Page 12 • RN Idaho May, June, July 2018 ANA Idaho is pleased to honor deceased registered nurses who graduated from Idaho nursing programs and/or served in Idaho during their nursing careers. Included, when known or when space allows, will be the date when deceased and the Idaho nursing program. The names will be submitted to the American Nurses Association for inclusion in a memoriam held in conjunction with the ANA House of Delegates. Please enable the list’s inclusiveness by submitting information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Brenner Hudlet, Carolyn Joyce, 01/02/2018. Carolyn was born July 15, 1932 in Buffalo, NY. She graduated from nursing school in Buffalo and used her talents in various cities the last one being Coeur d’Alene. She retired from the Panhandle Health District in 1995. She loved the outdoors of Northern Idaho. She will be remembered for her water-skiing and love of life. Bushman, Elise, 02/26/2018. Elise graduated from Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA., and earned her LPN. After moving to Washington, she earned a BSN and worked in Idaho as a private duty nurse and earned several nursing awards. She is known for her love of animals, compassion, caring, and generosity. Elise will be missed by all whose life she touched. Carlos, Karen, 02/13/2018. Karen was born May 20, 1947. She attended Sacred Heart School of Nursing, graduating in 1967. She loved to travel with family and friends; the ocean was one of her favorite places. Fogg, Barbara White, 09/28/2017. Barbara graduated from the first nursing class at Weber College in Utah. She earned a BSN from the University of Utah. She completed missions in Brazil for her church, was passionate about baseball, and worked at the LDS hospital in coronary care. In Idaho, Barbara worked in nursing at Caldwell Memorial Hospital and West Valley Medical Center for over 34 years. She was endearingly known as “Mother Fogg” and is remembered as a caring and compassionate nurse who most loved serving others. She touched the hearts and lives of many and will be greatly missed. Forsman, Mary ‘Esther’ Lincoln, 01/05/2018. Esther was born on July 29, 1922 in Etty, Kentucky. She graduated from school in Spaulding, Idaho. She attended West Baltimore General Hospital School of Nursing in Maryland as a cadet nurse candidate. After graduation, she went into the Army Nurse Corp. During her time, Esther served on the S.S. Stafford Hospital Ship. She was a first lieutenant during WWII. Esther worked at various US Army Base Hospitals in The Philippines and Japan during the US occupation. When she returned home, she worked with North Idaho District Health Department as a traveling nurse and Potlatch Forest Corp. She was active in the community of Lapwai Idaho and her church. Her hobbies included needlework, quilting and various outdoor activities. Halvorson, Rhonda L., 10/15/2017. Rhonda was a dedicated licensed vocational nurse. She lived in Garden City, Idaho, and dedicated the majority of her adult life caring for her special needs son, Brenton. Rhonda was passionate about camping and quilting/ needle-working. She gifted beautiful homemade quilts to others. She is lovingly remembered by her family and friends. Harp, Dixie Lee, 12/22/2017. Dixie was born in Banks, Idaho, and completed her nursing degree from Boise State University. She worked as an LPN in Boise’s Treasure Valley Manor. She loved the Idaho mountains, rivers and animals. Dixie is remembered for her compassionate care and selflessness toward others. She is missed by her family and lifelong friends. Henry, Wanda Lee Kinkead, 03/10/2018. Wanda Lee studied nursing during WWII and completed her education to serve as a nurse educator, Registered Nurse, and nurse practitioner. She worked in Idaho and Washington until her retirement. She was involved in various ministries in local churches, Northwest Nazarene University, and the Work and Witness trips. She spent much of her time helping to build hospitals, schools, homes, churches and a well in Papua New Guinea. Her commitment to nursing, her family and her concern for the welfare of others will be greatly missed. Mankin, Roena ‘Ronnie’ Mannschreck, 02/02/2018. Ronnie was born July 25, 1928 in Trumbull, Nebraska, the youngest of 8 children. Graduated from high school in 1945. From there she attended Hastings College for a year, then she boarded a bus to Omaha to begin her nursing training at University of Nebraska. There she meet a handsome medical student and later married William Mannschreck in 1951. After graduation from nursing school, she worked in an ENT clinic. She then worked as an obstetrical nurse at Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago. She excelled in her job and became an assistant head nurse. She then moved to
May, June, July 2018 RN Idaho • Page 13 Denver where she worked as an obstetrical nurse and had her first child. Upon moving to Lewiston, Ronnie stopped nursing to raise her family. She took great joy in her family and is remembered for having a warm and inviting home. She was active in the Lewiston community during her life. Murphy, Mary Beth, 02/1/2018. Mary graduated with a BSN degree and an Associate of Science degree in psychology from Idaho State University. After graduation, Mary worked for Joshua D. Smith in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and in the fall of 2002, she joined Portneuf Medical Center’s, Behavioral Health Services, in Pocatello, Idaho, where she became a pioneer and innovator in psychiatric nursing. She quickly became a leader in the delivery of nursing care, bringing her own style of stimulating patient engagement and motivating changes in behavior. Mary delivered her care to patients with great compassion, strength, and dignity. Discharged patients would often call the unit to speak to Mary for continued support and to report their progress. Mary received many accolades from patients and the Portneuf Medical Center, including the Employee of the Quarter award, the 2009 March of