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In Memory Of Our Poets

Mrs. Marie Stafford (Algebra, Geometry, Analysis 1970s -1990s)

Marie Stafford, born on September 30, 1929 and raised in Tallassee, Alabama, passed away on November 9, 2011 after a brief illness. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, James W. Stafford: children, Warren (Alice); Mark (Kelly); Lisa Stafford and Stephanie Ledbetter. Her son David preceded her in death. Marie leaves behind numerous beloved grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Marie satisfied her adventurous spirit by traveling the globe during her husband's 25 year distinguished Air Force career. While building her family, Marie lived in 14 homes, in six states and Japan. After Stafford retired she continued to travel as a sponsor for many high school trips across America. Marie valued education as the pathway to success. Raising five children, she earned her B.A. at Huntingdon College in 1968 while her husband served in the Vietnam War. Marie went on to earn her Masters degree and AA certification while teaching high school math at Lanier High School and Auburn University in Montgomery. Marie invested herself in Montgomery by serving in numerous civic organizations including but not limited to the Exchange Club, Huntingdon College's Alumni Board and the Republican Women's Society. Additionally, she was committed to spreading the Gospel and supported many missionaries in their work. When Marie became homebound, she cherished her visits by the members and staff of Dalraida Baptist Church and Evangel Temple. She had read through the entire Bible annually for over twenty-five years. Countless friends, many of whom she called each morning for the past forty years, cherished sharing crosswords and crypto-quotes. Family will receive friends at 1PM Friday, November 11, at Alabama Heritage with a 2PM service to follow in the chapel. Condolences may be offered at www.alabamaheritagefh.com. Alabama Heritage Directing