Maiden Name: Elizabeth Walkos
Birth Date: 12/13/1936
Birth Place: “The Patch”, Pennsylvania
Date of Death: 02/14/2017
“Nell” was born in “the Patch”, a small mining community in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She was one of six children born to miner Edward Walkos and his wife Elizabeth. She would decide at an early age that she didn’t want to be a coal miner’s daughter forever and as soon as she graduated from high school she travelled to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and began training at Saint John’s School of Nursing. Upon graduation she worked as an ER nurse, a Critical Care Nurse, a Psych nurse and in later years a Worker’s Compensation Nurse.
She met and married to Ron Fozard and in 1980, they decided to move to Carson City, NV. where Nell found employment as a Worker’s Compensation Nurse with the Nevada Industrial Commission (NIC), later to become the State Industrial Insurance System (SIIS). In 1995 she began work at St. Mary’s Hospital as a workers compensation nurse and in 2001 she moved to Physician Managed Care in Carson City where her job was worker’s compensation case management.Read more “Elizabeth “Nell” Fozard”