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Beloved, longtime Spring Hill High School teacher dies

LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) - A beloved, longtime teacher at Spring Hill Independent School District has passed away.

On Tuesday, Nancy Green, a retired Spring Hill High School English teacher and breast cancer survivor, passed away at her home. She was 62-years-old.

Ms. Green graduated from Pine Tree High School in 1974. She received her Bachelor of Arts in 1979 from Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma.

In 2013, Ms. Green retired from Spring Hill ISD where she taught English for 31 years. Prior to taking a position at SHISD, she spent two years at Schulenburg ISD.

With a lively personality, she earned special popularity among the students.

She cherished traveling with friends. She loved road trips as well as driving the backroads of East Texas, and had a talent finding adventure in everyday places. To those lucky enough to join her on one of those trips, whether across the country or across the county, she offered a fresh and beautiful perspective on life, love, and the world we live in.

She is survived her brother, John A. Green, sister-in-law, Paula Green, nieces and nephews, Michelle Green, Wendy Wylie, John Michael Green, Jason Green and Shon Smith and aunts Carolyn Green, Teresa Green, Jean Green, Wretha Green and Patsy Davis as well as numerous cousins and caring friends.

Ms. Green enjoyed all aspects of teaching and working with students. She is remembered fondly by former students and co-workers who were blessed by her winning smile and contagious enthusiasm.

A personalized garden court visitation will be held Friday, from 6:00 p.m., - 8:00 p.m., at Welch Funeral Home in Longview, located at  4619 Judson Road.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m., also at Welch.

Ms. Green has asked that her cremated remains be scattered near the West Elk Wilderness in Colorado, where she spent summers with her family as a child, and one adventurous summer, as an adult, living life as did Henry David Thoreau, "near the bone where it is sweetest."

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