GREENVILLE, S.C. — Nancy McDougall, surrounded by her family, ran victoriously into the open arms of her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 22, 2008.
She was born Oct. 8, 1961, to John R. and Beverly J. Aschenbrenner in Springfield, Ill. Nancy grew up in Raleigh, N.C., graduating from UNC Chapel Hill in 1983. She met and married the “love of her life,” Kevin L. McDougall, in 1991; and they joyously welcomed their son, Nate, two years later. Nancy always said that Nate was her greatest blessing and her joy overflowed in him.
Nancy was always an avid runner so after her breast cancer diagnosis in 1996, she quickly put on her running shoes and began training for the first Marathon, raising money for cancer research in her quest to find a cure. She completed 15 marathons raising over $1,000 towards the fight. Through her challenges, she became a testimony to God’s goodness, His comfort of hope and His promise of eternity through faith in His Son, Jesus. Nancy never missed an opportunity to bring Him glory in the midst of her trials and boldly professed her love of Christ to all she encountered.
Nancy was welcomed in heaven by her parents, John and Beverly. Those here waiting to see her again are her husband, Kevin; and their son, Nate. Also, her sister, Cheri Aschenbrenner, and her children, Noelle and Justin; her sister, Julie Hooten and husband, Bill Hooten, and their children, Ryan, Chris and Kyle (Christi and Mitchell); her brother, Johnny Aschenbrenner, and wife, Lisa Aschenbrenner, and children, Jack and Joey, all of Raleigh, N.C. In addition, her father-in-law, Clayton McDougall, her sister-in-law, Leslie McManamon, and husband, Tom, and daughter, Lauren, all from Ohio.
Her family wishes to thank Dr. Larry Gluck and his staff in Greenville, S.C., for their love and care. Also, a thank you goes to Dr. Eric Winer of Boston, Mass., for his care and friendship over the past 12 years. Donations can be made in Nancy’s honor to Advent United Methodist Church, 2258 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC 29681.
A funeral service honoring Nancy will be held at Advent United Methodist Church, Greenville, S.C., on Monday, May 26, at 2 p.m., officiated by Pastor Susan Leonard-Ray. Private burial for the family will follow the service.
Nancy’s legacy of faith, hope and love will continue through those of us who love her.
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12
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