Meet Nancie Webb
Nancie Webb moved to Epworth Villa with her husband, George, in June of 2006. Raised in the Chicago area, they met at Illinois State (Normal) University. George later transferred to The University of Illinois to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering. They married in June, 1954 and, following George’s graduation, experienced many moves, courtesy of General Electric. In 1964, GE transferred them to OKC.
A stay-at-home mom with five children, Nancie obtained a M.Ed. in Reading from UCO and, after 16 years at home, returned to classroom teaching at various levels, her last position being at Putnam City West High School.
After retiring due to a health issue in 1988, Nancie became a volunteer in a small independent living residential facility and spent 17 years working there. This was invaluable experience when George was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and they could no long safely remain at their home at Silver Lake. Epworth Villa offered continuing levels of care and facilities for exercise and all manner of activities.
Quickly becoming involved in Epworth Villa, she serves on the Tribes of Eden, Wellness, Scholarship and Activities Committees, and has served as Secretary of the Resident Association. She leads an exercise class called “Limber-Up” and the afternoon pool exercise program. One of her favorite things is being a Grandfriend at the OSU/OKC Child Dev. Center every Thursday morning.
Following George’s passing, Nancie became a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Assn. doing a variety of office tasks, representative the Assn. at health fairs and conferences, and is a trained facilitator for two support groups, one of which meets at Epworth Villa on the first Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the Woodworth Room and is open to the public. She feels that nobody has to feel alone on this journey and support groups are so helpful.