The Little Library resting next the new library on River Road displays a plaque for Anna B. Walters. The question is often asked, "Who is Anna B. Walters"? Her real name is Anna B. Walters but she didn't like Anna and insisted on being called Nancy. She was proud, very proud of the name Bokum, her mother’s maiden name. Her Uncle, Mr. Bokum was a wealthy oil tycoon and gave Nancy Standard Oil stocks throughout her adult life.
Nancy bought a large lot from Marshal Palmer, a son-in-law of Mr. Ebenezer Hulburd of Hulburd Grove, in the Hulburd Grove Estates subdivision on Tanglewood Lane. She was single at the time and worked downtown for the Pacific Bell Telephone Company for over thirty years. She started out as a telephone operator and ended as the lead supervisor. All those years she invested in Bell telephone stocks. In 1956 she built her two bedroom one bath knotty-pine interior and log exterior "Dream Home" with Bank of America financing. At that time it was unheard of for a single women to be financed by any bank. Just before she retired Nancy married George Walters who worked for the Descanso Water Company. They didn't live together for long and separated when George moved to Chula Vista. They never divorced she kept her house along with his name and supported him until he died.
Nancy grew up in Coronado with her sister Barbara. They were raised by their strict single mother who worked as a sales lady in one of the boutiques on Orange Ave. The three of them lived in a bungalow and Nancy and her sister attended Coronado elementary school. Both sisters graduated from Coronado High. Nancy's slender frame and small stature contradicted the strong, fiercely independent women she became in her later years. She enjoyed living alone, smoked cigarettes, drank beer and loved the Padres. After retirement she substituted safety pins for lost buttons on faded old clothes which reflected depression scares she learned as a child. She drove a station wagon with her dogs until her eyesight made it impossible to drive any longer.