Nancy Baird Brown
Born under the sign of Pisces, she loved water; she enjoyed the Oregon coast, Hawaii, and living near the Strait. She was did some quilting, and Braille transcription but eventually gave those up. Nancy also was a superb crocheter and made several garments, some of which she wore. To help others with crochet, she started a monthly crochet circle at the library, still active at Shipley Center. Later, she learned the art of shirret (only one on the Peninsula) and produced many trivets, mats and rugs, some being sold at Shipley Center.
Nancy was brought up in Queens, NY in the top oor of a 3 story house. She was a single child, with a father that soon divorced, and mother and step-dad who provided for her care and education. After high school, Nancy attended Queens College and then Amherst College in Massachusetts to obtain her MA in biology. She spent some time in Seattle area, but then found a job in an insurance company in Portland, Maine. Eventually, she made her way back to Seattle for another insurance company and married Robert.
In the summer of 2014, Nancy was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer; but controlled via oral meds, then she underwent chemo, along with increasing pain. A couple of weeks of radiation and strong morphine, helped with the pain. While planning on another round of chemo, Nancy developed breathing problems, severe weakness and resulting falls. Eventually, she was taken to OMC, treated for pneumonia and kept comfortable. Her return home was planned, how- ever, she passed peacefully at OMC on July 29th.
No formal funeral is planned; however, friends are invited to drop by the house for tea and snacks at a later date.