BYU Nursing Alumna Honored at American Fork Steel Days

Photo courtesy of Pulley’s Facebook page

For over 100 years, the city of American Fork, Utah has come together to celebrate and honor its residents and community and their accomplishments. This annual celebration is called “Steel Days” and being recognized during this week-long event is a great honor.

Each July, one American Fork resident is selected as the Grand Marshal of the Steel Days Grand Parade. This year, BYU Nursing alumna Annette Pulley was chosen as the 2020 Grand Marshal.

Pulley, after 49 years of dedicated service in the American Fork Hospital as a labor and delivery nurse, retired in January from nursing. She graduated from the BYU Nursing program in 1974 and has been working with Intermountain Healthcare in American Fork ever since. Pulley truly has done it all, “including delivering babies in the parking lot, elevator and babies from four generations of the same family.”

The Steel Days website describes Pulley’s connection to the city of American Fork as “deep, as five generations of Annette’s ancestors are buried in American Fork.” When her husband suggested they move their family to Pleasant Grove, Pulley just couldn’t do it. She had to stay in American Fork, with her community, hospital and patients.

Pulley exemplified the Healer’s art no matter what she did throughout her career. She touched thousands of people’s lives and brought thousands more into the world because of her committed and loving care. She even served as a mission nurse in Orem, Utah as part of her dedicated service to the community.

BYU and the College of Nursing is proud to celebrate Annette Pulley as well and we congratulate her for this recognition. Thank you for your love, service and sacrifice over the years. Happy retirement, Annette!

Published by BYU Nursing

Guided by the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ, we exemplify the Healer’s art by: leading with faith and integrity; advancing the science of nursing and healthcare; promoting health and wellness; alleviating suffering; and serving individuals, families, and communities. The mission of the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University is to learn the Healer’s art and go forth to serve.

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