CLEARFIELD -- After more than 50 years of memories, Nancy Greger decided her childhood home could better serve someone else -- so she gave it away.
Greger and her husband, Ron, donated the Clearfield home she grew up in to Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties on Monday.
Greger's parents, John and Nancy McEntee, purchased the home in 1958.
Greger, now a resident of Layton, spent the most formative years of her life in the home.
"It's the house that I grew up in," she said, "so, obviously, it's a special place to me. We've had a lot of memories there."
Her four siblings -- Kathy, Dan, Tim and Sheila -- were all in favor of the home donation.
After the McEntee children moved out, John and Nancy continued to live in the home. John died in 2006, and Nancy stayed in the home until she died in June.
Greger then took over ownership of the house.
"We thought of what we could do (with the home) as a tribute to our parents," Greger said. "There are so many people out there in need of a home, so we figured this would be the perfect thing to do with it."
The title to the house was officially transferred around 11 a.m. Monday at Mountain View Title Company in South Ogden.
Joel Lee, president of Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties, said this is the first time he has heard of someone donating a home with no strings attached.
"We've never had somebody just give us a house," he said. "We've bought houses and refurbished them, but we've never had anything quite like this. It's very rare."
Lee said now that the transaction is complete, Habitat for Humanity can begin preparing the home for a future owner.
"We are going to renovate it and then sell it to a family," he said. "The home is actually in great shape, but we are going to do some updates. We'll put in some new carpeting and do some painting and things like that."
Habitat for Humanity already has several potential owners lined up, Lee said.
"We are currently working with several different families to try and qualify one of them for the home," he said. "This is a great gift, and someone is going to be able to start a new life in this house."
Greger said she and her siblings have only one request for potential homeowners: Enjoy it.
"We just hope someone can move in and continue to create memories," she said. "Just like we did."