• "Always in my heart. Love you forever. Lynn"
    - Nancy Lynn Carey
  • "I miss you and love you aunt Brenda! I am always thinking..."
    - Rachel Hunter
  • "I spent some of your last time on this earth. It was..."
    - Nancy Carey
  • "I'm late in getting this sad news. I went to school with..."
    - Terri Eberly
  • "Brenda you are missed by many in Minnesota. We will never..."
    - Jennifer Murphy warnke



Age 52, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at the Kline Hospice House in Mt. Airy, MD, surrounded by her husband and family. Born on January 29, 1960 to Mabel M. and William C. Murphy in Cheverly, MD. A 1978 graduate of Bladensburg High School and a 1981 graduate of Prince Georges Community College, where she earned an Associate's degree in respiratory therapy. Brenda married Richard Cregan Nash, Jr. "Rick" in 1988 and later moved to Monrovia, MD with their dogs, Shep and Dewd. She is survived by her devoted husband; her parents, of Ellicott City, MD; four brothers, Bill (Dee-Dee) of Grasonville, MD, Dan of Minneapolis, MN, Pat and Kevin, both of Columbia, MD; seven sisters, Linda McKenzie (Syd) of Glen Allen, VA, Nadine Brumm (Mark) of Ocala, FL, Gail Castle (Joe) of WIlliamsburg, VA, Andrea Butler (Vince) of Chester, MD, Ellen Hunter (Billy) of Columbia, MD, Sherry August (Dan) of Gainesville, VA and Kim Lilley of Eldersburg, MD. In addition, she is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends whose lives Brenda has touched. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 8300 Old Columbia Rd., Fulton, MD. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., PO Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702 or Patty Pollatos Fund, Inc., c/o Debbie Williams, 11102 Eagletrace Ct., New Market, MD 21774.

Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 16, 2012