Mari Lyn Salvador

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Mari Lyn Salvador

Mari Lyn Salvador, PhD, daughter of Mildred and Michael Plevel, passed away peacefully October 23rd 2017 just after a majestic Albuquerque sunset. She died as she lived, with grace and surrounded by family.

Mari Lyn is survived by her daughter Melina, son Sergio, their spouses, Tony and Julie and her four cherished grandchildren: Griffin, Foster, Oliver and Matilda. As the eldest of six children, she is also survived by her sisters Louise and Michelle, brothers David, Pat and Michael and their families. Those who knew her will likely remember her love of flowers, good food and celebrating just about anything.

Mari Lyn, a renowned scholar, spent much of her adult life conducting research in the San Blas Islands of Panama and the Azores Islands of Portugal. During a distinguished career as a cultural anthropologist, she was a professor, museum director and generous mentor and colleague. Mari Lyn was particularly devoted to the Phoebe Hearst Museum at The University of California, Berkeley as it figured meaningfully in the initial and final phases of her career.

The family asks that you honor her by eating some ice cream, spending some time working in a garden and looking for beauty even when it is hard to see.

A private memorial will be held in Alb. For details, please contact her daughter, Melina Salvador at

[email protected]

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Oct. 29, 2017