Notices sorted by graduation date.
Nancy L. “Nance” Conover (Col ’80) of Oakland, California, died June 11, 2019. After graduating from UVA, she earned her master’s degree in city planning from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985. She built a career in economic development and spent the past 18 years as a community developer with Mercy Housing. Ms. Conover previously worked with social justice nonprofit organizations, and she served on numerous boards and helped found the Northern California Community Loan Fund. She was an active member of the La Peña Community Chorus, with whom she traveled widely singing for peace and social justice. Most of all, she loved being a mother to her son, Jonathan. Together, they enjoyed adventures from biking in New Mexico to late-night bowling in Oakland. Ms. Conover loved traveling, hiking, camping and music. She was a dear friend and was known for her compassion and love of life. Nance, a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, had a passion for inclusiveness that encompassed all. Survivors include her son, two brothers, a sister and her former partner.
Carla Synethia Scott (Col ’88 L/M) of Jersey City, New Jersey, died June 26, 2019. At UVA, where she majored in English, she was inducted into Sigma Tau Delta honor society. Ms. Scott worked as accounting manager and assistant business manager at Citadel Broadcasting (Cumulus Media) in New York City for 23 years. A diligent worker committed to excellence, she later worked as accounts payable manager at Outbrain in New York City and Brother International Corp. in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Blessed with amazing talent in music, Ms. Scott was able to share her vocal gift around the world. She was a dedicated member of The Stingers Band, with whom she performed for royalty, celebrities and major events. An avid music connoisseur, she performed with several groups and in individual projects. She was known for her giving spirit, which she lived out in joy. Survivors include her mother, sister Chandra Scott Lewis (Col ’95), a niece, an uncle and three aunts.