Helenmarr G. Wimp
She was born July 1, 1909 in Tacoma, Wash., to Rev. A.F. and Margaret Kerschner Grissom. They moved to Oregon in 1919 where she graduated from Monroe High School. She graduated from the OHSU School of Nursing in 1933. Following service in the Veterans Relief Program in Portland she worked as the public health nurse in Deschutes County. She married William H. Hammer in 1934.
She was the public health nurse in several communities including Josephine, Crook and Jefferson. She was hired as the instructor-coordinator for the first practical nursing course offered at COCC in 1952.
She married James Wimp in 1957 and they moved to Prineville in 1966 where she worked as the public health nurse. She retired in 1971.
Mrs. Wimp was a member of the American Nurses Association, Oregon Nurses Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Central Oregon Retired Educators Association, the Crook Unit of the American Cancer Society and the Prineville Community Church. Her name is also listed in the Who's Who of American Women.
She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Zachow of Los Angeles; son, William Hammer of Granite; grandchildren, Holly Shima of San Diego, Kristy Holcom, Loren Hammer and Dan Hammer of Redmond, Allen Zachow and Cheryl Zachow of Los Angeles; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Niswonger, Reynolds & Tabor Funeral Home on Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. with disposition taking place at a later date.