Dimes Idaho Nursing Excellence Award, the Portneuf WIN award for Service Excellence, and the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses who go above and beyond the call of duty. Mary had to step down from nursing in 2017 for health reasons. She continued her love for fishing, camping, canning, and her backyard chickens. She will be greatly missed by her family, colleagues, and her patients. Nitz, Betty Jane, 01/26/18. Betty was a well-known and loved resident of Elk City, Idaho. She was born November 8, 1935. She attended Elk City High School thru the 10th grade and later received her high school completion via correspondence through American School of Nebraska. She married Wayne Nitz in 1951 and had 3 children. Betty trained to be a Practical Nurse at Grangeville General Hospital and was an emergency room nurse for 19 years. She worked with Drs. Soltman, Morrison and Cone. “Her services were free except when she had to give a shot for .” Betty enjoyed many outdoor activities including snowshoeing, snowmobile racing and flying a small Cessna. Peterson, Lorene Fife, 12/17/2017. Lorene was born March 31, 1924 at Gritman Hospital located in Moscow, Idaho. Upon graduation from Moscow High School in 1942, she moved to Portland, Oregon to attend Emanuel Hospital Nursing School. She received a Registered Nursing Degree. After completion, she served at Sawtelle Veterans Hospital in Los Angles during the final years of WWII. She married James Fife and raised two sons. Powel, Katherine ‘Katie’, 12/30/2017. Katie was born on 12/16, 1923 in Washington. She attended nursing school at Sacred Heart in Spokane, Washington. She graduated with registered nursing degree. She initially worked at St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax, Washington. Upon marriage in 1946 she took time to raise her family and manage their home. Katie did some private duty nursing over the years for people she knew, however, her focus was her family. She was an excellent cook and known for her ‘delicious home-baked pies.’ “Good friends and good fun” were a common theme throughout Katie’s life. Rust Mauser, Sally, 02/10/2018. She graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School and Deaconess School of Nursing in 1956. She married Bruce Mauser and had 2 children. She lived in Spokane and practiced nursing in the Inland Northwest. She later moved to Seattle, Washington and retired from University of Washington Hospital. She will be remembered as an incredible wife, mother, friend, nurse, and counselor as well as her artistic abilities. Salyer, Nancy C., 01/15/2018. Nancy earned a diploma in nursing from Providence Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and then later completed a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Detroit and a Master’s of Science in Health Administration from the University of Michigan. Within Idaho, she served as Vice- President of Patient Care Services for Mercy Hospital in Nampa and as Administrator for Surgical Services at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Boise. She was proud of her leadership of the team that worked to successfully obtain Magnet status for the medical center. Nancy is also remembered for her kindness, compassion, generosity, and great concern for others. She tirelessly worked to provide exceptional patient care with a teamapproach. Her zest for life, her laugh, and spirit of adventure brought joy and smiles to others. Her life is celebrated by family, her dog-friend, colleagues, and patients. Steinhaus, Priscilla, 02/17/2018. Priscilla completed her nurses’ training at Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho. She worked at the Samaritan Hospital in Nampa and at the Caldwell Hospital in Caldwell, Idaho. Priscilla was a dedicated and much-loved volunteer at the Care House, a food bank run by her church. She is remembered for her love of family, enjoyment from her extensive recreational vehicle (RV) travels, and dedication to others. She will be forever missed. Toothaker, Anne W., 01/04/2018. Anne was born in Ohio, worked in Cleveland, Ohio, and later moved to Boise. She worked as a nurse in a variety of areas including psychiatry and intensive care units. She volunteered her time to organizations such as Planned Parenthood, the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, and Refugees of Boise. She ran The Race to Robie Creek multiple times, was a life-long member of the YMCA, and enjoyed Boise’s literary arts organization, the Cabin. She is remembered for her unique spirit, civility, kindness to everyone, and saying, “Because you never know what someone else’s day is like.” Anne enjoyed the outdoors and taking extended motorcycle road trips with her husband. Her energy and generosity of spirit will be greatly missed. Widmyer, Mary, 02/11/2018. Mary was born April 21, 1940; she married Duane Widmyer in 1958 and had two children. She moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1963 and was a homemaker. In the 1970,’s Mary attended North Idaho College and graduated with Practical Nursing degree. Mary enjoyed singing and spending time in her flower garden and with family. She will be remembered for her sense of humor. Wingett, Rosalie, 03/06/2018. Rosalie of Emmett, Idaho, completed her nurses training in Portland, Oregon, and worked in facilities across Portland and Eugene. She worked in Boise as a charge nurse at Sunset Nursing Home. She engaged in a second career as a co-business owner and then worked and managed with her husband a 25-acre fruit orchard in Emmett. She is remembered for her hard work, adventuresome spirit, adventures in traveling, and for her laughter. She is greatly missed by her family, the center of her life. Not sure where to start? Visit PubMed for Nurses, https://www.nlm.nih.gov/ bsd/disted/nurses/cover.html short videos designed to introduce nurses to searching PubMed. For further assistance contact Patricia Devine at Devine@uw.edu Pacific Northwest Region
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