Myrtle B. Mortimer

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Myrtle B. Mortimer
Myrtle B. Mortimer, 102, of East Brady died Tuesday at the William Penn Care Center, Jeannette, Pa.
Born Dec. 28, 1910, in Bath, S.D., she was the daughter of Olaf E. and Lena J. (Holum) Hundstad.
Myrtle married Lee Mortimer on Jan. 26, 1952, and he survives.
A U.S. Army veteran, Myrtle served during World War II as a 2nd lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps. She was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal.
Myrtle first attained a bachelor of science from the Northern State Teachers College in South Dakota; she later attained a master of arts from the University of Chicago and a master of nursing from Yale University.
She taught grade school and high school in South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana. She was a visiting nurse for Minneapolis Community Health Services and a nurse at the Veterans Hospital in Hines, Ill.
Myrtle became a teaching nurse at Syracuse University and at Butler Memorial Hospital. Later she was the school nurse at Butler High School.
She was a member of the East Brady United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Lee Mortimer of East Brady, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Olive Haring.
MORTIMER - Myrtle B. Mortimer died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Visitation, funeral services and burial in Rimersburg Cemetery will be private.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Greater Pittsburgh Habitat for Humanity, 212 Yost Blvd., Suite A, Pittsburgh, PA 15221, or to the East Brady United Methodist Church, 418 Kelly's Way, East Brady, PA 16028.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Charles B. Buechele Funeral Home, East Brady.
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Published in Butler Eagle on Jan. 24, 2013
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