Margaret Blymier Lee (1922-2010)
While we were in Gearhart, Oregon, attending the memorial service for Marcia's mother, Marcia's aunt died in Evanston, Illinois.
We will be attending Aunt Margaret's memorial service next Friday in Skokie.
Here is an obituary:
A memorial visitation for Margaret Blymeir Lee, longtime professor and administrator at Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy, will take place Friday, October 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.
Lee died on Monday, September 13, at the age of 88.
Margaret Blymier Lee was the aunt of Marcia Kennedy (Greg) Rappleye of Grand Haven, Michigan, and Margaret Kennedy (Roger) Plichta of Muskegon, Michigan; great aunt of Carlos and Liam Rappleye, sister of the late Julius Blymeir, James Blymeir and Florence Arenz; sister- in- law of Robert Arenz of Gearhart Oregon; and special friend to Fran Birndorf of Evanston.
A longtime Evanston resident, Lee joined the Northwestern faculty in 1958 as an assistant professor and later became a full professor. In 1979, she was appointed associate dean for student affairs and undergraduate programs at the School of Education and Social Policy.
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Northwestern professor emeritus earned a bachelor’s degree in history and English from Kalamazoo College, a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan and a doctorate of education in administration of pupil personnel services and counseling psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Lee was an elementary and junior high school principal in the 1940s and 1950s and, from 1956 to 1957, principal of Washington School in Evanston, Ill. At Northwestern, she taught classes in educational psychology, counseling and personnel services, human development and secondary education instruction, among other subjects. She also was a very popular undergraduate and graduate adviser who over the years kept in touch with many of her former students.