Pauline Nankivell

March 9, 1939 - November 11, 2019
Pauline Nankivell


Pauline Nankivell, 80, passed peacefully on November 11, 2019.

Born in 1939, Pauline had a full life of purpose and enjoyment. She served over 25 years as a Civil Servant in financing for the Marine Corp.  She was an avid gardener, baker, and enjoyed collecting Japanese china.

Pauline was preceded in death by her husband Val Nankivell and daughter Laurie Waterman.

Surviving are 5 grandchildren:  Katherine, Avery, Christian, Elizabeth and Hailee; son, Randy Searl; companion Wayne, best friend Elba, many other dear friends and her beloved dog, Hannah. All will miss her tremendously. Welcome home Pauline!

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  • November 15, 2019
    Nancy Cunningham says:
    Pauline will be greatly missed by many. She was such a lovely person. Her positive attitude even in the face of adversity was a true inspiration. She and her family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • November 17, 2019
    Tricia Odham says:
    I will miss her great laugh. May she be at complete peace, love, and joy.