July 26, 1944-June 22, 2005
Nancy Elaine Prosser-Weedin was the first child born July 26, 1944 in Alliance, Nebraska to Helen (Kenagy) and Leonard Prosser. She died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at her home in McCook.
She lived on the family homestead in Sioux County in the sod house built by her Prosser grandparents, father and uncle until the spring of 1949, when the family moved to Crawford.
She attended Crawford Public Schools until she graduated in 1962. She attended Hastings College from 1962-1965 and received a BS degree in music education in 1966 from Chadron State College. She accepted her first teaching position in the fall of 1966 in Grant, Nebraska and taught K-8 instrumental and vocal music until 1969. She earned an elementary teaching endorsement in 1976 at Chadron State College. She earned her master's degree in administration in 1990. Nancy was a teacher or a principal for 35 years in western Nebraska and Colorado retiring in the fall of 2005.
In 1968 she married James Wesley Wilson in Grant, Nebraska. To this union were born two children, Cynthia (Wilson) Seagren and Wade Wilson. They moved to Loveland, Colorado in 1969 after Nancy acquired a music teaching position with the Big Thompson School District. She completed one year of teaching before staying home to raise their daughter. Jim and Nancy were divorced in the fall of 1977. In 1980, she married Gene Weedin. Nancy returned to the Grant Public Schools in 1977 and taught or was principal of the K-8 building until 1998. She then accepted a principalship at Grandview Elementary in Alliance, Nebraska, until she was offered a position in McCook where she served as an administrator of both East Ward and Central Elementary. Nancy also served as principal of West Ward in its last year and was the district assessment coordinator for a year and a half. When the district cut its staff numbers Nancy chose to return to the classroom. It was to be her final year as she contracted lung cancer and spent her last days enjoying retirement and reconnecting with friends across the state.
Some of her favorite activities included being with children - her own, her classes of students, and her grandchildren, reading, crafting, and camping.
She was a member of the McCook Memorial United Methodist Church, Nebraska Pride Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, Nebraska Council of School Administrators, and Phi Delta Kappa. She was a member of various education organizations throughout the years.
She was preceded in death by her father Leonard Prosser and nephew Jason Prosser.
Surviving family include her husband, Gene of McCook, Nebraska; daughter Cindi Seagren and husband Casey of Maywood, Nebraska; son Wade Wilson and daughter-in-law Keri of Twin Falls, Idaho; grandchildren, Ridge Neal, Jake Neal, Savannah Wilson, and Blake Wilson, Jaycee Seagren, and Reid Seagren; her mother, Helen Prosser; brothers Emory and Jim Prosser of Crawford, Nebraska and David Prosser of North Carolina.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook, NE, the education foundations of Grant Public Schools, Alliance Public Schools, or McCook Public Schools.
Visitation will be Friday during business hours, Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until noon, and Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Please use the South door entrance. Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
Funeral Service will be Monday, June 27, 2005, 10:00 a.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Jeff Thurman officiating. A private family inurnment will be held at a later time.