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Marja Parker Waldon, American mental health nurse. Registered Nurse, Iowa; certified psychiatric/mental health nurse. Missions director Grace Church, 1994-1998; director Lake Ozark Creative Ministries; moderator E-Prayer Conference; Member American Nurses Association.


Waldon, Marja Parker was born on November 19, 1939 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. Daughter of James N. and Mary Louise (Mussell) Parker.


Associate of Arts, Graceland College, 1961. Diploma, Independence Sanitarium and Hospital, 1961. Postgraduate, Case Western Reserve University, 1962.

Postgraduate, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1964. Postgraduate, Drake University, 1979.


Staff nurse operating room, Iowa Methodist Hospital, Des Moines, 1962-1963;staff nurse emergency department, Broadlawns Polk County Hospital, Des Moines, 1968-1970;director nursing, Midland Manor Nursing Home, Nampa, Idaho., 1972-1973;director staff development, primary care nurse medical/surgical department, Mercy Medical Center, Nampa, 1973-1975;primary care nurse mental health, Charter Community Hospital, Des Moines, 1983-1985;primary care nurse adolescent mental health & chemical dependcy, Waukesha (Wisconsin) Memorial Hospital, 1985-1987;primary care nurse emergency department, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Baker, Oregon, 1987-1989;mental health, admission discharge nurse, Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, 1989-1991;nurse clinician, staff educator, Orchard Pediatric Mental Health Long-Term Residential Care, Des Moines, 1991-1998;freelance writer, since 1998. Health supervisor Freedom Bible Camp, Chariton, Iowa, Camp Prairie Schooner, Kansas City, Missoury, 1963-1965. Nursing instructor Independence (Missouri) Sanitarium and Hospital, Boise, Idaho, 1974, U. Idaho, Iowa Methodist School Nursing, Des Moines, 1975-1979, Des Moines Area Community College, 1977-1982.


Missions director Grace Church, 1994-1998. Director Lake Ozark Creative Ministries. Moderator E-Prayer Conference.

Member American Nurses Association.


  • Other Interests

    Painting, chalk art, freelance writing, calligraphy, public speaking.


Married Max Eugene Waldon, November 7, 1964. Children: Garry, Jim, Jeff, Bill.