Class of 1949

Every VUSN graduate has exciting things happening in her or his life, both professionally and personally.  Class Notes – printed twice a year in the Vanderbilt Nurse Magazine and available online on this page – is an opportunity for you to not only learn what other alumni are doing but also share news about your life.  We would love to hear what you've been up to! Please contact us with any updates, or call 615-322-4836. 

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Nancy Butts Armistead, BSN’49 , of Decatur, Alabama, passed away July 27, 2016. 

Mary Nash Ross Betts, BSN’49 , of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away April 13, 2017.

Mavis Burton Dauphinee, BSN’49 , of Wilber, Nebraska, passed away May 4, 2018.  

Jane Bragdon Hanron, BSN’49 , of Hingham, Massachusetts, passed away May 15, 2021.

Lucille Turner Ouzts, BSN’49 , of Elberton, Georgia, passed away June 4, 2020.

Nell Rehberg Palmer, BSN’49 , of Bryan, Texas, passed away September 23, 2017.

Frances Pfau, BSN’49 , of Fairfield, Alabama, passed away September 6, 2015.   

Jean Ritchie, BSN’49 , of Trenton, Illinois, passed away August 23, 2019. She was a retired colonel in the U.S. Army.

Dean Lowrey Stout, BSN’49 , of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, passed away September 16, 2017.

Betty Rabun Stroup, BSN’49 , of Nashville, passed away September 12, 2017.