Kathryn Joosten


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Biography:
Birth Name: Kathryn Joosten
Born: 12/20/1939
Birth Place: Eustis, Florida, USA
Death Place: Westlake Village, California, USA
Died: 06/01/2012

Born in Dec. 20, 1939, Joosten's mother died when she was just 24 years old. By the early 1970s, she was well into a career as a psychiatric nurse at Chicago's Michael Reese Hospital, a facility for disturbed teens. She married a psychiatrist at the hospital, later having two sons and settling into the comfortable suburb of Lake Forest, IL. The marriage foundered, however, due to the doctor's alcoholism and the two were divorced in 1980. Faced with the prospect of single motherhood with two young sons, Joosten was haunted by her mother's bitter deathbed regrets about a life too short and dreams deferred too long. Armed with that knowledge, she made the difficult decision to follow her longti... Continue Bio >>

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