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Doris Eloise Rutledge Rupp Hjelmstad

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Doris Eloise Rutledge Rupp Hjelmstad was born on December 21, 1917, to Roy and Ethel Rutledge in Pioneer, Ohio. She was the fifth of 11 children.In 1954, she realized her dream of becoming an RN after graduating from the La Junta Mennonite Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Rocky Ford for 13 years, and then worked at the La Junta Hospital until her retirement in 1977. Although she was experienced in many areas of nursing, she preferred surgical nursin…