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1940s

Margaret W. Fosberg 44N of Moscow, Idaho, on March 17, 2016, at 94. She worked at Gritman Memorial Hospital in Moscow from 1950 to 1967. She then was head nurse at the University of Idaho Student Health Center from 1967 until she retired in 1998. Fosberg was fondly remembered for her sex education talks to students. Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Maynard, a daughter, a son, their spouses, and six grandchildren.

Lucille Gandy Lane 44N of Atlanta on Jan. 24, 2016, at 95.

Nan D. Kilbourne 46N of Clinton, La., on Sept. 28, 2014, at 89. Survivors include two sons and a brother.

Pauline M. Darche 47N of Birmingham, Ala., on April 22, 2016, at 91. She worked for hospitals in Tampa, Fla., and in Birmingham before retiring from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie, and her sister, Harriet.

Betty Larrabee Winn 47N of Griffin, Ga., on Jan. 3, 2016, at 90. When she entered the Emory School of Nursing in 1944, the trains were crowded with WW II soldiers. Although she was still a student, she helped nurse the survivors of the Winecoff Hotel fire in downtown Atlanta on Dec. 7, 1946. She met her husband, the Rev. William Douglas Winn (now deceased) at Emory. They married in West Palm Beach, Fla., her hometown, and pursued his dream of becoming an Episcopal priest. He pastored churches in the Georgia towns of Rome, Cartersville, and then Griffin. In 1966, Betty resumed her nursing career as a public health nurse for the Spalding County Health Department, where she worked for 30 years. Survivors include a daughter, a son, and a grandson. 

Joyce H. Foster 48N of Cashiers, N.C., on June 2, 2016, at 87. She was a public health nurse in West Palm Beach, Fla., for many years. Survivors include a brother, a son, a daughter, and two grandchildren.

1950s

Carlene Stovall Glenn 50N of Tavares, Fla., on March 31, 2014. She was married to a dentist, Dr. Eugene Glenn. Survivors include two children and six grandchildren.

JoAnn Craig Hogan 52N of Dallas, Texas, on June 21, 2016, of cancer. She was a school nurse at W.T. White High School for many years. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, James, four children, 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and four siblings.

A. Faye Moore 53N 68MN of Gainesville, Fla., on April 25, 2016, at 86. A Florida native, Moore practiced nursing in Ohio and Georgia. She also was a clinical instructor at Gordon Keller School of Nursing in Tampa, Fla., and worked with the Hillsborough County Health Department for many years. She was very active in her church and especially enjoyed helping out and spending time with the elderly. Survivors include two sisters and several nieces and nephews.

Ellen Lois Halcomb 54N of Arboga, Calif., on Dec. 28, 2014, at 79.

Anne Holbrook “Pug” Wynne 55N of Greenville, S.C., on April 13, 2016, at 87. For 36 years, she was a member of the Sweet Adelines International organization of women singers and was a member of the Sophisticats Quartet for 13 years. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Dr. Morgan D. Wynne Jr., four children, and four grandchildren. 

Quenelle Burnes 56N 59MN of Madison, Tenn., on Jan. 1, 2015. She was a professor of nursing at Vanderbilt University from 1960 to 1967. Later she taught at UT-Nashville and Motlaw State College in Tullahoma, Tenn. She retired from Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute. Survivors include three children and three grandchildren.

Suzanne Lowry Parks 58N of Raleigh, N.C., on May 22, 2016. After a career in clinical nursing, she realized her true passion was teaching nursing. She taught at Duke University, the University of North Carolina, Hawaii Loa College, and East Carolina University. Survivors include her three children and nine grandchildren.

Maurice “Rece” Martin 59N of Conyers, Ga., on Feb. 14, 2016. She dedicated four decades to her lifelong dream—being a pediatric nurse at Egleston Hospital, later part of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Survivors include two brothers, their spouses, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

1960s

Hattie Nann Cromer 61N of Kingsport, Tenn., on Dec. 11, 2015. She had a varied nursing career, which included psychiatric nursing at Moccasin Bend Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn., Upjohn Home Health in Kingsport, and Quillen Rehab at Johnson City Medical Center. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, James Millard Cromer, three daughters, nine grandchildren, and two brothers.

