Obituary of Nancylee Aleda Gabrielson-Schepley-Yott
Nancylee Aleda Gabrielson-Schepley-Yott, 83 years old, from Washougal, Washington overlooking the beautiful Columbia Gorge sadly left us on December 23, 2023 from Cerebrovascular/Dementia Disease. Both husbands, James Schepley and Alfred Yott were predeceased. She was born in Martinez, California on February 19, 1940 to Lloyd and Virginia Gabrielson. She had two brothers, Edward Gabrielson-predeceased (Lugene) from Hayward, CA. and Richard Gabrielson (Pam) from Holbrook, CA. She graduated from Hayward High in 1957 and lived in Castro Valley, Woodland and Napa California. She studied art at Napa College and later attended the Portland Art School. Later she resided in Milwaukie, Tigard and Portland, Oregon and then the Columbia Gorge area. She is survived by three adult children, daughter – Colleen Schepley Hankins-Cook (Lenny) of Vancouver, WA and son – Timothy Yott (Nicky) of Washougal, WA and one step-daughter – Barbara Gray (Dave) of Washougal, WA and nine+ grandchildren, Fallon Hankins, Arieanna Divine, Taylor, Gabriel and McKenzie Yott, Christopher and Heather Whitman and Kelsy and Colby Gray. She also had over 5+great grandchildren Haley, Carson and Harmony Whitman, and Dawson and Penelope Hilmer.
Nancylee was a lively vibrant loving and generous human being. She was always involved with her churches and taught Sunday School. She was active in the Skamania Senior Center and was their secretary for 7 years. She was an artist and saw life through a creative lens. She was a woman of wisdom – a lifelong learner, always parenting and loving her family! She loved to socialize, paint, sing, dance, write, create, enjoy nature, tend to her gardens and loved rainbows. She wanted peace and harmony in the world. She managed 8 acres of property and raised 2 children. Along with being a homemaker, she also worked for Culligan Soft Water Service in the 1960’s. She sold real estate at Tarbel Realty and was a retail clerk at Glenoma Grocery in the 1970’s. She was part owner of The Midi Market in Redmond, Oregon in the 1980’s and part owner and graphic artist of Adnet Marketing and also contracted her services out for painting large murals on businesses.
There will be a Celebration of Life on March 2, 2024 at the Church of God – 3300 NE 78th Street, Vancouver WA from 1-3 pm. Please let the family know if you’ll be attending and please bring a favorite memory and/or a piece of art of moms to share. Flower deliveries can be received from 8:30-noon prior to the service. We will be celebrating mom and her favorite things!To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Nancylee Gabrielson-Schepley-Yott, please visit Tribute Store
Celebration of Life
In Loving Memory
1940 - 2023
Straub's Funeral Home
325 NE 3rd Avenue
Camas, Washington 98607
Phone: (360) 834-4563