Thursday, January 10, 2019

Dr. Imogene Ann Steward Rigdon Obituary

Dr. Imogene Ann Stewart Rigdon passed away on January 3, 2019. Imogene was born on April 2, 1937 in St. Joseph, MO, the daughter of George and Mary Stewart. Early in her life she was a staff nurse at Catholic Hospital in Birmingham, AL and then Director of Nursing at St. Marys Hospital in the burn center, Milwaukee, WI. She received her Ph.D. in nursing in 1985 from the University of Utah. She was Dean of Nursing at Westminster College from 1987-95, where she established a Masters degree program for family nurse practitioners. Dr. Rigdon concluded her career as Associate Academic Dean of Nursing at the University of Utah College of Nursing 1995-2002. Imogene was a founding member of Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community that meets weekly at St. Andrew UCC. She is survived by her husband, Michael, daughter Mary and her sister Mary Jane Stewart Tabor.

Memorials will be in Sarasota, FL on Friday January 18, 10am at Bay Village and Saturday 4pm at St. Andrew United Church of Christ.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Mary Byrne Stewart Graduate Fellowship at Missouri Western State University. 
Mail to: 4525 Downs Drive, Spratt 111; St. Joseph MO 64507 Please write in the For” Imogene Rigdon.
Online: http://griff.vn/tribute (Under the Purpose menu please select Other" and enter Imogene Rigdon.)

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