Dr. Marian Marsh,
83, of Nampa, died Saturday,
December 28, 1996, in
will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 1997, at
of the Nazarene,
600 15th Ave. S., with Dr. Mel
Laws officiating. Burial
will follow at
Services are under
the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel,
Marian was born
during a blizzard on Oct. 27, 1913, in
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.
elementary and high schools in North and
South Dakota and the normal school at
Marian taught for
eight years in rural schools in
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
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
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
of the Nazarene and was involved in many areas of the
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
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.