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Dr. Jocelyn A. Farrar, nurse

Dr. Jocelyn A. Farrar, nurse

Dr. Jocelyn A. Farrar, who realized a childhood dream of becoming a nurse and then spent nearly four decades in the field, died Saturday of mesothelioma at a second home in Isle of Palms, S.C. The longtime Mount Airy resident was 61. "She was a nurse's nurse and was compassionate and loving beyond words," said Kathryn T. VonRueden, a clinical nurse specialist at Maryland Shock Trauma Center who is also an associate professor in trauma and critical care at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. "We have been friends since 1986. We go way back, and even though we travel in the same professional circles, I still think of her as a mentor," said Ms. VonRueden....