Nancy Alcock Hood
Retired biochemist

Nancy Alcock Hood, 87, was born on Tasmania, an island state off Australia. She currently lives at RiverWoods Retirement Community in Exeter, NH. A biochemist, she worked for the Rockefeller Institute and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute before accepting a faculty position at the University of Texas's first Medical School. After her retirement and move to RiverWoods, she reconnected with a professional colleague, Henry Hood, a retired neurosurgeon also living at RiverWoods. Their friendship grew into love and, as she says, "the penny dropped" and they were married, her first wedding at age 82. Henry has since passed. Nancy keeps in daily contact with her sister in Tasmania via their iphone and Skype, and continues to travel the world.