Marion, a resident of Sarasota, FL, taught English and social studies for 41 1/2 years in DoDDS schools. Her adventurous spirit took her to Yokohama (1957-59), Verdun (1959-61), Camp Zama, Japan (1961-63), Paris (63-67), SHAPE, Belgium (67-83), Bermuda (83-94), and Panama (95-99), where she retired in January, 1999. She was an active and innovative sponsor of yearbook publications and the Model United Nations.
In Sarasota, she was a volunteer ESOL teacher for the Literacy Society of Sarasota County and was president for many years of her Condominium Association Board of Governors. She was an eager participant in a local discussion group and loved theatre going.
A loyal friend to many, Marion was a gourmet cook who enjoyed entertaining, fine dining, telling a good story, and keeping in touch with former DoDDS colleagues and students.
Her influence on colleagues and students continues to have a lasting impact. In recalling Marion, one of her former student said “She was a wonderful teacher and advisor. Of the many teachers I had from kindergarten through college, I can truly say that Ms. Branick was the most influential and is most fondly remembered”