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We were taught to excel
03/02/2011: Laurali Noteman
Nancy Twitchell was born as a middle child in a family with six children. Known back then as Nancy Underwood she was raised in Northridge, Simi Valley and Granada Hills, CA.
Music was a huge part of Nancy’s life and family activity. Each family member played at least two instruments. Nancy’s choices were the cello, oboe and alto sax. "If our family got sick the whole musical event would have to be cancelled," she chuckled. "We were half of each ensemble."
Twitchell fondly remembers their evening meals. "We would gather around the dinner table and talk politics every night." She continued, "Or we would have vocabulary words on cards. We would have to define the word, spell it and then use it in a sentence." (Geeze maybe we need to go back to dinner around the table.)
Nancy was encouraged by her family and siblings to excel. She competed in the All So. California Science Fair in high school. Her project was "Effects of glue sniffing on rats and mice." Sniffing was rampant back then. She was awarded honors for her project. She graduated with a full scholarship and attended BYU.
Twitchell raised her two children, Rebecca and Adam in Tropic, Utah. They lived in Tropic for 25 years.
Nancy became a reporter for the Garfield County newspaper. When the paper came up for sale her parents purchased it. "Mom was the publisher, I was the reporter, editor and photographer while Rebecca became the computer tech and dealt with advertising layouts."
Nanacy’s passion is her faith. She would like to establish a home that would help those in need as well as teach them a marketable trade. High aspirations and a noble goal.
Nancy joined Kane County Hospital becoming a team member in May, 2007. "KCH is family. No one department can fully function without the help of the others. We pull together as a team to show love, compassion and understanding to our fellow staff members, patients and their extended families."
It’s great to have such talent on our team. Nancy always goes the extra mile, we appreciate all she does for us.