Marilyn Mead graduated from Mary Washington in 1948 with a degree in English and married Naval Academy graduate William J. Burke in 1950. During their marriage and his 20-year career in the military, they had two children and 11 military service moves. Mr. Burke retired from the Computer Services Corporation. Mrs. Burke passed away in 2002; Mr. Burke died in 2003. A Washington Scholarship was funded and established in 2003 through a bequest from the estate of William J. Burke. Their children, Mr. Douglas J. Burke, and Dr. Carol P. Burke are family representatives for the scholarship.
Photo: Marilyn Mead Burke '48, Battlefield yearbook, 1948