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Marsha Lynn (Blum) Heims, RN, EdD
October 17, 1947 – June 6, 2010


Portland – Marsha, 62, died Sunday in Portland. She was born in Salem and grew up in the Stayton area, graduating from Stayton HS in 1965. Marsha served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. She received her nursing degree from OHSU. Marsha was a member of many associations and societies. She was Member by invitation of Groves conference on marriage and the family from 1995-2008. Member Western Institute for Nursing from 1995-1997 & 2006-2008: from 1974-2008 Sigma Theta Tau International. Honor society for Nursing. Beta Mu 1974-1978, Charter member of Beta Psi from 1978-2008. Member of American Educational Research Association from 1988-2008. Member of National League for Nursing from 1980-1997 and 1983-2008. Marsha received many awards and honors including 1993 Honor Roll of Wartime Nurses: Vietnam War Era, 1994 Distinguished Alumni Award in Education: OHSU Alumni Association, 2002 OHSU Finalist for Faculty Senate Award for Outstanding Service, and 2008 OHSU Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching. Marsha taught at OHSU for 34 years at the School of Nursing, retiring as Professor Emeritus. 

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Stayton Christian Church in Stayton. Private interment will be in Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton. In lieu of flowers, Marsha’s family suggests, Remembrances be made to the OHSU Foundation, Mail Stop 45, PO Box 4000, Portland, Oregon 97208-9852 for “OHSU School of Nursing in Memory of Marsha Heims”. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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