Nancy Lero Maly passed away April 13, 2018 at the age of 58.
Nancy Alice Maly was born to Emory and Alice Lero on March 12, 1960, in Bryan at the original St. Joseph Hospital. The baby of the family, she grew up in Bryan with three older brothers. Nancy went to St. Joseph Catholic School until the 7th grade, where she enjoyed being a cheerleader. She participated in 4H in cooking and received a blue ribbon. Nancy moved over to SFA Middle School, and then went on to graduate from Bryan High. She went to McKenzie Baldwin Business School and graduated with a secretarial degree.
It was while she was at Bryan High School that Nancy met the love of her life. She and Bobby Maly met at the Kurten Community Center, where he asked her to dance. They married April 26, 1980 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the reception at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Nancy and Bobby were blessed with two children that meant everything to her. She enjoyed being a mother to her son Brandon and daughter Lindsey. She spent as much time as possible with her family, but holidays with loved ones were always especially important. You would always hear her telling her loved ones, “love you more.” She was also a dedicated daughter and caregiver to her mother (“MeMaw”) until her passing. She cherished attending playing card events (especially SkipBo) every Tuesday and Thursday at Crestview with her mother and all of the other Crestview residents. Nancy’s Catholic faith remained an important part of her life, and was evident to all in her loving, compassionate nature. She didn’t judge others, but rather thought of their feelings first before her own. Her friends and family will always remember Nancy for her HEART OF GOLD.
Nancy worked for State Farm before moving to the Texas A&M football department. She worked with Aggie football as an administrative assistant for the offensive, defensive and recruitment department before becoming the administrative assistant to the head football coach, Mike Sherman. During this time Throughout her years in the football department, Nancy was the head football camp coordinator and mentor and coordinator to the Aggie hostesses. She also coordinated the annual Chalk Talk - a women’s event for Aggie football. Nancy retired in 2017 after 35 years with the football department. In her spare time, Nancy enjoyed being outside, planting and gardening, shopping, and spending time with her family and friends. She loved her dogs and grand-dogs. Although she enjoyed watching Aggie football even when she was not working, Nancy loved it if she could get away to the beach and relax in her hammock. She always lived each day to the fullest, and encouraged others to go out and “make something of your day.”
Nancy joins her parents, Emory and Alice Lero in Heaven and leaves behind her loving husband Bobby Maly, her son and daughter-in-law Brandon and Lindsey Maly, her daughter Lindsey Maly and significant other Andrew Veerman, her brother and sister-in-law Larry and Lisa Lero, her brother Mike Lero and his significant other Nancy Patranella, her brother and sister-in-law Eddie and Judy Lero, her father-in-law and mother-in-law Bob and Rosie Maly, her sister-in-law Barbara Pratt and her husband Paul Pratt, her sister-in-law Debbie Brooner and her husband Omer Broomer, her dog Levi, her grand-dogs Gus, Ryder, Zebco, and Zoey, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. All will miss her sweet, beautiful spirit.
To honor Nancy’s life, a celebration gathering will be held from 5-8 PM on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan with a prayer service to begin at 6:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 PM on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan.
Memorial contributions may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, PO BOX 4486 Houston, TX 77210, c/o Melanoma Clinic in memory of Nancy Maly or Hospice Brazos Valley in Nancy's memory.