|Honored by:||Delwyn D. Bluhm|
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Georgia Lee (Summers) Bluhm was born in Centerville, Iowa, on October 1, 1937, to George E. Summers and Viola M. (Livingston) Summers. Her father was from Fort Atkinson, Iowa, and graduated from Iowa State College in architectural engineering. He worked for the US Soil Conservation Service all over Iowa, for Strand Steel Buildings, and finally Ames Laboratory at ISU. Her mother was born in Glidden, Iowa, and moved to Ames and attended Ames High School and ISU until she married George in 1930. Georgia attended schools in Centerville, Marshalltown, and Charles City, Iowa.
The family moved to Cedar Rapids when Georgia started college at the University of Iowa in the College of Nursing, where she received her BS degree in 1959 and became a registered nurse. Upon graduation, she married Delwyn D. Bluhm, formerly of Charles City, a high school boyfriend. They were assigned to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, as part of Del's military obligation with the US Army. Georgia became a homemaker and performed some special RN volunteer work. Daughter Jennifer Kaye was born in Huntsville in 1960.
After leaving the Army, they moved to Ames where Del worked for Ames Lab and attended graduate school at ISU. Georgia continued as homemaker and started part-time nursing at Mary Greeley Hospital on evening shifts. Son David Delwyn was born in 1966 and provided everyone in the family with more excitement.
Soon, she decided to become a staff nurse at McFarland Clinic, where she continued to work for over 30 years at just about every RN assignment possible. Her longest assignment was with Dr. Sprowell, when she was a dermatology nurse for 14 years. She retired in 1994 and truly loves her free time with grandchildren, homemaking, church, Beta Sigma Phi, RV'ing, world traveling, and community volunteer groups, such as flu clinics, athletic physicals, etc. via continued McFarland Clinic activities. Home decorating has always been of interest to her, so now she has time to pursue this activity and her home has never looked so beautiful.
She has always been an outstanding wife, mother, grandmother, and professional person. She has empathy for others.
By Husband Delwyn Bluhm
December 25, 1995