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Laura Lucile Voelker Lavalley
School of Nursing

Laura Lucile Voelker Lavalley, M.P.H., R.N., Instructor in Nursing (Public Health Nursing)

Diploma, University of Michigan Hospital School of Nursing, 1938; public health nursing course: first period, University of Michigan, September 1940 to June 1941; second period, Wayne University, Detroit, September 1941 to February 1942; public health nursing course, Wayne University, Detroit, September 1945 to February 1946; B.S.P.H.N., University of Michigan, 1956; M.P.H., University of Michigan, 1959.

General duty nurse, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, 1938-1940; public health nurse, City of Detroit, 1941-1945, and possibly longer; instructor in nursing (public health nursing), University of Michigan School of Nursing, 1963-1965.

In 1960 Voelker was married to Laurence J. Lavalley in Pigeon, Michigan. Laurence’s work with Boeing took them to Seattle, Washington in 1967, and Laura found work as a public health nurse. Later she worked “as a registered nurse at a Swedish hospital,” in Seattle according to her obituary.

Laura Lucile Voelker was born in 1916 in Huron County, Michigan near the village of Pigeon. In the mid-1990s, having been widowed, she returned to Pigeon. Lavalley died in Bad Axe, Michigan in 2006 at age 90.