Friday, March 4, 2011

Irene Brassfield Nursing Cadet 1944

This photo has the following caption on the back: Irene Shirley Brassfield, Cadet Nursing, Sioux City, IA, 1944.

I posted this information in an earlier Wordless Wednesday post: Irene Shirley Brassfield (Terzo-Ireland) (1924-2010) graduated from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Sioux City, Iowa (now St. Luke's College). According to her obituary, she went on to receive a BS from Western Connecticut State College and a Masters of Education degree from Columbia University, specializing in mental health and psychiatric nursing.

She was the third child of Floyd Gipson Brassfield (1898-1961) and Thelma Sarah (Hunt) (1898-1976) and was my grand aunt.