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DUBUQUE (AP) -

A Dubuque nurse has fulfilled her dream by spending more than 60 years caring for ailing babies and their families.

Betty Weber told the Dubuque Telegraph Herald that her lifelong dream began when she was 3, when a nurse was brought to her parents' farm to help after her sister was born and her mother was ill.

From then on, she told people she wanted to be a nurse and take care of babies.

Weber retired Wednesday from her work at Mercy Birth Center in Dubuque.

The chairman of the hospital's pediatrics department, Dr. Douglas Olk, says Weber has been a role model and an inspiration for hospital employees and a tireless source of comfort for parents.

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