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Mary Margaret Tyrrell, American community health educator. Registered Nurse, Minnesota. Named Outstanding Alumna award College of St. Scholastica, 1990.


Tyrrell, Mary Margaret was born on April 1, 1943 in Superior, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Frank J. and Elsie Mary (Erbeck) O'Brien.


Bachelor of science in nursing, College of St. Scholastica, 1965. Master of Public Health, University Minnesota, 1979.


Patient education coordinator, International Diabetes Center, Minneapolis, 1969;education intern, Minnesota Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Minneapolis, 1978-1979;director aging education, Ampere-hour Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, 1979-1981;supervisor, St. John's Hospital Home Care, St. Paul, 1981;community health nurse coordinator, VA Medical Center, St. Cloud, Minnesota, 1982-1988;assistant director, Minnesota Board of Nursing, St. Paul, 1988-1992;study coordinator, Minneapolis Medical Research Federation, Minneapolis, 1992-1995;president, Memoirs Inc., St. Paul, since 1994.


Member Stearns County Health Advisory Board, St. Cloud, 1983-1989, chair, 1984-1987. Member Minnesota West Central Advisory Board, St. Cloud, 1983-1986, chair 1984-1987. Member Eartwatch-Indonesian Health Care, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1992.

Lieutenant United States Navy, 1963-1968. Member Minnesota Gerontological Society (treasurer 1991-1993), Minnesota Elders Coalition (executive committee 1992-1996), American Public Health Association, American Gerontological Society, Sigma Theta Tau (committee chair 1991).


Married Joseph Mark Tyrrell, August 16, 1969 (divorced January 1975). Children: Corey, Megan.