Leanne (Bryan) Bedell
All the Good Stuff! Info Form
So, whatcha been up to???
Ivan J. Bedell
Children's Names & Ages:
Bryan (36), David (34), Daniel (33), Annie (30), Marisa (26)
Other family stuff you want to share?
Kids are all married - 11 grandchildren
If married/permanently coupled, how did the two of you connect?
Met while in college - BYU
Colleges, majors, degrees, graduation dates:
BS - Nursing - Brigham Young University - 1971
Certificate in nurse-midwifery - Frontier School of Midwifery &
Family Nursing - 1995
MS - Nursing - Case Western Reserve University - 1996
What did you like the most about college?
Obstetric nursing classes, orchestra
What did you like the least?
7:00 a.m. classes
Career/Work/Bringin' in the Moola
What's your job?
Certified Nurse Midwife
Other fields you've worked in?
Many years as RN - medical, surgical, labor & delivery
Taught health careers in high school
Taught nursing for Vermont Technical College
How did you end up in your current field?
I had wanted to be a midwife since 1969 when I first took OB
nursing classes - Finally got the chance to go back to school in 1993
Hobbies/Passions/Obsessions/Etc., Etc., Etc.
Tell us a bit about the things you love to do!
Run (yes, me, the ultimate non-athlete in school!!), bike, kayak
(that's how we ended up living on a lake). Backpack for a week yearly
with my sister Paula (CHS '66 Valedictorian). Play violin with
community orchestra. Lead children's music at church. Grandkids are
the most fun!
Sorry I can't be there - I would have loved to be - Kids are all
home (Vermont) that week.