Stefenhagens, Marie Lynn
March 28, 1938 - March 07, 2012
Marie Lyn Stefenhagens of Osprey, Fla. and Skytop, Pa., died on March 7, 2012 of Multiple Myeloma. Born on March 28, 1938 in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Dr. Samuel Nesbitt and Jean McCormack Nesbitt.
Lyn was an avid horsewoman, foxhunter, golfer, tennis player, gardener, and reader. She was a nationally published poet who received an MFA in writing from Goddard College in 1999 as well as a B.A. degree in 1960 from the University of London and Marymount College.
Lyn taught everything from kindergarten to college English over a period of fifteen years while living in Manhattan, N.Y., Georgia, Maryland, and Connecticut. She and her husband, Steve, were involved with Rhodesian Ridgebacks for many years, Lyn handling two household pets to their championships.
Besides her beloved husband of 45 years, Lyn leaves three children: David Nesbitt Stefenhagens of Sarasota, Fla., John Samuel Stefenhagens of El Cerrito, Calif., and Sarah Grace Stefenhagens of Philadelphia, Pa., as well as one grandchild, Samira Mar Stefenhagens of El Cerrito, Calif. Lyn is also survived by her brother, Samuel Nesbitt of Fryburg, Maine.
No services are planned.
Any memorial donations may be sent, with thanks, to: Barrett Paradise Friendly Library, R.R. 1 Box 1010 Cresco, PA, 18326
Published in Herald Tribune from Mar. 9 to Mar. 10, 2012.