Nancy Thompson attended camp Oh-Neh-Tah
from 1957 to 1970.
She was a CO camper, senior camper, assistant and
assistant director of Tawanka under Betsy Hager, and
Nancy's sister, Janet Thompson, was a camper, senior
and kitchen girl at Camp Manitou from 1963 until 1970.
Later in her life, Nancy chose Zia Avila as her name.
Zia, meaning sun, and Avila after Theresa of Avila.
a successful career as a biology teacher,
Zia attended Boalt Hall Law School in Berkeley, California,
and is the only person we know to have achieved a
perfect score on
the LSATs. She
was partner of a law firm in Phoenix, Arizona
until her retirement.
Zia was a Buddhist for 35 years and attained the 5th
level many years ago.
Zia lost her battle with cancer on December 1, 2004,
one week after her 55th birthday.