Nancy Phillips

Being brought up by parents whose idea of a wild Saturday night included a plate of fudge and an armload of books, I cannot remember a time when I didn't have at least one book going. The first big thrill of my life was getting my own library card at age six.

From the age of seven I began learning French from lessons in the Book of Knowledge. French was part of my studies in high school and college. A year spent studying in France solidified my love of French and changed the way I wanted to live my life.

Over the years I have worked as a bi-lingual secretary for a French bank and a teacher of French in private girls' schools. I also worked as a counselor in a battered women's shelter. More recently I have taught ESL to immigrants from Mexico and Guatemala.

I have been privileged to travel to a number of foreign countries : Japan, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, and Spain.

Moving to Colorado in 1979 marked a big change in my life. The first thing I thought was. . ."This is where I was meant to be all along." I still think that.

Nancy Cathers Phillips: October 14,1935 - November 1, 2016

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