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Nanci Lee Biggerstaff
Jul 17, 1951 - Aug 22, 2020
Nanci L. (Nee Dohrn) Biggerstaff was taken into the loving arms of our Lord on Aug. 22, 2020, after suffering a long illness. Her mother, Betty Linley, and father, John Dohrn, predeceased her.
SGT Biggerstaff served over 5 years in the Army and Army Reserves. In 1990, Nanci obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree. By her own admission she was head-strong and hard-working. Nanci served as an Operations Clerk for the Alaska Field Office, US Army Criminal Investigations Command. She had the privilege of being one of two female MPs who provided protection for Bob Hope when he performed at Madigan Army Medical Center in 1975.
Nanci lived in Anchorage since 1982. She was known in the legal community as an outstanding legal assistant. She was awarded the Professional Legal Services award and was a member of the Anchorage Legal Secretaries Association. She was extremely proud of her profession and took great pride in sharing her knowledge with all who knew her.
Nanci was a loyal supporter of the Anchorage Aces and frequently took friends to enjoy her season tickets with her. In 1999, when she had quadruple bypass surgery, the entire team showed up at her bedside to cheer her on to good health. This enthusiastic loving visit was one that she often reminisced about. Her collectibles of hockey players were displayed proudly in their different playing positions all around her desk.
Nanci was a devoted Catholic. Before her illness she attended Saint Andrew Parish, Eagle River and was a parishioner volunteer often praying in devotion in front of the Blessed Sacrament late evenings for several hours.
Nanci owned several labs: Kenai, Denali, Matie, Susie and Jake. They were her constant companions. The stories of their escapades of stealing food, toys and escapes into the neighborhood were a constant source of conversation.
She was a generous and kind friend. Her sense of humor was found in all that she did in life.
She is survived by her sisters, Elizabeth Hoover, Connie Odom and Anna Cramer all of Ohio; nieces and nephews; her best friend, Sherry Whah of Anchorage; and so many more.
Services were held on Oct. 16, 2020, at St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church in Anchorage. Interment was at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery, Davis Highway, Fort Richardson AK.
The above information includes details online here at the time of this posting.
Cemetery details are per the Veteran's gravesite locator here.