Information for Dr. Marian Marsh
27 October, 1913 28 December, 1996
From the Idaho Press-Tribune

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Marian Marsh

    Dr. Marian Marsh, 83, of Nampa, died Saturday, December 28, 1996, in Nampa.  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 1997, at Nampa First Church of the Nazarene, 600 15th Ave. S., with Dr. Mel Laws officiating.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Services are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Marian was born during a blizzard on Oct. 27, 1913, in LaMars Township, Richland County, North Dakota, to Rev. Orville E. and Ethel M. (Luick) Marsh.  Since the telephone lines were down her father managed the delivery with directions from her mother.
    She attended elementary and high schools in North and South Dakota and the normal school at Ellendale, ND.
    Marian taught for eight years in rural schools in North Dakota.  In 1942 she moved with her family to Nampa.  For three years she taught in New Plymouth, ID, and then for 13 years she taught third-grade classes in Lakeview and Roosevelt schools in Nampa. During this time she earned her A.B. degree from Northwest Nazarene College.
    She began graduate studies at Northern Colorado University in Greeley and earned her master's, specialist and Doctor of Education degrees there.  For 20 years she was on the faculty of the education department of Northwest Nazarene College and, because of her involvement in teacher education in-service courses and workshops, had faculty status at all the Idaho institutions of higher education.
    During the Cold War period she was a volunteer tutor for refugees resettled in this area.
    Dr. Marsh was elected to membership in Pi Lambda Theta and Kappa Delta Pi.  She was active at the state and national levels in the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and was a delegate to international conferences on reading instruction and curriculum.
    She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and was involved in many areas of the church.
    Marian was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Russell and Lee Marsh, and a sister, lone Belle Marsh.
    She is survived by the widows and descendants of her deceased brothers and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Jean Marsh of Spokane, WA, and Roland and Elizabeth Marsh of Newport, OR, and their descendants.
    Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m., Thursday, January 2, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made to a favorite charity in Dr. Marsh's name.


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