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Lola Katherine Brim
Oct. 1, 1920 - July 2, 2013
Lola Katherine "Kay" Brim passed away on July 2, 2013. She was born in Salt Lake City on October 1, 1920, to Raymond and Flora Raddatz Brim. Kay grew up in Dividend, Utah and graduated from Payson High School in 1938. She graduated from LDS nursing school in 1943 and the University of Utah in 1945. She received her Master of Arts degree in nursing education from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. On her return to Utah, she joined the faculty of the University Of Utah College Of Nursing. In 1954, she returned to New York and joined the National League of Nursing to develop accreditation standards for nursing programs nationwide. She chronicled the League's impact on nursing education as the author of research studies and several books including A History of Diploma Programs in Nursing and the National League for Nursing: 1952-1987, Structural Components of the Diploma Nursing Program Curriculum,Course Development in Schools of Nursing, and Curriculum in Diploma Programs. Kay retired from the League in 1985 before returning to Salt Lake City. She was an active volunteer in Utah with Common Cause, the League of Women Voters, the Women's State Legislative Council of Utah and the Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. Kay spent her last years at the Emeritus Assisted Living Center in Salt Lake City.
She is survived by her brother, Raymond Edward Brim, her nieces, Celia Straus and Christine Brim, her grand-nieces Emily and Julia Straus, and her grand-nephews Daniel and David Blau. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the University Of Utah College Of Nursing. A private funeral will be held on July 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

Published in Deseret News from July 7 to July 8, 2013
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