Colonel Wallace Evans Jarboe

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Colonel Wallace Evans Jarboe, age 88, of Suwanee passed away Saturday, April 18, 2009.
Colonel Jarboe enlisted in the U.S. Army, Medical Department in 1938, at age 18, and commissioned a Second Lieutenant, Medical Administrative Corps (MAC) upon completion of OCS in December 1941. During World War II, he was commissioned in the regular army and in 1949, transferred to the U.S. Air Force where he had three tours in Washington, D.C., at Hq. USAF. He retired from the USAF in February 1970, as chief of AF Medical Facility Planning and Construction in the USAF, Surgeon General's Office, Hq. USAF. From February 1971 to January 1985, he had a second career at Duke University as the project director for the planning, programming, design and construction of a 616-bed hospital. From 1981 to 1987, he served as executive director of the City of Medicine Program. He was elected president in November of 1991, of a newly formed USAF Medical Service Corps Association representing 2,500 active and retired commissioned officers. He received the Bronze Star for service in Italy, The Legion of Merit Award upon retirement from the USAF, and was Faculty Emeritus at Duke University Medical Center, one of the first hospital administrators to receive that honor.
Colonel Jarboe was preceded in death by his parents, George and Amanda Jarboe; wife, Betty Jo Jarboe; daughter, Elizabeth Jarboe Cheney.
Survivors include his wife, Ava Hart Jarboe of Suwanee; daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Bobby Dwyer of Williamsburg, Va.; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Shawn Loud of Cumming; stepson and daughter-in-law, Brian and Pam Sheffield of Canton; stepson, Brent Sheffield of Marietta; eight grandchildren, Patrick and Peter Dwyer, Ashley and Whitten Loud, Alex and Matthew Cheney, Travis and Trevor Sheffield.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, April 21, at 11:30 a.m. at First Redeemer Church in Cumming with Dr. Richard Lee officiating. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jarboe Endowed Fellowship For Pediatric Oncology, P.O. Box 2916, Duke Medical Center Durham, NC 27710.
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Published in from Apr. 20 to Apr. 23, 2009