Nancy Hardy Perry, 85, of Lexington died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, following a long illness.
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, a memorial celebration of life is being planned to honor her in the fall.
Mrs. Perry was born Nov. 13, 1935, to Rudolph Jones “Jack” Hardy and Elsie (Hitchcock) Hardy in Houston.
She graduated Lexington High School in 1953 and attended Tulsa Business College in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Perry worked for Industrial Generating Co. in Rockdale for nearly 40 years, beginning in July 1954.
She married her high school sweetheart, Alph E. Perry, on Aug. 27, 1956.
An avid community activist, Mrs. Perry was often at the center of her hometown happenings. She was recognized (twice) as Citizen of the Year, as well as Best Community Volunteer for her many contributions to the community through the civic organizations she served.
She also served as church clerk at First Baptist Church in Lexington for nearly 50 years.
Mrs. Perry was preceded in death by her parents, Jack Hardy and Elsie Hardy, and her husband, Alph E. Perry.
Survivors are a daughter, Lynne Perry Kincaid of Austin; a son, David Richard “Rick” Perry and daughter in-law Christy (Buetow) Perry of Lexington; a sister, Sondra (Hardy) Alley and husband Sherrill Alley of Austin; her grandchildren, Brooke (Perry) Schulz and husband Lance Schulz of Huntsville, Peri Kincaid and Colton Kincaid, both of Austin, Sam Perry of Lexington; and two sisters-in-law, Anna Hodgkins and Annette Woodward of Lexington; also, five nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Lexington for Prospect Cemetery, 979-773-2633.