Covina High School Class of 1968


Leanne (Bryan) Bedell

All the Good Stuff! Info Form

So, whatcha been up to???

Family

Currently Married? Yes How long? 38 years Spouse's Name: 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

Education

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.

July 2008