Hope Ballinger, class of 1944

Hope Ballinger was born on April 21, 1923 in Providence, Rhode Island. After completing her senior year at Mount Pleasant High School in Providence, she earned an A.B. in Nursing in 1944 from Pembroke College. She then graduated from the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing, where she later worked for twenty years as a nurse specializing in oncology care. As a Presbyterian, she was a member of the Woodbury Union Church in Warwick, Rhode Island. She married Edmund Brown Jr. with whom she had two sons and two grandsons. She died on October 23, 2005, in Warwick, Rhode Island.