Agnes was born in Bridgeport, Ohio.
She attended nursing school in Ohio and then practiced nursing in Germany, Bermuda and London, Ontario, Canada.
Agnes moved to Santa Barbara in 1974 to be near her family and began working at the Santa Barbara Medical Foundation Clinic as a pediatric nurse. She eventually moved to the procedure center and worked there until her retirement in 2013.
Agnes was a true patient advocate who was committed to providing the highest quality of care to her patients. She was well known and respected in the community both within and outside Sansum Clinic. A physician once referred to Agnes as a “nurse’s nurse. ” She always displayed excellent knowledge and skills in performing her duties and had a high standard of care . She was known for her unwavering work ethic.
Agnes was devoted to her patients, her family and young people, especially babies. She also enjoyed gardening, reading, swimming and travel.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She loved taking them to the beach, the zoo, to movies, and for ice cream.
Agnes was especially supportive of the nonprofit Youth Choir of Central Oregon’s scholarship fund. Contributions to scholarships in her honor may be sent to:
Youth Choir of Central Oregon
PO Box 383
Bend, OR 97709
On Saturday. March 18 at 3 PM we will gather to share memories of Agnes at Encina Royale, 250 Moreton Bay Lane, Goleta, CA. Please join us.