I (Annie Jeanne “Jeannie” Bordner Hoffman) was born & raised in Santa Fe. After graduating from Santa Fe HS, I attended UNM for a year, married my childhood sweetheart who was sent to Vietnam Nam to fly Chinook helicopters. We had our first daughter while he was there. We had our 2nd daughter 2+ years later at Ft Hood, TX.
I finished my first school of nursing in 1974 & worked as an ICU nurse at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, TX for 2-1/2 years. I worked as a Civil Servant RN in the Psychiatric Ward at Ft Hood, TX for 4 years. Sadly my first marriage ended, & I transferred to UT Austin to finish my Bachelor of Science in Nursing while I worked in the cardio-renal transplant unit at Brackenridge Hospital. Upon graduation, I joined the Army Nurse Corps in 1983 & completed a total of 23 yrs. of service, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. I received my Master’s degree in Nursing Service Administration at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1987, while stationed at Brooke Army Medical Center.
I taught Nursing at NMSU for 3-1/2 years. I also trained for and received my Certification as a Legal Nurse Consultant in 2002. I spent many years after retirement reviewing medical records to monitor & report on standards of patient care in medical facilities throughout the US & worked on legal cases for elderly patients.
I have been attending Unity Church since my mom, Betty Jo Brown, helped the first Unity minister in Santa Fe along with several other folks start a tiny church here. During my time in the Army, my current husband (who I met at the Unity singles group in Boulder, Colorado in late 1987), and I would find the nearest Unity Church or Center for Spiritual Living to attend, if we could, whenever we moved to a new duty station (except in Germany).
For all the churches I have ever attended I love our Unity Community here in Santa Fe the most! I feel I am truly home physically & spiritually now! We have 2 fine grown daughters & 2 super granddaughters. Life is a great & blessed journey!