Gretchen Nairn 68, of Fort Valley, VA passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at her residence.
Services and burial will be conducted privately at a later date.
Gretchen was born in Flagstaff, Arizona on January 11, 1949 a daughter of the late Robert Bruce and Leila Emery Nairn. Gretchen was a graduate of Arcadia High School and earned a bachelor’s of nursing degree at Northern Arizona University. She was a former ER, ICU and OR Registered Nurse at Northern Arizona Healthcare in Flagstaff, Arizona. She was a retired Lieutenant Colonel with U.S. Air Force having served as a flight nurse in the Persian Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Southern Watch and Operation Restore Hope. During her military career she served in Somalia, Egypt, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait.
Survivors include her two beloved sons, Erik John Ranke of San Antonio, Texas and Robert Bruce Ranke of Girdwood, Alaska and five grandchildren.
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