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Brenda Sue Conaway

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Brenda Sue Conaway

Brenda went to nursing school in the most unique manner! In Anna, Illinois there was a Homing Pigeon race and people lined up to win the prizes offered if their bird won. Apparently, Brenda put her name on the Grand Prize Winning pigeon and won a full scholarship to the local college nursing school. She received her LVN degree from Scott Community College in Davenport, Iowa and her RN degree from Carl Sanberg College in Rock Island, Illinois in 1979. After nursing school she had the opportunity to work in many areas: as a flight nurse in a helicopter, worked in one of the busiest and largest ER’s in Chicago, mental health in Houston and Midland, for the Principle Life Insurance Company, Director of Nurses in Midland, Crane, Andrews and Odessa, but geriatric turned out to be her favorite. From that experience she started her place called Lakewood Assisted Living in Houston. After she sold that business she came to Andrews to do the start up on Permian Residential Care. She worked at Avalon Place in Odessa for several years and still had many friends from there. Next, she did startup on Legends in Midland then fell in love with teaching high school students to be Certified Nurse Aides. I am sure she touched hundreds of lives in more ways than one with her knowledge and gentle nature.

Brenda had many adventures in her life. She loved to travel with David and they went on several cruises as well as many golf tournaments. She loved dressing up and going to these tournaments and visiting, shopping, staying in fancy hotels, wearing her sequined gowns and “putting on the dog” as she called it.

Brenda loved her family small though it was and certainly her sons and grandchildren were precious to her.

Brenda had several friends she wanted to recognize: in no particular order and no last names, Holly, Shirley, Wendy, Dolly, Jana, Ray, Kim, Susie, Ericka, Paula and Marty (hope I didn’t forget anyone).

She treasured Lori Treadwell and her family and Marty Lucas and her family whom she spent family reunions and holidays with and who even did odd jobs for her on occasion.

She also loved and treasured her dear friend, Cheri from St. Louis who she worked with for years in a small hospital where there was no such thing as time off. 24/7 on call every week. Who can do that?

Last but certainly not least her constant companion, Jeffery. I think Jeffery kept her alive in ways we will never understand.

Good-bye by dear friend-May the Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent one from the other. Mizpah

Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the McNett Funeral Home Chapel with Jessup Wilson officiating.