August 28, 2014
RENO, NV - Hundreds of students crowded a gym at Hug High School Thursday to remember a nurse they say made a difference in their lives. Margaret Clancy helped several generations of students at Hug before dying this week after a short illness.
"When you had a problem or issues or feel like you're done, you could go to her talk to her, she would snap you back to your senses," a former student said.
Students said Clancy was known as 'Momma Margaret' for her involvement in students' lives.
"If I needed money she would give it to me, but not for free she made me work for it doing yardwork, she showed me the meaning of life, if you wanted money you're gonna work for it," another former student said.
Teachers and students said Clancy always made them laugh, and was always there for them.
Balloons were let go on the football field in Clancy's remembrance.