Rachel Dardis of Myrtle Beach, SC died on February 23, 2021. She was born in Kilkenny, Ireland on May 21, 1928 and lived and worked in Dublin as a Home Economics teacher until 1957 when she moved to England and later to the United States.She got a Ph D in Economics from the University of Minnesota in 1965 and spent most of her career at the University of Maryland, College Park first in the Department of Textiles and Consumer Economics and later in the Department of Economics. She published extensively in the areas of international trade and consumer economics and directed more than sixty graduate students. She became Professor Emerita in the Department of Economics upon her retirement in 1996.She enjoyed traveling and visited Ireland and other countries in Europe frequently. She was also a keen golfer and played many of the famous courses in Ireland and Scotland. She is survived by her nephew Christopher John (Talia) and their two children. No services are being held.
Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 26, 2021.