Nancy Tinsley Field, of Mendota Heights, passed away on Saturday August 31st at the age 95 but not without a fight. Preceded in death by husband, Litton, and daughter, Andrea Albrecht. Survived by children, Nancy Mitchell of Fredericksburg, VA, Cynthia Tomb of Highlands Ranch, CO, Florence Farnham (Thomas), of St. Paul, Litton Field, Jr.(Anne), of Mendota Heights and Kathleen Swanlund (John), of Afton. She is survived by 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and sister, Mary Ann Johnson of Medford, OR.
She was born in Chicago and grew up in Waukegan, IL. She met her husband at Carlton College, both in class of 1945. Nancy was active in the St. Paul Junior League, the United Way, WAMSO, The Crocus Hill Guild for the Children’s Hospital, and various events for her children’s schools. A love of music led to her being the St. Paul Chairman for the Symphony Ball when it was held at Rosedale, and to helping with the Regional Metropolitan Opera auditions when first held at Northrup Auditorium.
She was a member of the Pool & Yacht Club and Somerset Country Club, where she spent years playing golf. Summers spent at their home on the St. Croix included floating in tubes on the river and family gatherings. She always looked forward to gatherings on the 4th of July at the river and in later years at Somerset. Her favorite home was Naples, where she loved shelling on the beach, the beautiful view of the ocean, and evenings at the “pit” watching the sun go down. Nancy enjoyed travelling, especially on golf trips all over the world. After a fall in 2017 her world became much smaller. Thanks to her Uber, Flopsy she continued to get around. Nancy was most grateful to the wonderful staff at the Waters. The family is grateful to the staff at the Pillars Hospice. At Nancy’s request, services will be private. Please join the family for a casual reception of friends to say your good byes on Thursday September 19th from 3:00 to 5:30 at Somerset Country Club. Donations preferred in Nancy’s name to Pillars Hospice c/o Fairview Foundation, 1690 University Ave West #250, St. Paul, MN 55140 or The Dodge Nature Center, 365 Marie Ave West, W St. Paul, MN 55118.