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Nancy Lee J Humphrey

05/06/1942 – 11/21/2020

Upcoming Funeral


June 4, 2021

Time and Location

1:00 pm
Graveside - Humphrey Memorial
Section 51 Lot 1C Grave 1
Place of Death



06/04/2021 (Burial)


Humphrey Memorial
Section 51 Lot 1C Grave 1
Map (pdf)

Humphrey (Jeffery), Nancy Lee Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, political activist, and community volunteer leader, passed away in Minneapolis, MN on November 21, 2020. She was 78 years old and known by most as "Lee". Born to Captain and Mrs. Kenneth Lee Jeffery at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Brooklyn, NY on May 6, 1942 while her father fought in the pacific theater during WWII, Lee was raised a Navy brat with her military family moving throughout the United States. She met her future husband Hubert H. ("S kip") Humphrey when they both studied at American University in Washington D.C. The couple chose to raise their family in the Twin Cities, with Skip attending law school at the University of Minnesota. Lee joined the Humphrey family in 1963 and was immedia tely thrust into national politics as her father-in- law, Hubert Humphrey, campaigned for and was elected Vice President of the United States. Lee was a steadfast, loving partner with Skip as together they campaigned for his successful elections to the Min nesota State Senate (1972-82) and Minnesota State Attorney General (1982 -98). Lee's dedication to child and family-focused community organizations was second only to her love for family. Throughout her adult life, Lee served countless hours as a volunteer leader for many community social service organizations including the Robbinsdale School District 281, Chrysalis, PRISM, Junior League of Minneapolis, League of Women Voters Minnesota, and the MN DFL party. Among the many things that Lee and Skip enjoyed w as traveling. Together they visited Skip's grandmother's home in Kristiansand Norway, the museums of Paris and St. Petersburg, the biblical sites in Jerusalem, and the beer halls of Munich. Favorite family visits were to the North Shore of Lake Superior, a nd to Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. Family was always first for Lee, whether watching her children's sports, school activities or work at the Children's Theatre. Whatever activity her children were involved in, so was she. Mrs. Humphrey is survived by her husb and Skip, daughters Lorie Humphrey Kennedy and Pamela Humphrey, sons William Croneberger and Buck Humphrey, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Private interment at Lakewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be conside red to PRISM, Golden Valley. Next summer extended family and friends will celebrate Lee's life when we can gather together in person. A special thank you to Jones-Harrison Residence and Grace Hospice for the loving care given to Lee. E dina Chapel 952-920-3996

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