Lenore Lowry Gerdes 65MN of Hot Springs, Ark., on March 15, 2016, at 97. She was an RN and a college professor for 47 years, working primarily in nursing education. She served in public health, as a company nurse for DuPont, an administrator for Boone County Hospital (now Northwest Regional Medical Center) in Harrison, Ark., as medical research director at the University of Missouri, and as chief of nursing education for the VA. Survivors include two children, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Peggy Smith Barnes 66N of Sweetwater, Tenn., on Feb. 3, 2016. She served as nursing director of East Tennessee Health Care. She was married to James and had a daughter, Eliza.

1970s

Margaret Casey Horton 70MN of Coushatta, La., on March 30, 2016, at 71. “Peggy” was an RN for decades and later taught at Northwestern State University School of Nursing in Natchitoches, La. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Stan, his son, his two daughters and their spouses, five grandchildren, and a brother.

Christine (Chris) Wright Kennedy 71N 00MN of Decatur, Ga., on Feb. 8, 2016, at 67. She retired at the end of 2015 as a pediatric nurse practitioner in rheumatology at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She loved being a mother and grandmother. She enjoyed entertaining, playing ALTA tennis, and traveling. Survivors include three children, four grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.

Karen Kay Yoder 73MN of Topeka, Kan., on March 24, 2016, at 68, from complications of pneumonia. She taught nursing at Parkview Methodist School of Nursing in Fort Wayne, Ind., and at Duke University for many years and was a research associate. Survivors include her father and stepmother, two sisters, a niece, and a great-nephew and great-niece.

Julie Mulligan Watts 76OX 78N 82MN of Boones Mill, Va., on May 5, 2016. She was an oncology clinical nurse specialist who retired from Carilion Clinic after a career in oncology, parish nursing, and hospice. Survivors include her husband, Jack, a son and his fiancée, two sisters and brothers-in-law, and her mother.

Pamela P. Rowley 79MN of Atlanta on June 12, 2015, at 62.  

1980s

Dr. Mary Ann Cavanagh Camann 85MN of Atlanta on March 16, 2016, of ovarian cancer. She was an associate professor of nursing at Kennesaw State University for 24 years. She counted many of her students as her professional caregivers during her illness. She received the distinguished teaching award from the College of Health and Human Services and loved her role as teacher and mentor. She was a founding member of MAAPPNG, an organization for advanced practice mental health nurses. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Shillock, two daughters and sons-in-law, a stepson, a sister, and a brother.

1990s

Brenda Whitlow Sizemore 91MN of Callawassie Island, S.C., unexpectedly, on March 9, 2016, at 74. During her career, she taught nursing at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta and worked in the first aid department at Six Flags Over Georgia. She was one of the first graduates of Emory’s Family Nurse Practitioner program. For most of her career, she worked as a nurse practitioner at the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Decatur, Ga., where she loved working with veterans. Her proudest accomplishment was seeing the Veterans Learning Center become a reality so that veterans could improve their health by learning about their medical conditions. Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Dr. Paul Sizemore, a son, a daughter, their spouses, a stepson and stepdaughter, three grandchildren, and a brother.

Dianne Bernier Sauve 92MN, formerly of Phoenix, Ariz., on July 19, 2013. 

Linda A. Singletary 97N of Warner Robins, Ga., on Jan. 20, 2016, at 50. She also held a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. Survivors include her father, Jerome Singletary, four siblings, and several nieces and nephews.

Faculty & Staff

Johanna Horton Flynn of Vandling, Penn., on July 26, 2016, of pancreatic cancer at age 83. Flynn earned her BSN at Cornell University and her master’s in nursing education at Columbia University. She taught at Capital University in Ohio and at Emory, where she established the CNS program in pediatrics and helped develop neonatal nursing as a specialty. Survivors include a brother, a sister, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Ruth Smith of Decatur, Ga., on Feb. 1, 2016, at 90. A native of North Carolina, Ruth attended Rogers Business School in her hometown of Sanford. She met her husband, Gene, at a USO dance, and they married in 1944. She began her career as a secretary at WIFM in Elkin, N.C., and subsequently served 30 years as a staff member with the School of Nursing, which made her an honorary alumna. She is survived by sons John Michael and Steven, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. 

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