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Nancy Todd Renfro

February 26, 1941September 27, 2020

Nancy Todd Renfro, age 79, passed away on 27 September 2020. She was born on 26 February 1941 to Mary Sue Todd Renfro and Robert Ames Renfro. She graduated in 1962 from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service and subsequently earned a Masters degree in Education at George Washington University. Miss Renfro had a distinguished career in education. She served as a teacher, vice principal, and principal in the Charles County Maryland Public Schools. During her tenure as principal of Milton Sommers Middle School, the school was recognized nationally for Excellence in Education, 1984-1985. Miss Renfro served as President of Organized Women Voters of Arlington, Virginia, for 23 years. In 2018, she was recognized for her service to the community with a House Joint Resolution by the Virginia House of Delegates. Miss Renfro will be buried in National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Virginia, in a private service. The date for memorial services is pending.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Arlington County Church of Christ Agape Fund in memory of Nancy Renfro.


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Georgianna ("George") Layton

October 2, 2020

I had the pleasure of teaching at Matthew Henson Middle School when Ms. Renfro was the Principal there. She was one of my eight Principals during my 35 years of teaching at Henson. Nancy was definitely one of my favorite Principals due to her many talents as a leader. She was extremely organized, caring of both her teaching staff and students, knew how to keep her staff working as a cohesive group, and under her leadership Henson was one of the top middle schools in Charles County!
I will miss Nancy's annual Christmas cards/letter which was my first every year---arriving around Thanksgiving. She will be sorely missed by many and remembered by all who came in contact with her over the years. "George" Layton

janice Elder

October 1, 2020

I first met Nancy in 1971, I was 17. Over the next 49 years we were co-workers, friends and family. As she was my administrator I had the privilege to work beside her. She was tough, thorough, smart, sharp, proud, hardworking, kind, caring, tall in her heals and loved chocolate. I remember her riding to school in a tow truck, as she had had an issue with her car that morning but Standardized testing took priority. She had a sense of humor which leads me to this story. She had created the new schedule. A very valuable piece of work. She was able to now go on vacation. Her right hand, Mr Burick decided to freak her out upon her return. So he hid her schedule. When she returned she had to walk through the school and locate balloons which contained clues to its whereabouts. We could hear her going throughout the building laughing and popping balloons. She loved it. We loved it. She was successful and able to return to her office with her coveted schedule. There are many more stories but will stop here.
Rest In Peace Nancy. I will see you again.

Deborah Brown

October 1, 2020

My heartfelt sympathy go out to Nancy's family. Nancy was a beautiful person, with good things to say about everyone. I'm going to miss our long telephone calls. Rest in peace, my friend.

Mary Jane Smith

September 30, 2020

I considered Nancy a role model and friend. She will be greatly missed.

Susan McBride

September 29, 2020

We shall all miss Nancy's keen intellect, quick wit and elegant demeanor. She will forever remain a shining example of a life well lived. RIP Dear Friend.
Susan McBride

Kathleen Cranton

September 29, 2020

Nancy was a wonderful friend. She loved her family, friends and the Arlington Community. Politics was a special interest with a passion for supporting the many citizens who gave their time for others. Although she did not want it known, she helped many in their time of need. Nancy continued the lost art of sending cards for celebrations and offering comfort. As a friend, I will miss Nancy dearly.

Elizabeth Brown

September 29, 2020

My condolences to the family. Nancy worked hard with the EACC during her time working in Charles County.

Jenifer Easthom

September 28, 2020

I am so saddened by the news of Nancy’s sudden passing. Nancy was always so welcoming and kind. I will miss our many discussions of books and movies.


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