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Marnie Carroll

Marnie passed at her home in New Castle from Ovarian Cancer after two and a half years of brutal struggle. She was an army brat born at Fort Ord and as a child attended school in Germany, France and England. As a young girl she loved to play in the Black Forest and her enthusiasm for being in nature and wilderness hiking continued her entire life. Marnie received a master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry at San Diego State. She was ABD in her chemistry doctorate studies when a chemical spill ended her tenure at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She received a BS degree in Computer Science at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. She taught chemistry for twenty years at Berkley, the University of Colorado at Boulder, Fort Lewis and finally at Diné College Shiprock, New Mexico, and Tsaile, Arizona, on Navajo. She helped found and directed the Dine Environmental Institute, to which she dedicated herself completely, heart and soul. She spent eight years at Diné before coming to CMC in Glenwood as the Grants Director. She was a spiritual seeker following her teachers, while traveling to Bodhgaya, India, and Nepal and many other locations seeking enlightenment before turning outward to more humanitarian efforts in her attempt to improve the human condition. She felt she had lived a rich and full life. Survived by her husband William Carta.


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