Nancy J. Springer
Altar guild member

Nancy J. Springer, who served for more than 25 years in Washington National Cathedral’s altar guild, died March 3 at the Bedford Court nursing facility in Silver Spring, Md. She was 88.

The cause was complications from Alzheimer’s disease, said her husband, John Springer.

Nancy Eleanor Johns was a native of Drexel Hill, Pa., and a 1947 graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. She then settled in the Washington area.

She worked as a floral arranger in Chevy Chase, Md., in the 1960s and 1970s. Her memberships included the Homesteaders Garden Club in Chevy Chase and Kenwood Golf and Country Club in Bethesda.

Mrs. Springer lived in Chevy Chase Village, Md., for more than three decades before retiring to Sarasota, Fla., in 1984. She had a summer home in Bay View, Mich., and had lived for the past decade at the Leisure World retirement community in Silver Spring.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, John Springer of Silver Spring; two children, Thomas Springer of Fairton, N.J., and Joanne Eater of Montgomery Village, Md.; and three grandchildren. Her son John Springer Jr. died in 2006.

— Emily Langer