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Marilynn Hill Alcott

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SALEM, N.Y. -- Mrs. Marilynn Hill Alcott, 73, a resident of Beattie Hill Road in Salem, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt.

Mrs. Alcott was born in Shawnee, Okla., on Sept. 3, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Buell and Mary Ellen (Austin) Hill. She attended Shawnee High School and Oklahoma State University, where she was president of Pi Beta sorority.

Prior to retiring to Salem in 1996, she lived in Minneapolis, where she was program director for the Minnesota radio service for the visually impaired. During that time, she expanded the program beyond the Twin Cities, establishing branch operations in Fergus Falls, Duluth, Rochester and St. Cloud, raising funds to establish the satellite operations, and recruiting and training the volunteers. She was a former board chairwoman of Graywolf Press, an independent publisher of contemporary literature and poetry. She was a participant on the television game show “Jeopardy!” and was the winner in The Tournament of Champions.

Mrs. Alcott enjoyed reading, tending to her gardens and the love and company of her grandchildren. She will be remembered as a wonderful and caring mother and grandmother.

She leaves her husband, James Alcott, of Salem, and their four children, David of Boston, Thomas of Upton, Mass., John Tobin of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Anne Elizabeth of Berkeley, Calif. She also leaves eight grandchildren; her brother, Bill Hill of Jenks, Okla.; and her sister-in-law, Barbara Corley of Charleston, Ill.

A family memorial service is planned for a later date.

The family suggests donations be made in memory of Mrs. Alcott to a charitable children’s organization or Heifer International in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

To send condolences to the family of Mrs. Marilynn H. Alcott, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 21, 2006
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