Our beloved mother, Mary Lee Nash, passed away peacefully at her home in Buhl, Idaho, on Sunday, August 25, 2013, after a brief illness.
Mary was born on June 2, 1933, to Leo and Eva Jankowski in Buhl, Idaho. She was raised on a family farm near Buhl where she rode horses, enjoyed the open spaces, and helped her parents by working on the farm. Growing up, she was surrounded by a loving family, including her three sisters and one brother. She had a strong faith, many cherished relationships with friends and family, and enjoyed spending time with those she loved.
She married Thomas Benjamin Nash, Jr., on April 7, 1956, and had two children. She met Tom in Florida while he was in the military service and she was working as a beautician. They soon returned to Idaho to live on and manage the family farm. Mary spent many years as a beautician and took great pride in helping the residents of Heritage Retirement Center to look their best. After retiring, she spent her time supporting the Catholic Church, playing cards, and lending her talents at the Twin Falls County Fair, at the Senior Center and to the State of Idaho helping people to vote. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Buhl.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her aunts Francis Scully and Norna Stoner; her uncles Roman Jankowski, Joseph Jankowski, Kizmer Jankowski, John Jankowski, Edward Jankowski and Thomas Jankowski; her nephew Christopher True; and her niece Michelle True. She is survived by her son Nicholas Nash and her daughter Julia Nash; her sisters Evelyn Becker, Jeanette True, and Rita Jankowski Bradley; her brother Thomas Jankowski; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
In lieu of flowers, Mary requested that any memorials go to the Buhl Senior Center, 1010 Main St. in Buhl; Hospice Visions, 1770 Park View Drive in Twin Falls; or the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1701 Poplar St. in Buhl.
Funeral services for Mary will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, at 1701 Poplar St. in Buhl, on Friday, August 30, at 11:00 a.m. In addition, a rosary will be said for Mary at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Thursday, August 29, at 7:00 p.m. Please do not wear perfume or other fragrances to the services because of severe allergies of family members.