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Darlene M. Reimers

March 1, 1943 — December 9, 2019

LTC Darlene M. Reimers, United States Army Nurse Corps (Ret), 76, of Richmond Hill, Georgia died Monday, December 9, 2019 at Memorial Hospital from complications of dementia.  Born March 1, 1943, in Wallace, Idaho, she was a daughter of the late Fred N. and Edna J. Dill Reimers. She is survived by her brother, Ronald J. and his wife, Danni; her nephew, Daniel B. and his wife, Elizabeth and their children, Emily and Olivia Reimers, and her aunt, Lorraine Sawyer.

She graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1961 and Salt Lake Holy Cross School of Nursing in 1964.  After graduation, she worked in Orthopedics at St Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, CO, until she entered the Army Reserves in 1967 as an Army Nurse Corps officer.  She served in Nuernburg/Augsburg, Germany until 1970.  After returning to civilian life, she stayed in the Reserves and worked at St Joseph’s Hospital, Denver, CO as an Evening Charge Nurse in the Neurosurgical Unit.  In 1972, after moving to Seattle, Washington as a Head Nurse in the Ballard Community Hospital respiratory care unit, she also received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington in 1974.  In 1976, she returned to Denver to work in the Veterans Administration Health Care System as an Open Heart ICU nurse.

She returned to active duty in the Army Nurse Corps in 1978 and served the next sixteen years in various nursing assignments in Germany, Ft Bliss, TX, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, Ft Jackson, SC, and Ft Gordon, GA as well as training events at Ft Sam Houston, TX.  While working full time at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center as Chief, Intensive Care Nursing Section, she obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from University of Texas at El Paso.

After twenty years of military service, she retired at Ft Gordon, GA in 1994. She worked as a Nursing Supervisor at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital Health Care System, Augusta, GA;  and various nursing positions at St Joseph’s/Candler Hospital System, Savannah, GA; Liberty Regional Hospital, Hinesville, GA; Bryan County Rehabilitation, Richmond Hill, GA and a Tri-county Home Health Care System covering Bryan, Liberty and Chatham counties.

LTC [R] Reimers was certified in Nursing Administration by the American Nurses Association, ACLS/BCLS, a member of Sigma Theta Tau and completed the Army Command and General Staff College.

After retirement from nearly 40 years of nursing, she settled in Richmond Hill, GA, where she was active in golf, gardening, sewing, quilting and enjoying the company of her three dogs.

Funeral services with Full Military Honors will begin at 3:00 pm on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Carter Funeral Home Bryan Chapel. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service.

Final internment will be at the Sweet Cemetery, Montour, Idaho, on December 16, 2019.  Potters Funeral Chapel in Emmett, Idaho can be contacted concerning visitation there.

In lieu of flowers and other remembrances, please send a donation to the Bryan County Animal Shelter/Rescue, Gary Sinise Foundation or the Dementia/Alzheimer’s Association.

She felt she was a friend to everyone she met and her absence will be felt by all of us.

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