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Marion M. Grant Josselyn ’43

Marion M. Josselyn Grant ’43, January 10, 2014, in Phoenix, Arizona, following a major stroke. The daughter of a U.S. diplomat, Marion was born in Chongqing, China, and received her early schooling in China and British Columbia. She studied for two years at Reed, completing a BA in general literature. At the college, she met economics major Robert E. Grant ’43. They were married in 1945. Bob’s career with First National City Bank/Citibank in the overseas division led to their living in Africa, Asia, India, and the Middle East for nearly 40 years. Marion’s own experience of living outside the U.S. helped ease her family’s adjustment to new cultures. Bob retired in 1986 and they moved to Arizona. A kindhearted and considerate individual, who lived to please others, Marion is survived by Bob and their daughter, two sons, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. During their life together, Marion and Bob remembered Reed favorably and were generous donors to the college.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2014

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