Of Washington, passed away at home on July 4, 2015. She was 74.Born in Baytown, TX to Charles and Nell Kelly, Nancy was a lifelong Texan in spirit. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she met her husband, James, and she received a Liberal Arts degree. After moving to Washington she studied accounting at George Washington University and received both a BBA and an MBA. Nancy was a highly-regarded CPA and a partner with the firm of M.B. Hariton & Co., which later became Laventhol & Horwath. She served on the Board of Accountancy for the District of Columbia during the 1980s. After her retirement in 1987, she was active for many years in Community Tax Aid, providing tax preparation services to low-income individuals. Nancy will be remembered by her many friends and family for her generosity, style and toughness. She and James were married for 52 years. She is also survived by a sister, Mary Denise Rosenfeld, of Sugar Land, TX; a daughter, Kelly, of Philadelphia; a son, Trent (Mandy) of Dallas; a grandson; and many nieces and nephews.Services will be held Saturday, July 18, 3:30 p.m. at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington DC. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, 4103 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC 20019, or to Community Tax Aid, 218 D Street SE, 1st Floor, Washington, DC 20003.

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Nancy taught me the difference between the words affect and effect, and how affect was a verb but effect could be a verb or an noun, depending on how it was used in a sentence. This was in 1976 when I was a junior accountant at the time with M.B. Hariton & Co. in Washington, D.C. Just a few days ago I read something funny about word usage and suddenly wanted to email the article to Nancy and also thank her for what she taught me so long ago, but when I went to search for her using Google I saw that she had gone on ahead on July 4th. Fare thee well Nancy, and thanks again for your help.
Bill McClellan
July 29, 2015
Nancy McBride and her family have been friends of the Kelsey family ever since our meeting in Tulsa, OK many decades ago.
We were saddened to receive news of her death at home in Washington, D.C. with family members by her side. Nancy was an exceedingly Dear Friend, & so generous to all over the years! Her Kindness knew no boundaries; and she was a Delightful Character to know. We have lost her far too soon; there never will be another with her amazing
AND amusing qualities.

Nancy will be missed by both my husband Darrel & me, as well as our four daughters ~ Christine in Seattle; Teresa in NYC; and our two in the Kansas City area ~ Laura Marchand and
Mary Catherine Newman.
I will miss my "Friend from Baytown,Texas" as well, and
as others did note,

Be at peace now,
Dear Nancy Kelly McBride!
We hope to meet you
"in the Bye & Bye"
& enjoy our mutual
Friendship FOREVER!!
Much Love Always!
Marion & Darrel Kelsey & Daughters
July 17, 2015
To the McBride family- Nancy will always hold a special place in my heart. Not only was she a good friend for almost 40 years, but she was my mentor, who help me become the CPA I am today. I will truly miss Nancy and will keep her, and James, and her family in my prayers. Please know my thoughts are with you.
Bruno Kaelin
July 17, 2015
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