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32. Photo Victorina (Vicky) LAGOS BESTEIRO57,114 was born on 9 Aug 1912 in Havana, Cuba.114,115 Full name: Victorina Marcelina. Born at the following address: San Nicolás uno. She was baptized on 7 Sep 1912 in Havana, Cuba.114 Baptized at "Nuestra Señora de Monserrate." She immigrated on 18 Sep 1912 to New York, NY, USA.64 Sailed on the S.S. Saratoga. She was naturalized on 18 Jun 1925. She was educated at St. Joseph's School of Nursing and graduated as a Registered Nurse in Jun 1935 in Paterson, Passaic, NJ, USA. She was a head nurse and supervisor at St. Vincent's Medical Hospital in Montclair, NJ, USA between 1936 and 1941. She was educated in a post-grad course in physiotherapy in 1938.116

She served in the military between 15 Oct 1942 and 24 May 1945 in Camp Hood, TX, USA.116 Her military service began as a 2nd Lieutenant, Army Nurse Corps, at Tilton General Hospital, Fort Dix, NJ on 15 Oct 1942. Transferred to McCloskey General Hospital, Camp Hood, TX, on November 7, 1942. Put in charge of the mess (date unknown). On 8 Feb 1944 became Chief Nurse at McCloskey with rank of 1st Lieutenant. She met Lt. Raymond J. Goetz at Camp Hood in July 1944. On 26 Oct 1944 became member of the Morale Council at McCloskey General Hospital, Temple, TX. Became Captain in March 1945 and separated from the service 24 May 1945 with this rank. She died on 4 Jun 1996 in Paterson, Passaic, NJ, USA.

Dolores BALL (Carr) in 1992, wrote about "Aunt Vickie, who had the strength to maintain her rigid standards in a world trying to eliminate them. [She] stayed overnight at my home during a snowstorm shortly after I was married. From the moment she arrived she was in charge. She cleaned, cooked dinner and then - honest - ironed. When she left, she thanked me!"

Victorina (Vicky) LAGOS BESTEIRO and Raymond J. GOETZ were married on 18 Nov 1944 in Paterson, Passaic, NJ, USA.

Victorina (Vicky) LAGOS BESTEIRO and Raymond J. GOETZ had the following children:



Elizabeth Geraldine (Betty) GOETZ.



Joseph Raymond GOETZ.



Marjorie Ann GOETZ.