Loved One Remembers Woman in Fatal Highway 79 Collision

The hairdresser of Nancy Day, one of two victims of a fatal head-on collision on Highway 79, recalled memories of their friendship that lasted 30 years.

"She would always, whenever you'd say something a statement about anything, she'd say "Amen, I believe that." She'd talk about the lord all the time. And that was her main thing," remembered Cheryl Smith.

Sixty-nine-year-old Day was traveling south on Highway 79 when her 2014 Mercedes Benz veered into the path of 51-year-old Nancy Wagenfuehr's 2002 Volkswagen shortly after 1 pm on Thursday.

The head-on collision claimed the lives of both women.

Her life was dedicated to teaching in the Wichita Falls ISD for 15 years at Hirschi High and 3rd grade at Jefferson Elementary before retiring in 2006 and becoming a substitute teacher at Holliday Independent School District. 

Superintendent Kevin L. Dyes released this statement on Friday: "Mrs. Day was a valued member of our school community as a substitute teacher for the past 9 years. She always exhibited a positive and caring attitude towards students and staff. Mrs. Day had a heart for students, teachers and loved substituting at Holliday. We considered Mrs. Day a part of our family and she will be greatly missed by the students and staff of Holliday ISD."

Her body was transported to a medical examiner's office in Dallas and the family will start making funeral arrangements after the autopsy is completed, her husband said.

 

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