Mr. Wallace L. Coe Jr.
Mr. Wallace L. Coe Jr. (BSN 1973), 74, of High Springs, Florida, passed away
January 24, 2020.
Ms. Deborah G. Askren
Ms. Deborah G. Askren (BA 1973, MSN 1985), 68, of Micanopy, passed away on Feb. 1, 2020. She was a psych/mental health APRN for more than 40 years, serving as a clinical assistant professor at the UF College of Nursing for 16 years. Former students remember her as kind, supportive and an excellent teacher.
Dr. Linda E. Moody
Dr. Linda E. Moody (BSN 1965, MSN 1969), 77, of Sun City Center, Florida, passed away March 23, 2020. Moody previously served as a faculty member and co-director of the PhD program at the UF College of Nursing. While at UF, she started the first computer lab for faculty and graduate students and was one of two faculty members to first receive NIH research funding in 1984. Moody was a generous supporter of the College of Nursing, committing more than $1.3 million to create the Dr. Linda E. Moody Endowed Research Professorship. She received a Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Award in 2008, was also selected as one of the College’s 60 Gator Nurse Greats in 2016 and received the college’s Lead Award in 2018.
Dr. Annette C. Frauman
Dr. Annette C. Frauman (BSN 1973), 81, of Waycross, Georgia, passed away
April 23, 2020.
Ms. Anne C. Deaven
Ms. Anne C. Deaven (MSN 1970), 98, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away
May 12, 2020.
Ms. Linnea L. Schramm
Ms. Linnea L. Schramm (BS 1980, BSN 1984, MSN 1987, JD 1995), 62, of Chicago, Illinois, passed away May 21, 2020. Schramm was a longtime and devoted member of the Nursing Alumni Council and also a former UF College of Nursing faculty member. She was a quadruple Gator, receiving degrees from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Nursing and the College of Law. Schramm was a trial lawyer in Chicago with Litchfield Cavo Attorneys at Law LLC and concentrated her practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense litigation and health care law. Schramm received a Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Award in 2014.
Dr. James V. Jessup Jr.
Dr. James V. Jessup Jr. (PhD 1994), 81, passed away on June 3, 2020, in Gainesville. He was known as a trailblazer by many who made a tremendous contribution to the UF College of Nursing as an associate professor and as a nurse researcher for 17 years. His passion for nursing, clever wit and unique ability to instruct the most complex subjects made him a popular professor on campus. He regularly received cards and thank you notes always with the similar sentiment: ‘I will be a better nurse for having taken your classes.’
Kunda P. Jagtap
Kunda P. Jagtap (MSNSG 1993), 71, of Orlando, Florida, passed away
July 14, 2019.