Nancy Belt Wilson
Nancy was born in Port Hueneme, CA in 1947, the daughter of Richard Wheeler Belt, Jr, Capt. USN (Ret) of Carollton, MO and the former Regis Mary Nelson. While her father served in Korea, Nancy lived in Coronado, CA; Key West, FL; and Lebanon, NH before docking in Yokohama, Japan in 1951 aboard the USAT Ulysses S. Grant. The family lived in Washington Heights and Nancy attended kindergarten at Yoyogi Elementary School.
The Belt family departed Japan in 1953 and Nancy attended elementary schools in Middletown, RI; Annapolis, MD; Newport, RI; and Virginia Beach, VA. She entered high school in Arlington, VA at Washington-Lee HS, but in 1963 she went to Rio de Janeiro aboard the SS Brasil. Nancy is a 1965 graduate of Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro. She then received an AA degree from Colby Jr. College, New London, NH.
Nancy served as a secretary in the Economics Department at Harvard University from 1968-70. She returned to Japan in 1970 on the American Mail Line’s freighter SS Canada Mail, and is now a permanent resident. She has been a secretary at HQ, U.S. Forces, Fuchu (Inspector General’s Ofice), at IBM World Trade Asia, at Amoco Chemicals Far East and at Rohm and Haas Asia between 1970 and 1985.
In 1973 she married Charles Kent Wilson of Boston, MA in Tokyo.
Nancy has done volunteer work with scholarship and lecture series programs with the College Women’s Association of Japan. She is past Treasurer, Secretary and Publicity Chairman of the Yokohama International Women’s Club.
Her travels have included visiting Mongolia, Siberia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Malaysia, Bali, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, Burma, Nepal, Micronesia, India, Denmark, Sweden, England, Scotland, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Canada, Puerto Rico, Barbados and Trinidad.
She has attended reunions in Rio de Janeiro in 1987, 1990, 1992, 1995 and 2000. She also attended the Grand Reunion- Overseas Brats and Teachers in 1996 in Washington, D.C.
Prepared by Nancy Belt Wilson,2001