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Nancy Louise Pender, 53, of Lexington Park died Feb. 7, 2013, at her home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born Oct. 26, 1959, in Buffalo, N.Y., she was the daughter of Stanislaus Profic and Mary Ziolo Profic of Bellingham, Wash.
She honorably served in the U.S. Navy from Nov. 24, 1978, to July 19, 1988, as a photographer’s mate and dental technician. On July 17, 1980, she married Bryan Anthony Pender in Pensacola, Fla. They renewed their vows Sept. 19, 1998, at St. Nicholas Chapel at Patuxent River Naval Air Station. They spent 33 wonderful years together.
She was employed by IAP World Services for the last 17 years as a preventative maintenance scheduler.
She loved to visit Walt Disney World, going every year for the last 11 years. She also enjoyed organizing trips for her family and friends to attend Jimmy Buffett concerts Her favorite holiday was Christmas, and she always decorated the inside of the house. She was an avid book reader, but her favorite hobby was decorating cakes. She was self-taught and always produced “works of art” for her family, friends and colleagues. She loved to spend her time with her family, including her dog, Petunia.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived by her children, Samantha Pender of Lexington Park and Derek Pender (Amanda) of Lexington Park; siblings, Christine Profic of Bellingham, Wash., Ann Coberly (William) of Bellingham and Michael Profic (Jennifer) of Boise, Idaho; and many nieces and nephews.
The family received friends and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by the Rev. Joseph Calis on Feb. 12. Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements were handled by Brinsfield Funeral Home in Leonardtown.