Juanita Warman, 55, leaves behind 2 children, 6 grandchildren

By Spencer S. Hsu
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, November 6, 2009 10:02 PM

Juanita Warman, 55, was a single mother who worked her way through the University of Pittsburgh, became a nurse and joined the military, where she worked as a physician assistant, said her sister, Margaret Yaggie of Roaring Branch in north-central Pennsylvania.

Warman was being deployed to Iraq for medical duty, after serving a recent posting in Washington state. She was excited to go, but her thoughts were of her two daughters and six grandchildren, Yaggie said.

On her Facebook page, Warman wrote, "I miss my girls and their beautiful children. It's so nice to come to Facebook to see them grow up even if it's just in photographs," her sister said.

Warman added, "So much to do. So many lives to touch. Just wish it didn't take me away from home so much."

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