Nancy Elaine Crozier was the sister of late American television host, Fred McFeely Rogers, also referred to as “Mister Rogers”. Fred Rogers gained popularity largely because of the preschool television programme Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which aired from 1968 until 2001, was created, produced, and hosted by him. Nancy was a creator and artist herself but people knew her by and large because of her brother’s popularity.
Nancy Elaine Crozier Childhood & Family
Nancy Elaine Crozier was born on 21 Feb, 1939 in Pittsburgh and was adopted by the James Hillis Rogers and Nancy McFeely. Fred Rogers was her elder brother who was 11 years older to her. Fred Rogers had a challenging upbringing as he was a shy, timid, and overweight Kid. His asthma attacks constantly kept him at home. Due to his overweight, he was mocked as a child and nicknamed “Fat Freddy.” Being an introvert and due to being bullied at school, he had no friends of his own, he lived in his own little world and played with his stuffed toys.
However, once he started going to Latrobe High School, he was able to make friends who looked beyond his weight. At the age of 20, he wanted to join the military service but he wasn’t selected in the physical examination. Fred passed his graduation in music with great distinction. In 1963, the Pittsburgh Presbytery of the United Presbyterian Church appointed Fred as a minister. Instead of leading a church, his role as an ordained minister was to serve children and families via television. To keep his ordination, he often appeared before church officials. Nancy Elaine went on to marry Daniel G. Crozier and Fred married Sara Joanne Byrd.
Nancy Elaine Crozier Career
Nancy Elaine Crozier spent a lot of time and effort improving the area around her home, she worked at Latrobe Art Center. In 2002, Mrs. Crozier and fellow artist Elizabeth Ogden Hazlett co-founded the art gallery. She also appeared in two shows of Fred, “Won’t you be My Neighbor” and Mister Rogers Neighborhood. She was a volunteer at the Latrobe Area Hospital as well as a participant of the Latrobe Presbyterian Church.
She belonged to both the Rolling Rock Club and the Latrobe Country Club. Nancy Chad a strong sense of loyalty and affection towards her parents, her church, and the Latrobe neighborhood. She lost her parents, brother and husband before her own death in 2019. She used to live with her sons Dr. Daniel G. Crozier Jr., and Dr. James Brooks Crozier and his wife Jennifer. Nancy’s brother, Fred’s death was due to stomach cancer which he initially ignored, but later got operated on. However, after two months of surgery he died on February 27, 2003 in Pittsburgh.