It was gratifying to read Tony Wade’s column, “Reflections on people behind the names,” in the Aug. 3 edition of the Daily Republic. It was good to learn about some of the namesakes of some Fairfield schools — to “put a life to a name, so to speak.”
There was, however, one name that I would have liked to see mentioned. That name is Nelda Mundy. Nelda Mundy Elementary School was named for Nelda J. Mundy, born in Gilmer, Texas, and a Fairfield resident at the time of her death. Nelda was a sister, an aunt, a grandma, a sister-in-law and a friend.
Nelda was a “teacher’s teacher,” that is, she was totally dedicated to teaching. She taught with a passion and loved her students.