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
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: