Dr. Nancy Lynn Allison MD, FACP

July 29, 1952 - October 3, 2021

07/29/1952 - 10/03/2021

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Saturday April 09, 2022
3:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

Dr. Nancy Lynn Allison, MD, FACP passed away on October 3rd, 2021 at her home in Virginia Beach, VA. Nancy was born July 29th, 1952 in Columbus, Ohio at White Cross Hospital to Dr. Morgan Allison DDS and Janet Allison RN (nee Jones).
Dr Allison was a graduate of 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 mentored by Dr. Robert Nairns, MD and at Presbyterian Medical Center by Dr. Robert Stote, MD who remained a dear and trusted confidant until her passing.
Since 2001, Dr. Allison was a proud member of the Tidewater Kidney Specialist (TKS) team. She was also Medical Director of the Virginia Beach DaVita Dialysis Center. She attained 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 care provider with which she was associated throughout a distinguished career. Nancy was especially proud to participate in Remote Area Medical (RAM), a program to deliver free medical services to underserved and uninsured families in rural Virginia. She was committed to helping the most vulnerable until the day she left us. Throughout the pandemic she never missed a day at TKS and was there for her patients despite constant threat to her own compromised immune system.
In addition to all of her other many contributions, Nancy served our Nation and Navy across 20 arduous years of moves, deployments, added responsibilities, and sacrifice as a Navy Wife. During that time and since, she was always available to serve the physical and emotional needs of other Navy wives and the children of her Shipmates.
In 1986, she honored (then) LCDR Bill Walsh, USN by accepting his proposal of marriage. For 34 years thereafter, she loved him with all her heart and he loved her with his. Nancy was the most devoted wife, mother, physician, friend, sister, aunt imaginable.
Her eldest son BJ (William Morgan) Walsh, BSN followed his Mom into medicine and serves proudly and ably in Pediatric Intensive Care Units. Her youngest son Ryan Thomas Walsh, is a skilled and dedicated television producer with Bleacher Report in Manhattan. They were without question the center of her universe and will always be. Despite a fight of more than 30 years with a debilitating condition that nearly took her life on three occasions, Nancy never missed a single game, meet, or regatta (of many) that they participated in at Christ the King Grade School (Tampa, FL), St. Gregory the Great Catholic School and Catholic High School (Virginia Beach). Her boys went on to graduate from The University of Virginia and Syracuse University, respectively, and each reflects the very best of their mother’s compassion, dedication, and commitment to excellence. She was exceedingly proud of their work as coaches with the Virginia Beach Special Olympics. Her greatest joys came from cooking Thanksgiving and Christmas Turkey Dinners for them, laughing with them, watching Ohio State sports with them and seeing each grow to become strong, smart, caring, young men. She treasured every hug, visit, call, card, text, letter, email, and expression of love to her from wherever they were. She was excited for a planned November visit with Ryan in New York and thrilled at the thought of BJ’s wedding to his fiancé, the wonderful, amazing Eleni Clare.
Nancy is predeceased by her father, mother, and brother Tommy. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Capt Bill Walsh USN (Ret), her sons BJ Walsh and Ryan Walsh, her 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. Nancy is also dearly missed by her four sisters-in-law, Rosemary Deininger  of Frisco, TX, Helen (Dee) Walsh of Bluffton, SC, Patricia Walsh R.N., of Drexel Hill, PA, and Anne Marie Walsh-Nahum, R.N. of Colts Neck, NJ, each loved Nancy completely.
Her 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 next to Nancy’s heart.
Nancy was a devoted yoga enthusiast and loved practicing with her ‘yoga team’ at Atma Bodha Yoga Studio in Virginia Beach where she proudly learned from her yogi AJ. She was a member of the Norfolk Botanical Garden and solved the Virginia Pilot’s print of the New York Times crossword puzzle every day and especially Sunday. She found joy in exercise, and would regularly row for 30 minutes at a time on her Concept 2 rowing machine. She was an avid reader, a lifetime learner, and longtime member of the Virginia Beach Public Library.
A Memorial Service will be held on April 9, 2022 at 3 PM at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel with a reception to follow. To properly plan and accommodate all attendees, the family asks if all guests planning to attend could please RSVP by clicking on the hyperlink HERE. For those that have a photo they would like to share of Dr. Allison, the family invites you to submit your memory on the hyperlink HERE.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Military Families Association, The Ohio State University Morgan L. Allison, DDS ‘44, and N. Wayne Hiatt, DDS ‘51 Amphitheater Fund, Fund Number 308237, or the National Kidney Foundation.

Nancy Allison Memorial Folder

Nancy’s Memorial Folder


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Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 year ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Nancy Lynn Allison, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Nancy Lynn Allison, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †