Jimmie was born Jan. 1, 1920 and died Aug. 11, 2014 in Hammond, La. after a brief illness. She was a resident of Live Oak Village. She was the first born of nine children of Edgar and Catherine Brown Guitrau of Springfield, La. After high school she received her nursing degree at Lady of the Lake and joined the Army Nurse Corps. She loved being a nurse and was proud to serve her country. She remained on active duty military duty first with the Army and then the Air Force until she retired in October 1970 as a USAF Lt. Colonel. She served as an Army nurse in World War II in France and Belgium and was a USAF Chief Flight nurse during the Korean War. She received numerous medals, awards and decorations for her service including the Meritorious Service Medal for her outstanding professional skill, leadership and endless efforts to improve the effectiveness and success of the Air Force Nursing Service. Jimmie traveled the world both in the military and after her retirement and was dedicated to her family and country. She is still serving as she donated her body to science to be used for medical research. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Edgar Guitrau Jr., her sister Katherine Allen, and by her husband, Clay Harrold, a retired Navy Captain. She is survived by her brother Al Guitrau, and sisters, Ola Mae "Bunny" Williams, Shirley Gabriel, Sylvia Sanchez, Teresa Palmer and Carol Whittington. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, at 1 p.m. at the VFW Demarco Drive. Hammond, La. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the VWF in Hammond or Women Veterans of Louisiana.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 15 to Aug. 30, 2014