Nancy S. Pendleton, a retired city schools guidance counselor, died of heart disease April 26 at St. Joseph Medical Center. A resident of the Edenwald retirement community in Towson, she was 82.
Born Nancy Tyson Lee Scott in Baltimore and raised on a northern Baltimore County farm, she was a 1943 graduate of Bryn Mawr School and that year made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon. After attending Bryn Mawr College, she earned a master's degree in psychology from what is now Towson University. She also had a master's degree in guidance counseling from Loyola College.
She was a guidance counselor at city schools and retired from Lake Clifton High School in 1990. She then traveled extensively.
A member of the old Baltimore Comic Opera Company, Mrs. Pendleton performed in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in the 1960s and 1970s.
After living in Roland Park for many years, she moved to Washington Hill in East Baltimore.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. May 23 at St. David's Episcopal Church, 4700 Roland Avenue, where she was a member.
Survivors include two sons, Townsend Scott Pendleton of Bowie and Alfred Patterson Pendleton III of Los Angeles; a daughter, Mary L. "Mimi" Parvis of Baltimore; a sister, Leticia S. "Patsy" Haxall of Oceanside, Calif.; and six grandchildren. Her 1948 marriage to Alfred Patterson Pendleton Jr. ended in divorce.