Senior Picture, Ada High School
I was born and grew up in Ada, Oklahoma and attended Hayes Elementary School and Ada Jr. and Sr. High Schools. My parents were Dorothy Elizabeth (Witherspoon) and Orval Price of Ada. I graduated from Ada High School at the age of 16. I was always a very serious student. I started writing stories in high school and took several writing courses in college.
Former Ada High School building my parents and I attended
At the age of 16, I began my long adventure in higher education at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. At first Mom and Dad were afraid I wouldn't finish high school, although that never crossed my mind. Then years later, they were afraid I would never quit going to school. I have to laugh about that. The driving force behind my many years of studies was my personal study of the book of Proverbs in the Bible when I was in high school. It spoke very highly of wisdom. The only way I knew to become wise was by continuing to learn.
David and Me - Houston
Here is David who is a wonderful son. We have always been very close and good friends. He is graduate of Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Computer Science. He is married to Amber. She has a degree in commercial art. They are a lovely couple.
David and Amber - Santa Fe
I graduated from The University of Oklahoma in 1972 with a B.S. in Business Education and from East Central University in 1997 with a M.S. in Human Resources Administration. I also attended Oklahoma Wesleyan University, George Mason University, Northern Oklahoma College, Oklahoma State University, and Oklahoma State University Veterinary School. I attended college for 12 years. It was a lot of work and expense, but a great experience learning all those new things. Sometimes it was extremely difficult and frustrating, but overall, a positive experience.
In 1981 I graduated from Tri County Techology Center in Bartlesville with my Licensed Practical Nurse diploma and I am presently an LPN.
Nurse Nancy 1981 - LPN Graduation
The only thing I ever passionately wanted to do was become a veterinarian. I worked three years to finish all my pre-vet classes and then started the veterinary program, but sadly was unable to complete it. That experience left me without direction in my life and a feeling of great loss and disappointment. I didn't know which way to turn or what to do next. Slowly, I found new paths to go down and got on my feet again.
Nancy 1986 - OSU Veterinary School
I am married to Arnold Allen. I have one one younger sister Susan and her husband Alvin. I have lived in Oklahoma, Texas, Kentucky, Virginia, and Maryland. My foreign travels have taken me to France, England, and Monaco. The most memorable experiences from Europe were going up in the Eiffel Tower, riding the train clear across France (from the south of France to Paris), viewing the breathtaking aqua colored Mediterranean Sea in Monte Carlo Monaco, and watching fireworks coordinated with music shot off a boat in the Mediterranean in Cannes France.
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My husband Arnold 1991
I am a former science and business teacher, nurse, secretary, veterinary assistant, office manager, and technical assistant . My special interests are reading, writing, web development, surfing the Internet, genealogy, and taking care of my cats.
In the past I have done watercolor painting, pencil drawing, ceramics, sewing, and needlework of various kinds. Also, I am a licensed scuba diver (Padi Master Diver).
Nancy giving a Scuba Diving Demonstration to children at
Hayes Elementary School in Ada
I feel writing is my best skill and has served me well over the years. My story, Happy Anniversary, was shown on national television in 2000 and later internationally. My husband Arnold and I, a friend Billy, and Dr. Paul Francel were all in the television program.
Courtesy of Lifetime Television Network
Nancy 1972 - Year of OU Graduation
The last job I had until my early retirement, was working for 6 years at Oklahoma State University Extension in the Community Nutrition Education Programs for low income persons and elementary school students. Before that I worked for East Central University in Ada, OK for almost 9 years. Most of the time was with the Small Business Development Center. I have also worked a number of other places over the years, some of which were Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma State University Veterinary School, Marland, OK School System as a science teacher, hospitals in Bartlesville and Ponca City, Northern Oklahoma College, University of Oklahoma, for the Superintendent of the Wesleyan Church, 2 United Methodist Churches, COMSAT (Communications Satellite Corporation) in Washington, D.C., and GAO at that time called the General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C.
I enjoy keeping my website updated and improved. I spend time nearly every day corresponding with friends I have made via my website. God has richly blessed me and my website and I hope and pray others have been blessed by it too.
I am a Christian and a United Methodist. Presently, I am committed to telling our story of inspiration to the world.
Sometimes we think being scientific is not compatible with a Christian life, but I assure you that is not true. I know with myself, the more I delved into science the more I realized that all those complex things didn't just happen. It confirmed to me even more that there was a higher power.
My greatest personal victory was the day my husband's brain tumor was completely removed by Dr. Francel with the help and guidance of our heavenly father. That was August 17, 1999. My greatest blessings were the day my son David was born, the day my sister Susan was born, the day I married Arnold, and the day I met Dr. Francel. I can say without hesitation that no person has impacted my life more than Dr. Francel.
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Above, public service website I created for those looking for the gravesites of their loved ones that have passed on in
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Tennessee (Hardin, Lewis, and Wayne Counties)
I made the website for David and Martha Montgomery, Florence, AL.