Author Biographical Info

Irma E. "Betty" Hightower. Ms. Hightower was born on December 27, 1924 in Marshall, TX. She graduated from Marshall High School she received her Bachelor of Science degree from East Texas Baptist University. She graduated on May 20, 1945 from the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Houston, TX. She worked as a nurse anesthetist in hospitals in Texas and Louisiana for over 30 years before retiring from Schumpert Medical Center in Shreveport, See more at


MS 247

Publication Date(s)

January 23, 2023




Nursing--Study and teaching, Nurses--United States, Houston (TX), Memorial Baptist Hospital Lillie Jolly School of Nursing, yearbooks, photographs, portraits » group portraits


This collection contains three yearbooks, two 8x10" photographs, two newspaper clippings and two programs that document the Memorial Hospital Nursing School graduating class of 1945, including Irma Elizabeth "Betty" Hightower of Marshall, Texas. See more at MS 247.


Acquired from Ann D. Brannon, President of the Harrison County Historical Musem (Marshall, TX), who found the materials at an estate sale. Arrived at the archives 7/12/2022.



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