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Winifred Alice Lockwood Marsh MAT ’57

Winifred Alice Lockwood Marsh MAT ’57, February 4, 2012, in Groton, Massachusetts. Winnie was born in Karuizawa, Japan, the daughter of missionaries for the Congregational church in Japan, the Marshall Islands, and Hawaii. She met Howard Marsh ’58 in Hawaii, where he was stationed with the air force during the Korean War. They married and lived on Oahu and Maui, and began raising their four children before moving back to the mainland. Winnie earned an AS from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and a BA in psychology and a BEd at the University of Hawaii. Her studies at Reed centered in behavioral science and gave her “confidence and the willingness to try new things, and to explore many possibilities, theories, and ideas,” she wrote. Clif’s work with the Smithsonian Institution took the family to Hawaii, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, and Maryland, before they made a home in his hometown of Groton in 1975. Winnie worked with special-needs students and was a substitute teacher in Shirley and Pepperell, Massachusetts. She was also a library assistant for the Groton Public Library. Some years after Clif’s death in 1986, she began dividing her time between Groton and Maui. She enjoyed travel in the Hawaiian Island, visits with her children on the East Coast and in Portland, and trips to New Zealand, Italy, Germany, England, and back to Japan. She sang in church choirs, both in Groton and Maui, and did volunteer work for each of the parishes. She also performed in the annual community Christmas concert with the Nashoba Valley (Massachusetts) Chorale. Survivors include three sons, including Ronald S. Marsh ’83; a daughter; two grandchildren; and a sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2012

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