Patricia Ruth Nash

April 13, 1931 - September 9, 2017
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Patricia Ruth Gray Nash, 86, of Houston, Texas, passed away on September 9, 2017, from complications of Alzheimer disease.

Born on April 13, 1931 in Galveston, Texas to Emmett Gray and Henrietta Duncan, she met the love of her life at Ball High School and was married to John M. Nash II on May 19, 1950 in Galveston, Texas. She obtained Bachelor and Master Degrees from University of Houston and went on to work in the Aldine Independent School District for four decades. She dedicated her career to special education, working her way from teaching to crisis counseling at Stovall Middle School and finally as Principal at Drew Intermediate in Houston, Texas. She resided in Houston, Texas and enjoyed sunsets over west bay from the deck of their bay house in Galveston.

She is survived by her husband, John M. Nash, II; daughter, Leslye Nash; sons, John M. Nash, III and Jeff Nash; sisters, Dorothy Herauf and Jody Ellis Thompson; and brother, Emmett Gray.

Pat’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:00 am at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with burial following at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

Pallbearers will be Scott Gray, Emmett Gray, Cecil Norman, Fred Herauf, Eric “Bubba” Nash and Steve Hylander.

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Monday, September 18, 2017

Time: 10:00 am -

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, September 18, 2017

Time: 11:30 am -

Galveston Memorial Park


7301 Memorial Drive
Hitchcock, TX 77563

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Born: April 13, 1931
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Walt Kaser posted on 9/19/17

John, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Pat. I worked with Pat at the Alternative School from 1990-1997. She was a joy to work with. Pat was a wonderful administrator and teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Walt Kaser, PE Teacher.


Madeline Murphy posted on 9/16/17

Mrs. Nash hired me to work for her at Drew and I continued working when we became an alternative school for Aldine. She was a wonderful, hard working, principal. She was able to conference with you about any problem without making you feel angry or upset. She was wise and very witty. Over the years she became a dear friend. My heart is sad at her passing. I loved and admired her very much.


Jody Moore posted on 9/14/17

Prayers for God's peace to rest on the Nash family at this time! Love always, Gary and Jody Moore