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Née Marjorie June Spangenberg, fondly known as "Spanky", died peacefully Sunday, March 10, 2013 at her home at Sunrise of Bluemont Park in Arlington, Virginia. She celebrated her 90th birthday last June.
Marjorie was born in southern California, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor's Degree in Art, with emphasis in commercial art. She trained at USC and in Hot Springs, Arkansas for the US Army War Emergency Program in Occupational Therapy. She was a pioneer in the Occupational Therapy field and remained close to her OT classmates all her life. She worked as an itinerant OT for Arlington Public Schools.
Her first marriage to Joseph Zamudio ended in divorce. Her second marriage to Albert Bottoms lasted some 54 years and included living in Europe, Hawaii, Japan, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Virginia (Vienna, several homes in Alexandria, Charlottesville, and Arlington). Her husband's career as a senior Navy civilian scientist involved lots of travel, and in retirement several more moves.
She is survived by her husband, Albert; her two children from her first marriage, Linda Wright (Cecil) and Joe Zamudio (Kim) and by her
son, Maitland Bottoms, from her marriage to Albert. She is also survived by her sister, Leah Sauter (Walt); many nieces and nephews, step-daughter, Karen Austin (Ken Young) and their two children, Kira and Kiley. Memorials will be private.

Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 23, 2013
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