Nathie Lee Marbury

Dr. Nathie Lee Marbury After having fought a valiant battle with cancer, Dr. Nathie Lee Marbury, 69, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013 at home with her daughter, Norma by her side. Dr. Marbury, Nathie to all who knew and loved her, was born January 20, 1944 in Grenada, Mississippi, the daughter of Lezera and Rosetta Marbury. She grew up in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and graduated from Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in 1962. In 1975 she earned her Bachelor's degree from Gallaudet University and her two Master's degrees from California State University Northridge in 1976. Dr. Marbury completed her Doctorate in Deaf Studies/Deaf Education in 2007 from Lamar University. Dr. Marbury taught school at the American School for the Deaf, Kendall Demonstration Elementary School and others. Nathie conducted numerous workshops and seminars all over the United States and Canada. In addition to teaching Deaf and hearing students throughout the United States at schools for the deaf, universities, colleges, and community colleges over the last 35 years, she also made a variety of video productions including the DVD No Hand Me Downs, 2005. Her last 14 years were spent at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas where she primarily taught ASL classes. She is survived by her children; Alberta (Ed) Stewart, Columbia, SC and Norma Holt, Severn, Maryland; five loving grandchildren Crystal, Alyssa, Michael and Drew Stewart and Sabrina Holt. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf at 300 East Swissvale Ave. Pittsburg, PA 15218 or by visiting to donate in Dr. Nathie Marbury's honor. Memorial services will be held in Austin, Texas. Details are pending. Please contact for further information.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Apr. 20, 2013