Marilyn Mead Burke '48 and William J. Burke
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. Dr. Carol Burke, their daughter passed away in 2018. Their son, Douglas J. Burke, and his wife Susan, and Joe Athey, their son-in-law, are family representatives for the scholarship.
Photo: Marilyn Mead Burke '48, Battlefield yearbook, 1948
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