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Marjorie Helen Barnard ’39

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Marjorie Helen Barnard ’39, February 28, 2011, in San Francisco, California. Marjorie earned a BA in psychology from Reed, and got a job in the civil personnel division of the War Department. She worked as a manager and teacher in the General Services Administration in San Francisco for 31 years. When her retirement began in 1973, she traveled the world, visiting Asia, Africa, and Europe, and celebrating her Swedish heritage with trips to Scandinavia. The people, cultures, animals, and plants that she encountered on her journeys fascinated her. She related her discoveries through her delightful stories and an amazing collection of memorabilia. Marjorie combined interests in art history and American Sign Language to become a museum docent, conducting tours for the hearing-impaired at the San Francisco Fine Arts Museum, the Asian Art Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She loved opera, and not only held season tickets for the San Francisco Opera, but also scheduled her travels to coincide with operatic performances. Survivors include her nephew and niece, children of her brother Robert C. Barnard ’35.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2011

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