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Nancy was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, and graduated from Rio Grande High School in two years at the age of 16. She was historian of the Distribution Education Clubs of America High School Chapter. While in high school she was a member of the square dance team that won the state title. After high school she lived with her aunt in Las Vegas for about 6 months working and saving for college. She returned to Albuquerque where she graduated with an associate degree in accounting from SW Business College.
Nancy has three grown children and nine grandkids, while raising her kids she held various positions around Albuquerque. Her most memorable is as a cross country truck driver with her husband until she was 8 months pregnant with her youngest, who later grew up to be an aggie. Nancy was forever trying to pull into the compact car lots with the big rig, while her husband slept. Later she worked as a security guard for a uranium mine on the Navajo reservation, where a co-worker once handed her a gun and said, “Here! If I shout, shoot!”
Nancy was also an Office Manager for a Navajo Federal contract in Albuquerque, NM for 5 years. The contract wrote the Navajo K-8 curriculum material. She helped complete a Navajo Dictionary that is now in the Library of Congress. Nancy attended Navajo Nation council meetings that were conducted in the Navajo language on a monthly basis where she learned the basics of that language.
In 2003 Nancy and her husband moved to Bastrop, TX where she worked for the non-profit Texas Hospitals Association in Austin. There she found her way around the halls of the State Capital and learned enough that she could act as a docent on capitol tours. If you are lost in the Capital, look for a clock they are always on the North wall.
After surviving the fires in Bastrop in 2011, where unfortunately her house did not, her family moved to Bryan, where she was employed at Texas A&M’s Easterwood Airport as a Business Associate II. Nancy moved from the main campus at College Station to Galveston in June of 2013 and is employed at the Waterfront Operations Department as a Business Coordinator I. She works closely with vessel users scheduling boat trips to allow waterborne experiences to as many students as possible. She also works with financial management coordinating accounts payable. In her spare time Nancy volunteers at Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army holiday meals. She likes to crochet, garden and cook and travel the United States enjoying what this great land offers.