In solidarity with the National COVID-19 Memorial, January 19 2021 at 4:30PM Central Time

St. Louis Covid Memorial stands in solidarity with and in memorial of all those across the USA who have lost their lives to COVID-19, especially the 3,773+ people in our St. Louis Metro who are deeply and locally missed by their friends and families.

St. Louis Covid Memorial stands in solidarity with and in memorial of all those across the USA who have lost their lives to COVID-19, especially the more than 3,773 people in our St. Louis Metro who are deeply and locally missed by their friends and families.

We are working with Missouri Healthcare For All , CovidDay.org, and other organizations to plan future memorial events that memorialize and remember the lives lost to COVID-19.

If you’d like to get involved, please reach out!

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    Joan Eileen Byrne – retired guidance counselor and pet lover

    Joan Byrne St. Louis COVID-19 deathJoan E. Byrne passed away of COVID-19 on April 18th, 2020 at the age of 87. She spent most of her career to advocating for students in the Parkway School system as a guidance counselor. She found true joy in helping others.

    Joan grew up in St. Louis and graduated from Webster University in 1951, eventually going back and getting her masters. She loved her two adopted sons and her pets, and was a great friend to many.

    Joan E. Byrne is missed by her sons, her extended family, her many friends and acquaintances, and all the people whose lives she touched as a guidance counselor.

    Sources:

    La Leche member, new parent and breast feeding advocate Ethel Ann Doskocil

    Ethel Ann Doskocil St. Louis County COVID-19 Death

    Ethel Ann Doskocil died of COVID-19 April 2, 2020 at Mercy South Hospital in St. Louis County. She was a St. Louis native who lived here her whole 87 years.

    Ethyl was an advocate for breast feeding and fathers in the delivery room. She was known as a woman who genuinely loved making others happy and sharing their joy.

    She’s greatly missed by her husband of 66 years, John Doskocil, two sons, grandchildren, and extended family.

    Sources:

    St. Louis Metro’s first known COVID-19 Death: Nurse Judy Wilson-Griffin

    St. Louis Nurse Judy Wilson-Griffin Covid death
    Image credit: UMSL https://blogs.umsl.edu/news/2020/03/30/judy-wilson-griffin/

    Perinatal nurse specialist Judy Wilson-Griffon advocated for better health outcomes for at-risk mothers. She was the first person in St. Louis confirmed to die of COVID-19. She was 63 years old.

    Judy’s grandmother was a midwife in Alabama, and Judy took up the tradition through her work at BJC from 1981 to 2007 (where she established Missouri’s first maternal transport team for high-risk pregnant mothers), and most recently at St. Mary’s Hospital. She also served overseas in the Gulf War with the U.S. Navy Reserve Nurse Corps.

    In 2019 Judy was honored  as the March of Dimes Missouri Chapter Nurse of the Year in Women’s Health and Obstetrics.

    Judy Wilson-Griffin leaves behind a step-daughter Valerie Griffin, a step-son Tyrone Griffin Jr., and numerous grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Tyrone Griffin Sr… and countless friends still miss her.

    Judy Wilson-Griffin died of COVID-19 on a ventilator and in the thoughts of many at age 63 on March 20, the day that her proposal for creating a maternal triage acuity index for pregnant women was scheduled to be approved.

    She is buried next to her late husband at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

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    Sources and links to more about Nurse Judy Wilson-Griffin’s life are:

    St. Louis passes 1000 deaths from COVID-19

    Local news reported on June 19th that the St. Louis region had passed the mark of 1000 deaths from COVID-19. St. Louis County accounts for approximately half of these deaths, but has about 1/3 of the metro’s population.

    To stay consistent with local news and health data, St. Louis Covid Memorial will cover deaths from COVID-19 in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin, Lincoln and Warren counties in Missouri, and Madison, Clinton, Monroe and Jersey counties in Illinois.

    Stay healthy and stay safe,

    Jessica