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Janet M. Connolly

Janet M. Connolly, Colonel, USAF (Retired), a dear friend to all she met, passed away on December 30, 2015. To know her was to love her, and her passing leaves those of us remaining to celebrate her life.

Janny was born on August 12, 1933 in Cresco, Iowa, to William (Irish) and Frances (Tatty) Barth Connolly. She attended Cresco schools, graduating from Cresco High School in 1951. In 1955, she graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree and that September she started her nursing career as a school nurse in Galesburg, IL. In November 1957 she joined the U.S. Air Force, initially working as an obstetrical nurse before enrolling in the USAF School of Anesthesia in San Antonio, TX.

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