US Navy. Residence: Seattle, Washington. Born 12 Sep 1919 in Bremanger, Norway, to Ole and Ellen Gjertsen. Came to America while a child. Earned a university degree in nursing. Second World War: Served at U.S.Navy Hospital in Seattle. Lieutenant. Post war: Surgical Nurse at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. Died 28 May 2001. Sources: (Obituary, Seattle Times, 31 May 2001)