In memory of
Betty Joyce Townsend Nash
Betty Joyce Townsend Nash of Austin, Texas died Tuesday, March 31, 2015. She was born at home in Travis County, Texas on September 18, 1938 the second of six children born to James Marvin and Alvena Beckman Townsend.
A few years after her graduation from Manor High School, she moved to Austin with her parents. On July 21, 1962, Betty married Clarence Nash, who was serving in the United States Air Force. Betty and Clarence had two sons, David and Marc. When Clarence completed his military service, he enrolled in Southwest Texas State University for one year and then transferred to the University of Texas. Betty and Clarence moved in UT's married student housing where they met lifelong friends, Judy and Dicky Seale and Danny and Paula Trigg. The three couples and their children traveled and vacationed together for many years.
Betty was employed by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. She retired in 1992 but returned to work part time until 1998. She remained close to the many wonderful friends she met during her years at TRS.
In 1986, Betty was diagnosed with breast cancer. She fought valiantly through surgeries, treatments, remissions and recurrences. Her spirit and attitude were an inspiration to all.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, infant brother, James Marvin Jr., her sister, Rogene and Rogene's husband Jerry Marcuse.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence Nash and their children and grandchildren: son, David of Austin and his children, Justin and Amanda; son, Marc of Elgin and his wife Twyla and their children, Landry, Lacey, Zeth and Junior. She is also survived by three brothers: Richard and his wife Wanda of Lexington, Harvey and his wife Sharon of Austin, and Stanley and his wife Denise of Round Rock; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Betty was a faithful member of Cedar Park First United Methodist Church. Arrangements are being made by Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas. The family will receive friends at Ramsey from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015. Services will also be held in the Chapel of Ramsey Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Burial will follow at Weir Cemetery.
The family would like to express their thanks to Demetrius Loukas, MD for 29 years of extraordinary care.
Contributions in Betty's memory would be welcomed to the charity of your choice.
You may share a message or memory in the online memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.
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