I was born and raised in Clark County, Nevada. I’ve been married to my husband, Bill, for 31 years and together we’ve been blessed with a blended family of 3 wonderful sons, 1 amazing daughter, tremendous son- and daughters-in-law, and 5 incredible granddaughters. Our family is a blend of faiths, races, ethnicities and personalities. My family is my heart.
My mother, Theresa (Cornell) Page, arrived in Las Vegas in 1937 at 2 years old and my father, Glenn Page, Sr., arrived at Nellis as a proud member of the U.S. Air Force in 1951. I am the second oldest child of their 6 children. My siblings and I were taught to have faith in God, follow the golden rule of treating all people with dignity, care for those less fortunate, work hard and never take a single dime we did not earn. These are some of the strong tenets I follow to this day.
I started working as a babysitter and Review-Journal papergirl at 12. Through my paper route and babysitting I learned responsibility, money management, and how to work with people. I became a dedicated and tenacious worker as I entered the workforce a single mother of a precious little boy. The magnitude of the blessing and responsibility for my son engrained this work ethic more deeply into my character.
I have been given many professional opportunities to grow and advance in my career. My work history shows that professionals with more experience and knowledge than myself, have seen skills and abilities in me that I had not seen in myself. With each advancement, I learned, I grew, and I worked even harder to be worthy of their trust.
I treasure my role as a mother and grandmother. I have also been blessed with siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; many still in Clark County but others across the country. I have had everyday life experiences, eclectic family experiences, and a broad range of emotional roller coaster experiences as well. I know the pain of losing loved ones, especially my parents and two sisters, Rose Page and Theresa (Page) Ware, each losing courageous battles with long-term illnesses.
I have been blessed in my personal life and in my professional life. The experiences in each influence the other. I know the pain of loss to the point I can be compassionate but I also understand that each situation, each family, is different and as unique as the individual who has died. In serving families, we at the Public Administrator’s Office must call upon our personal experiences while respecting the uniqueness of each individual decedent’s case.