Marbury Stegall

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STEGALL, Marbury Marbury Stegall, RN., M.N., Clinical Nurse Specialist, age 66, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Visiting Nurse Health System Hospice Atlanta Center. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in January, 2014. Marbury was born on June 23, 1948 in Madison, WI to Dorothy Lanzendorf Hall and Eldon Gordon Hall. She was preceded in death by her father; she will be missed by her mother Dorothy, her sisters Alison Lewis of Thurmond, NC, Tracy Chandler of Charlotte, NC, husband, R. Hance Stegall, son, Eldon G. Stegall and his fiancée, Catherine McWain. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece and cousin and friend. She leaves behind many who loved her. After moving with her family to Atlanta she attended North Springs, her third high school. She distinguished herself by being selected to participate in the Governor's Honors Program, National Beta Club and was a National Merit Scholarship finalist. She was in its first graduating class in 1966. She attended Michigan State University for one year and returned to Atlanta. She worked as an operating room technician at Grady Memorial Hospital while attending DeKalb Community College where she received a Nursing Degree. She received her BS in Nursing from Georgia State University and her M.N. from Emory University School of Nursing. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric Nursing her professional life was rich and varied. She practiced mental health nursing in the public and private sectors in inpatient, outpatient and nursing education settings. She was a psychotherapist in private practice. She was a passionate advocate for the nursing profession, and the role of advanced practice psychiatric nurses in Georgia. She was appointed to The Georgia Board of Nursing by the Governor on May 21, 1997 and served until 2004, serving as Vice President of the board in 2003 and 2004, resigning in 2004. She was commended for her outstanding service by the Georgia Secretary of State. She retired from Grady Health System in 2006 to begin working for Kaiser Permanente in The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, Inc. In her professional life she leaves behind many beloved mentees and mentors, friends, coworkers and colleagues. Marbury was a lifelong learner and a tireless researcher, always engaged in planning and executing, personally and professionally, always seeking opportunities and adventures, creative in thought word and deed. In her 20's she was a white water canoeing and rafting instructor and guide and an Outward Bound graduate. Marbury was a dedicated parent, determined to let no opportunity for her son's growth and development be lost. She participated as an adult leader in The Boy Scouts of America, encouraging Eldon as he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated with honors from Georgia Tech. She loved her son deeply and was immensely proud of his accomplishments, character and his fiancée, Catherine. Marbury was wise, kind, thoughtful and generous, always encouraging to others. She had a zest for living, and enjoyed planning travel and adventures, usually including her immediate and extended family. She was active in many organizations, neighborhood groups and two local knitting guilds; she was a supporting member of Public Radio and donated time money and energy to many worthy causes. The family would like to thank the many friends and family that have been supportive during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, for those who choose to do so a donation may be made to the Emory University Rose Dilday Nursing Scholarship in memory of Marbury Stegall at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, 1520 Clifton Road NE, Suite 442, Atlanta GA 30322-4207. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 2 o'clock in the chapel at H. M. Patterson & Son, Spring Hill. Family will receive visitors at 1 o'clock. Online condolences may be made at hmpattersonspringhill.com.

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Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 14, 2014
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