Judith T. Maurin of Herriman, Utah, passed away December 19, 1990 following a valiant struggle with cancer. To the very last, a gentle woman of dignity and grace. She will be missed by family, friends, colleagues and students.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, January 12, 1942 daughter of Ernest and Florence Gardner. Married Ken Maurin on October 6, 1962 .Survived by her husband, Ken, Herriman; mother, Milwaukee, Wisc.; sisters, Mary Palmisano; and Rachelle Guckel, Milwaukee, Wisc.; JoAnn Schotz, Phoenix, Ariz.; Geneive Long, Gainsville, Florida. Preceded in death by her father.
Dr. Maurin graduated from St. Xavier College (B.S. 1966; MS, 1968) and the University of Missouri (Ph.D. 1978). After staff nurse experience in Illinois, Dr. Marine joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing, where she held positions as Associate Dean and Acting Dean. In 1981, Dr. Maurin moved to the University of Utah College of Nursing as Professor and Assistant Dean for Graduate Affairs at the University of Utah College of Nursing. She became Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 1985.
Dr. Maurin was a member of Utah Nurses' Association, American Nurses' Association, American Psychiatric Nurses' Association, National Council on Family Relations, Society for Education and Research in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, National League for Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau. Just this fall, Dr. Maurin received the Clinical Excellence Award from the American Psychiatric Nurses' Association. Other awards include the Research Award from the Utah Nurses' Assoc.; the Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award from St. Xavier College; and Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing. Her book with Dr. Critchley, "The Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing," received the `American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award' in 1985. Dr. Maurin was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing.
A nurse scholar, researcher, and teacher throughout her professional career, Dr. Maurin's research focused on chronic mental illness, the role of the clinical specialist in psychiatric mental health, and the homeless. Dr. Maurin provided the leadership for the degree programs and developed the post doctoral program in family nursing research at the U's College of Nursing. She was a member of numerous committees in the College and Health Sciences Center and was a member of the Univerrsity's Graduate Council. Dr. Maurine was vitally interested in the chronically mentally ill homeless and was a member of the Governor's Task Force and the Mayor's Task Force on the Homeless and served on a special task force which developed recommendations for the State of Utah's Comprehensive Mental Health Plan for Services for the Severely Mentally Ill. Dr. Maurin was member of the Advisory Board of Valley Storefront (an outreach program for the chronically mentally ill homeless in Salt Lake City).
Funeral arrangements are by Broomhead Funeral Home, 12590 South 2200 West, Riverton, where rosary will be recited Thursday, at 7 p.m. and where friends may call from 6-7 p.m. High requiem mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 7405 South 1700 West, at 10 a.m., Friday. Interment will be at the Red Butte Cemetery in Aspen, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Judith T. Maurin Special Endowment Fund, at the University of Utah College of Nursing.
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