Nancy Lee “McDaniel” Barnard, beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmommy and Great-Great-Grandmommy was received into the arms of her Lord Jesus early Thursday morning, December 29, 2022. Born October 6, 1934 in Frederick, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Oakey & Nellie “Thompson” McDaniel. She was the wife of the late Glenn Barnard, the love of her life, for 67 years.
She is survived by her children: Cindee (Barnard) Savage and husband Wayne of Knoxville, MD, Steven Barnard and wife Kristen of Flower Mound, TX and Mark Barnard and wife Beth of Tampa, FL; Ten grandchildren: Chip Savage and wife Isha, Kelli (Savage) Welsh and husband Matt, Jami (Savage) Hartman and husband Jamie, Ryan Savage and wife Ashley, Hunter, Riley, Gunnar & Makenna Barnard; 11 great grandchildren: Colton & Kaleigh Hartman, Connor & Chase Savage, Kendall, Breckin, Andie & Gatlin Welsh and Easton, Rhett & Jace Savage, 1 great-great-grandchild, Caroline Savage and numerous nieces & nephews. She is also survived by siblings Patricia Thomas of Stockbridge, GA, Robert McDaniel & wife Audrey of Damascus, MD & Barbara Johnson of Damascus, MD. She was predeceased by her sweet granddaughter Dylan Barnard.
Nancy graduated in The Class Of 1952 from Damascus High School where she excelled in academics. After graduation she was employed at Walter Reed Army Hospital. She then worked at The Atomic Energy Commission as an Executive Assistant. Upon leaving AEC she started
her own business, Barnard Communications, and taught Communication Classes for the Federal Government until she retired at the age of 85. She taught in the U.S. as well as many European Countries. Nancy was a great communicator! She loved to talk and share her experiences and encouraged others to pursue their dreams. She also enjoyed her time as a realtor for Long & Foster Realtors in Damascus.
Nancy loved to travel the world, attending shows, concerts and wineries with her husband and son Mark. She was also an avid Tampa Bay Lightning fan and attended many hockey games during her winter breaks in Florida with her son Mark. A lifelong resident of Maryland, she enjoyed lunches, family outings and vacations with her family and siblings. She also loved attending sporting events for her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. She loved spending time at her daughter Cindee’s farm, especially Christmas, with all the grand and great-grandchildren.
Nancy enjoyed her time at Deep Creek Lake where she and her husband had a lovely lake front stone home at Turkey Neck. They hosted many family get-togethers and her children & grandchildren learned to water ski and tube there. She was the official spotter on board the boat! She loved to read and you could always find her indulged in a good book. Her family genealogy meant a lot to her and she enjoyed sharing it with everyone. She enjoyed visiting her son Steven and his family in Texas. She was blessed to spend her last Christmas with them this year. Nancy did a wonderful job checking off her bucket list. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 7, 2022 from 10 to 11 AM at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, where a funeral service will be held at 11 AM in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.
In lieu of flowers Nancy requested donations be made to Wounded Warriors or a Veterans Charity of your choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.