and Cody Rinauro, Samantha Fenley, Dale VanGorder, Kaylee Hatch, Shawn Hanson, Brittaney Boles. Great-grandchildren include Satera, Michelle and Erica Fenley.

A viewing will be held at 9:00 am with funeral services to start at 10:00 am, Saturday June 12th at Christ The King Lutheran Church, 1700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Coeur d’Alene with a funeral procession following to Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens Cemetery 7315 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene for graveside services.

A celebration of life will be held after services. Information will be available at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association. Please visit Nancy’s online memorial and sign her guest book at

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