Nyla lost her husband to lung cancer in August of 2013. They were married for 22 years. Although she was very grateful to have had those years, no amount of time would have been long enough. She has 4 adult children (2 “bonus” and 2 biological) and 7 grandchildren. She is a retired registered nurse, an avid dog fancier, and self-proclaimed “foodie”. Originally from Minnesota, she has been in Texas since the early 80’s and now considers the Houston area “home”.
“When my husband died, I began looking for others who understood the path–women that would “get it”. Despite a close and loving family and many long time friends that were kind and supportive, I was looking for those that could identify with the journey to finding a new, albeit un-chosen and unwanted, way of life. I have found that band of women through Modern Widows Club. Every time I come home from our meetings, I feel so uplifted and understood. I hope to find ways to connect with and support others going through this challenging time, as we each become a new, different, and hopefully better person. I am honored now be the leader of the Central Houston Chapter. My goal is to help other widows find community and a comfortable, safe environment to move into the future while honoring the past.”