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Nancy Lottie Brush Killoran


Nancy Lottie Brush Killoran

Sept. 3, 1946- Nov. 10, 2010

Nancy Lottie Brush Killoran, 64, passed away peacefully after battling leukemia on Nov. 10, 2010, surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, John Patrick Killoran.

Services were held Nov. 20 at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Eagle River with Greg Kimura officiating.

Nancy was born in Piqua, Ohio, on Sept. 3, 1946, the only daughter of Nancy Kathryn Sutton and Emmet Parker Brush. She received her bachelor of arts in English from Wittenberg University in 1968 and subsequently earned her masters in Journalism from the University of Iowa.

She moved to Alaska with her family in 1982 and worked as a writer for the Anchorage Times, followed by a professional career at UAA in public relations and ended her career before retirement as the marketing director for Anchorage Public Transportation.

Nancy dedicated a significant amount of her time to various organizations, including: the Eagle River and Anchorage communities, Susitna Rotary, Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, Anchorage Historic Properties, Board of Alaska Theater of Youth, Vestry of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, member of the Episcopal Daughters of the King and Society of St. Simion and St. Anna, and Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was regarded as a second mother by many of her children's friends, whom she opened her heart and home to over the years. Her family wishes their loving mother to be remembered as a woman who lived by the motto, "Today is a gift, that's why it's called the present," and whose giving nature lit up the lives of all who knew her.

Nancy is survived by her children, Molly Kathleen of Denver, Megan Mary of Anchorage and Patrick Parker of Anchorage.

Donations may be made to Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, 17545 N. Eagle River Loop Road, Eagle River, AK 99577.

Arrangements were made by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Bragaw Chapel.

This article published in The Alaska Star on Tuesday, November 23, 2010.