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Colonel Pauline "Polly" Potts

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Potts, Pauline (Polly), Col. Retired USAF
died June 4, 2013. Polly was born in Keyesport, Illinois to parents Lois Wherritt Potts and Paul Potts. She received her BS and MS Science Degrees from Southern Illinois University. Joined the U. S. Army to attend their Physical Therapy Degree program at the Medical Field Services School, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Later transferring to the U. S. Air Force and was chief of Physical Therapy Depts. in various USAF Hospitals. Pauline was chosen to be the physical therapist on a team to set up an exercise program for exercises used in a weightless environment for the astronauts in space ventures. Her last duty assignment was Associate Chief Biomedical Science Service Corps for Physical Therapy, Office of the USAF Surgeon General and Chief Physical Therapist at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas. After 25 years of service, Polly retired in San Antonio, TX, where she had many close friends and enjoyed frequent fishing trips to the Gulf Coast and traveled extensively in U. S. and abroad. She was cared for by the outstanding staff at Sunrise Assisted Living on Gold Dust Avenue and Hospice of the Valley. Services are being held privately.

Published in The Arizona Republic on June 8, 2013
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