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Nancy L. Allison, MD, FACP

October 3, 2021

Dr. Nancy Lynn Allison, MD, FACP passed away on October 3, 2021 at her home in Virginia Beach, VA. Nancy was born on July 29, 1952 in Columbus, Ohio at White Cross Hospital, the daughter of Dr. Morgan Allison DDS and Janet Allison RN (nee Jones) were born.

Dr. Allison graduated from Worthington High School, Wittenberg University and the Medical College of Ohio in 1978. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, in 1981 and her fellowship at Temple University School of Medicine in 1983. At Temple University Hospital, she was taught by Dr. Robert Nairns, MD and at the Presbyterian Medical Center by Dr. Robert Stote, MD, who remained a dear and trustworthy confidante until her death.

Since 2001 Dr. Allison proud member of the Tidewater Kidney Specialist (TKS) team. She was also the Medical Director of the Virginia Beach DaVita Dialysis Center. She earned board certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in both internal medicine and nephrology.

Nancy loved her patients and colleagues at TKS and every other health care provider she was associated with during her stellar career. Nancy was especially proud to participate in Remote Area Medical (RAM), a program to provide free medical services to underserved and uninsured families in rural Virginia. She was determined to help the weakest until she left us. Throughout the pandemic, she never missed a day at TKS and was there for her patients despite the constant threat to her own weakened immune system.

In addition to all of her other many contributions, Nancy served our nation and Navy for over 20 grueling years of moving, duty, additional responsibility, and sacrifice as a Marine. During that time and since then, she has always been available to meet the physical and emotional needs of other naval women and the children of her shipmates.

In 1986 she honored (then) LCDR Bill Walsh, USN by accepting his marriage proposal. For 34 years she loved him with all her heart and he loved her with his. Nancy was the most devoted wife, mother, doctor, friend, sister, and aunt imaginable.

Their eldest son, BJ (William Morgan) Walsh, BSN, followed his mother into medicine and proudly and competently serves in pediatric intensive care units. Her youngest son, Ryan Thomas Walsh, is a seasoned and dedicated television producer with Bleacher Report in Manhattan. They were, without question, the center of their universe and always will be. Despite struggling for over 30 years with a debilitating condition that nearly killed her three times, Nancy never missed a single game, meet, or regatta (of many) she attended Christ the King Grade School (Tampa, FL .) attended), St. Gregory the Great Catholic School and High School (Virginia Beach). Her boys graduated from the University of Virginia and Syracuse University, respectively, and each reflects the best of their mother's compassion, dedication, and commitment to excellence. She was extremely proud of her work as a trainer at the Virginia Beach Special Olympics. Her greatest joy was cooking Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey dinners for them, laughing with them, watching sports with them in Ohio State, and watching everyone grow into strong, bright, caring young men. She cherished every hug, visit, call, card, text message, letter, email, and token of love, no matter where they were. She was looking forward to a planned November visit to see Ryan in New York, and loved the thought of BJ's wedding to his fiancée, the wonderful, amazing Eleni Clare.

Nancy passed away from her father, mother and brother Tommy. We will remember her husband Capt Bill Walsh USN (Ret), their sons BJ Walsh and Ryan Walsh, their future daughter-in-law Eleni Clare, PA-C, sister Sue Brady (nee Allison), brother-in-law Col. Tim Brady USAF ( Ret), brother Steve Allison, sister-in-law Sara Allison, her nephews Jason Allison, Clint and Liz Brady, Daniel and Sally Brady, Evan Allison, Keith Allison and Davis Allison.

Your dear friends Dr. Ana McKee, Ana's husband The Honorable Judge Theodore Alexander McKee and Dr. Pat Baccash are part of her family and always close to Nancy's heart.

Nancy was a devoted yoga enthusiast and loved to practice with her "yoga team" at the Atma Bodha Yoga Studio in Virginia Beach, where she proudly learned from her yogi AJ. A member of the Norfolk Botanical Garden, she did the Virginia Pilot crossword puzzle in The New York Times every day, especially Sundays. She found joy in training and rowed regularly for 30 minutes at a time on her Concept 2 rowing machine. She was an avid reader, lifelong learner, and longtime member of the Virginia Beach Public Library.

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