Nancy Sterling Little


(Nov. 5, 1944 - Nov. 14, 2017)

Nancy Sterling Little, 73, of Cody, died suddenly at home on Nov. 14, 2017, with her loving husband by her side.

Nancy was born on Nov. 5, 1944, to Jeff and Margaret Miller in Long Beach, California. Jeff was an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps waiting for deployment to India. At only a few weeks old, Nancy and her mother returned to the family home in Dallas, Texas.

Nancy grew up in the Dallas area and graduated from Highland Park High School and attended TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, for a short time. She met her husband Samuel R. Little III, on Labor Day weekend in 1962 and it was love at first sight for both of them. They were married on November 24, 1962. 

They moved to San Antonio, Texas, as Sam was in the U.S. Army and stationed at Fort Sam in Houston.

Nancy had many talents and had business for several years doing various crafts, including cross-stitching and framing. Sam and Nancy moved to Cody after Sam’s second retirement in 2001.

Nancy is survived by her husband Sam, daughter Sandra Little of Eugene, Oregon, and son Daniel (Becky) Little of Greenville, Michigan. They also have four grandchildren: Christy, Andrew, Maggie and Brendan.

Memorial services were held at Cody United Methodist Church on Friday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m.

An online memorial is available at