Bonnie Martin McGee Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Pioneer nurse Bonnie Martin McGee was born in Anchorage, Alaska. She was one of the first registered nurse anesthetists in the state of Alaska and provided anesthesia services at clinics in both Anchorage and rural Alaska.
Martin McGee graduated from the University of Washington with a baccalaureate degree in nursing in the early 1940s. She returned to Alaska after World War II and practiced professionally for the next 20 years.
She married Don McGee in 1955 and they had three children: Marie, Kelly Jo and Scott.
Once retired from active employment, she provided home care nursing services to friends as a volunteer. Martin McGee was also a nurse activist, serving as a member of the Municipal Health Planning Commission and as president of the Alaska Nurses Association. She was a member of the South Central Planning Board and the Board of Health. Martin McGee was heavily involved in health planning.