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RIP Catherine de Camp

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  • Lisa Deutsch Harrigan
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 10, 2000
      -----Original Message-----
      > From: Lsandcdc@...
      > [mailto:Lsandcdc@...]
      > Subject: Catherine's passing
      > Dear friends:
      > With grieving hearts we regret to inform you
      > of the passing of Catherine de Camp
      > Following is the obituary notice that will be
      > published in various newspapers.
      > Catherine Crook de Camp, teacher, author, and
      > editor, born in New York City on November 6,
      > 1907, greatly beloved wife of L. Sprague de
      > Camp passed away quietly on April 9, 2000.
      > Formerly a resident of Villanova,
      > Pennsylvania, she and her husband have called
      > Plano, Texas their home since 1989.
      > Catherine is survived by Sprague, her husband
      > of 60 years, her sons Lyman Sprague de Camp
      > of Garland, Texas and Gerard Beekman de Camp
      > of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Michael
      > Rossman, Patricia Chalstrom, and Veronica de
      > Camp; great grandchildren Nicholas Rossman
      > and Samuel Rossman.
      > Plans for a local memorial service will be
      > announced. Catherine will be cremated and her
      > final resting place will be at Arlington
      > National Cemetery with her husband.
      > Catherine graduated Magna Cum Laude from New
      > York's Barnard College in 1933, where she
      > received her Phi Beta Kappa key. She double
      > majored in English and Economics, which
      > proved to be a fitting preparation for a
      > writer's wife. As a young graduate, she
      > taught English and tutored students at
      > private secondary schools in New York City,
      > until her sister introduced her to her future
      > husband.
      > In addition to co-writing and editing science
      > fiction and nonfiction books with her writer
      > husband, Sprague, she was an accomplished
      > author in her own right. Her published works
      > include: "The Money Tree", "Teach Your Child
      > to Manage Money" and "Creatures of the
      > Cosmos."
      > A member of Science Fiction Writers of
      > America, The Authors Guild, First Fandom and
      > other distinguished organizations; Catherine
      > was also a world traveler. She enjoyed
      > attending numerous Science Fiction
      > conventions with her husband, Sprague, until
      > her declining health in recent years made
      > that no longer possible.
      > Her sister, Dorothy Crook Hazard of Chevy
      > Chase, Maryland and brothers, Gerard Beekman
      > Crook of Rochester, New York and Morgan Crook
      > of New York City, preceded Catherine in
      > death.
      > Catherine Crook de Camp will be remembered
      > for her warmth, charm and intelligence as she
      > reached out to science fiction colleagues,
      > friends and fans worldwide. She encouraged
      > young people to read and enjoy science
      > fiction, to respect the world in which they
      > lived and to participate in the world around
      > them. She especially enjoyed coaching
      > beginning writers to excel in their work. She
      > will be sorely missed.
      > In lieu of flowers, the family requests
      > donations to the Alzheimer's Association.
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