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Kay R. Marczynski MALS ’90

Kay R. Marczynski MALS ’90, October 28, 2008, in Vancouver, Washington, from complications of pneumonia. Kay was born Rita Catherine Caraway and spent her first years in the Napa and Sonoma valleys in California. She moved to Vancouver with her mother, and, assuming her stepfather's surname, was known as Kay Bockstadter. Just out of high school, she married Bob Meuler; they had two sons. She later married Lynn Marczynski. The couple lived in several towns in Washington State before settling in Vancouver in 1976. Kay attended Clark College and Portland State University, earning a BA in English literature. She taught English and chaired the humanities division at Clark College, from which she retired in 1995. She was a founding member of the Vancouver Choraliers and the Brahms Singers. Survivors include her husband; her sons and a stepson; two stepdaughters; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters; and three brothers.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2009

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