Obituary: Former Summit resident Nan Harllee |

Obituary: Former Summit resident Nan Harllee

Summit Daily Staff Report
Nan Harllee

Nan Harllee, a former Summit County resident, died Feb. 19 at her home in Washington, DC., of metastatic melanoma. She lived in Summit County from January 1997 until 2005. Nan loved Summit Country, but when her grandchildren began to be born, she and her husband, Jack, moved back to Washington, DC, where her children and grandchildren lived.

Nan was an enthusiastic skier and hiker. She was active in the retired community’s social life, starting with the Over the Hill Gang. She was on the board of directors of Applause. A wine connoisseur, she was a member of a wine club, as well as a book club and two discussion groups, one of which she started and which still continues.

Nan got her bachelor’s degree from George Washington University, with distinction, where she was awarded Phi Beta Kappa. She went on to a distinguished career in the federal government, being one of the first women to become a member of the Senior Executive Service, which comprises the very top ranks of career civil servants. She received a number of awards, including the Presidential Excellence Medal of the Senior Executive Service

A diminutive redhead, trim and elegant, a bon vivant, friendly and unpretentious, Nan will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Jack Harllee, her children John Harllee and Kathy Doane, and five grandchildren.

Her visitation and funeral mass will be on Saturday morning, Feb. 28, at Holy Trinity Church in Washington, DC, where she was married. Arrangements have been made through Murphy’s Funeral Home, 1102 W Broad St., Fall Church VA 22046, (703) 533-0314.

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