Nancy Berhorst, Ms. Senior France 2018-2019
Nancy commented after receiving a first time community service award: “After being a caregiver for more than 50 years I realized there are women 50+ who become ill physically and or mentally because they feel deprived, unloved and unappreciated after years of giving of themselves with little to no returns. These women need a goal, something to motivate them to dream. I represent both sides. Encouragement, love, appreciation and internal and external beauty gives a lust for life through sharing beyond no other means of achievement. I became a Queen for the first time when I turned 77. I share my Crown in Nursing Homes, Hospitals, and Shows everywhere I can. I will continue to say, "It could happen to you" with gusto because it happened to me.”
Talent: Vocal— “I Dreamed a Dream”.
Special Interest: Nancy lived her teen years in Pearl Harbor. She has always been a dancer, singer, poet & songwriter. A song she wrote in 8th grade was recorded by recording artist Don Ho. She married her high school sweetheart and they have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Nancy’s grandfather wrote the French National Anthem “Les Marseillais”.
Education: Nancy continued her education in community colleges in Michigan and Arizona. She was in private nursing for 40 years.
Volunteer work: Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce. She holds a Certificate of volunteering from the Veterans Administration for their hospitals & nursing homes.
Awards: Ms. Senior Arizona 2018; Ms. Senior France 2019.