Friedfeld, Nancy Jeanne September 22, 1934 – June 20, 2008 It is with heavy hearts but uplifted spirits that we share the passing of Nancy Jeanne Friedfeld at her home surrounded by family on June 20, 2008. A devoted mother and beloved wife, Nancy was born in Bath, NY on September 22, 1934. After completing nurse training at Buffalo General Hospital, Nancy moved to California where she met her husband of forty-nine years, Sanford Joel Friedfeld. Together they moved to Rancho Palos Verdes where they raised four children, Marla Jeanplong, Mark Friedfeld, Annie Lynch, and Gail Keir, in a loving and busy household. During this time Nancy returned to school at Cal State Long Beach where she graduated with a bachelor's of science in nursing while her proud husband and children watched and cheered. Nancy finished her long career in nursing as a research coordinator for large psychiatric pharmacology studies. In addition to her career and family, Nancy enjoyed singing with The Treblemakers, spending time with her close circle of friends, dancing the jitterbug, and attending musicals and the theater. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 28th, at 1:00 p.m. at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 South Western Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, followed by a gathering at Sandy and Nancy's home in RPV. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nancy Jeanne Friedfeld Tribute Fund at "The Smile Train" (, an organization she supported for years that provides free cleft palate surgery for children all over the world.

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  1. I will always remember you Nancy in my heart, soul and mind. You are truely a beautiful and understanding person. I know you made your family proud for being apart of their lives. I hope the card I gave you made you laugh. Don’t worry kiddo we’ll see each other some day. Sandy, my prayers and thought are with you and your family. Mark

  2. It would make a book to put in all my memories of a BELOVED friend,These I shall retain forever.My hearts love to you all. Hope to see you in Bath.Maggie

  3. I spent many years in and around the Friedfeld home growing up in RPV and yet can never remember a time when I was not totally welcomed into their home by Mrs. Friedfeld and her famous and wonderful smile. Her kindness and welcoming smile were always with her and you could tell she cared for all her children’s friends as if they were her own, always going to great lengths in making any and all Friedfeld activities fun and full of love. I also know she helped raise a truly great and loyal friend in her son, Mark, instilling within in him the best qualities of herself she was known for. To look back at my early years and not remember Mrs. Friedfeld and her fantastic family would be like editing out a key chapter in my own life and learning. I will miss–but yet always remember–the great woman she is… Know that the entire Friedfeld family are in my and my family’s prayers during this difficult time. May God bless you all, and thank you for what all of you have given, and shared with me…

  4. Growing up in Bath, NY, surrounded by all of my cousins, we were all close. I was the ‘baby’ and Nancy was one of the older ones who used to take me under her wing, and with her fast wit, try to teach me how to ‘fly’. What fun. What great family memories. See you all in Bath.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Gail, Marla and Annie, thank you for sharing your mom with us for a weekend at the ranch. I was honored to have met her, she was an amazing woman. Much love from us, Ree

  6. Mom, It’s been almost nine months now since you passed away, and I still miss you more that ever. Having lost your own mother at a young age, I believe you raised me to be an independent woman, guided by your encouragement and acceptance, but expected to make my own decisions, knowing that we would all be without you one day. I think of you daily as I raise my own family and cherish the time we all spent together. I love you, mom, and miss you dearly. Gail

  7. Dear Sandy and all the Friedfeld family, Though I did not get to know Nancy extremely well in the few short years we were neighbors, I do know that she was a very sweet, warm, friendly and down to earth woman with a radiant smile for everyone. I am sure you will all miss her very much. She was a great neighbor and a lovely lady. You have my deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Sharon Yarber

  8. Nancy Friedfeld taught me to handle life’s challenges with grace and dignity. The entire Friedfeld family will always be in my thoughts and in my heart. Love, Aunt Patti

  9. I was so lucky as a child and teen to be surrounded by a bunch of Moms and Dads on Quailwood Drive that treated all the kids on the block like we belonged at any dinner table and in any family activity. Mrs. Friedfeld was one of the Quailwood Moms — our resident nurse and a fun and loving part of my childhood. She had cold juice ready for us on hot Halloween nights and treats in the candy cupboard in the kitchen. Thank you Annie and Gail, Mark and Marla, for sharing your Mom. I hope Mrs. Friedfeld, Mrs. Barrett, Mr. Jackson, and Mr. and Mrs. Samuels are somewhere in the universe playing kick-the-can together.

  10. Hi Marla, I went to look you up as Megan and I were headed out to Lake Skinner and saw this posting. I am so sorry to hear that your Mom passed away. My dad passed away about 9 years ago. With each year the conversations I can find that I can have with him get better and better. Sounds strange I know, but you would expect that. Hopefully with time you will get there too. As I said, we are headed to Skinner this coming weekend. We are racing a solar powered boat we built. Call me if you can 310 702 1067 and say “Hi!!” to Annie, Please.

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