Edythe Lysle Winberg Nay died April 4, 2002, in the Los Alamitos West Convalescent Hospital in Los Alamitos, Calif. She was 85.
She was born June 19, 1916, in Sargent, Neb., then moved to Craig where her parents homesteaded. The family later moved from Craig to Sterling, where Edythe attended grade school, and then on to Fort Collins, where she graduated from high school.
Upon graduation she worked as a stenographer in Fort Collins and later qualified for a position in the Government Farm Security Administration. Edythe worked in its office in Fort Collins and then was transferred to Steamboat Springs, where she became well known, liked and respected by the local ranchers, business people and bankers of Routt County.
Here she met and married Routt County resident and bank employee, Sam. W. Nay II. She traveled from post to post to be with her husband, who was drafted into the Air Force during World War II. Sam W. Nay III was born during this time. Edythe was a Sunday school teacher and den mother. She was a life member of the Business and Professional Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She became a registered parliamentarian in the National Association for Parliamentarians and did parliamentary law consulting.
She is survived and will be sadly missed by her husband, her sister, Josephine Varra of Fort Collins, three nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Sam Nay III, and interned beside him in Rose Hills Park in Whittier, Calif.