Nancy Wermuth.

Nancy Bushey Wermuth passed away from cancer on June 29, 2022, at her home in Moab, Utah at the age of 66. A private service will be held by her family to celebrate her life.

Nancy was born to Eugene and Jacqueline Seelye Bushey on June 4, 1956, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She attended Craig Elementary and John Marshall Junior High School in Milwaukee and graduated from Brookfield Central High School in Brookfield, Wisconsin, in 1974.  She received her undergraduate education degree in 1978 and her speech-language pathology graduate degree in 1979 from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. 

During her 40-year career as a speech-language pathologist, Nancy provided communication science and disorders therapy services for children in early intervention and school-age programs in Minnesota, Georgia, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Utah, as well as supervising new speech-language pathologists. She was associate lecturer for graduate and undergraduate child language courses and the project manager for the Learning to Talk Communication Sciences Lab at The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Nancy is survived by her husband of 42 years, Robert Andrew Wermuth; her daughter, Betsy Wermuth, and grandson, Charles Robert, of Middleton, Wisconsin; her daughter, Alison Wermuth, and son-in-law, Simon Dick, of Denver, Colorado; and her son, Erik Wermuth of Washington, DC; as well as her brother, Greg Bushey, and sister-in-law, Michelle Kinscher Bushey, of Breckenridge, Colorado; her father-in-law, John Wermuth of Elm Grove, Wisconsin; her in-laws, Bruce and Sherry Casady Wermuth of Grapevine, Texas; Douglas and Lisa Hoy Wermuth of Mequon, Wisconsin; Andrew and Laura Esterly Wermuth of Denver, Colorado; Marty and Ann Wermuth Robinson of Appleton, Wisconsin; and by nieces and nephews who make their homes throughout the world. 

Nancy shared with her husband Robert a commitment to their professional and personal lives as global citizens, traveling, living internationally, and sharing interests in many cultures, music, languages, literature, and art. She had a special place in her heart for Switzerland, having lived and raised their young family there. She spent her free time gardening, hiking, snow-shoeing, cycling, seeking petroglyphs, and poring over maps to plan for the next adventure in our beautiful world.  

To this end, Nancy asked that any memorials be directed to The Nature Conservancy ( You may send condolences to the family at