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Murphy Funeral Homes

1102 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA

OBITUARY

Nancy Sanford Bushi

August 29, 1947September 6, 2019
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Nancy Sanford Bushi was born on August 29, 1947 and passed away on September 6, 2019.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering Saturday, September 14, 2019

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Nancy Sanford Bushi

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Todd Hall

September 14, 2019

To me, Nancy was always "Aunt Nancy", which was usually accompanied, in the same breath, without any delay, by "and Uncle David". Aunt Nancy and Uncle David never lived close to me, but they were at nearly every major event of my childhood. They made it a point to be connected, regardless of the distance. With every visit, Aunt Nancy brought her big personality, and most importantly (to me anyway), her big laugh. I loved to hear her laugh. It wasn't a dainty "oh, that's kind of funny" laugh. It was wholehearted. When something struck her as funny (which was often), she laughed out loud. Even when I was too young to see the humor in whatever she was laughing at, I couldn't help but laugh along with her.

Recently, I went through a bout with cancer, including 9 weeks of Chemotherapy. It was pretty miserable. Aunt Nancy wasn't doing very well herself at the time. We spoke on the phone, and in spite of her own health challenges at the moment, she was only concerned with how I was doing.

Aunt Nancy will be missed greatly.

Michelle Gehring (Fischer)

September 14, 2019

I have been sitting here for a while trying to pick a memory to share with everyone. I don’t have just one or two memories with Aunt Nancy, I have so many! And as I’m thinking of them all I smile. It’s a sad loss for all of us family and her friends that knew her but as I keep smiling at all the memories I realize how lucky I am to have been her niece. She was a wonderful aunt who loved shopping with me, taking me to different places around Virginia when I would visit in the summer, we would laugh together, lecture each other on how either of us knew better than the other ;) or just have a good time together on our girls dates with my mom and grandma. I honestly never really thought about her leaving us because I just took for granted there would always be Aunt Nancy. I miss her and I will always miss her. But how lucky am I to be able to smile at every memory I have with her in it. I’m sure everyone who knew her feels the same. RIP Aunt Nancy, you will always be loved and always be missed!
Michelle

Cammae Rose Fischer

September 14, 2019

Dearest family and friends,

Our grief is painful but I am thankful for
the memories that help me to smile
through the tears. My Aunt Nancy would
have wanted that for all of us. I am not
good at this so I'll leave my message short.

Tis a Fearful Thing
by Yeh uda Ha Levi (1075-1141)
Tis a fearful thing
to love what death can touch.
A fearful thing
to love, to hope, to dream, to be -
to be,
And oh, to lose.
A thing for fools, this,
And a holy thing,
A holy thing,
to love.
For your life has lived in me,
your laugh once lifted me.
To remember things brings me painful joy.
Tis a human thing, love,
A holy thing, to love
What death has touched.

The jewel has returned to the crown....
We will love you forever and miss you always.

Love,
Cammae Rose

Bill Watson

September 14, 2019

Hello David,
It’s been many years since connecting. I am so sorry for our reason being the passing of your beloved wife Nancy. You have my deepest condolences, as well as my wife, Margie.
* After watching the memorial movie you sent , it was obvious the two of you enjoyed a full life of travel and fun, enriched w/ family and good friends.
* I remember meeting Nancy on a few occasions many years ago and she seemed to b a friendly, well educated, and candid individual. It appeared she was quite active in many things over the course of your lives together. I’m sure you will miss her.
* But I know she would want you to know that she is okay and at some point you will see and be with her again. So, in the meantime enjoy the fond memories you have of the years you shared together and be happy that the both of you are better for it.
* Be encouraged, Dave over the experiences you had with Nancy and as she would want you to do— just “keep it into the wind” and continue to sail in the life that remains in you. Because that’s what she would want for you.

Take care, Cousin— hope to talk with you sometime . But for now: you just keep on keeping on!!

Cousin, “...Billy”

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