Shrewsbury – Marian May (Grimm) McClintock, 89, died peacefully in her home at Southgate Saturday, June 9, 2012. She was the loving mother of Douglas McClintock of California and Amy Colglazier and her husband, Bill, of Northborough; devoted grandmother to Katherine Colglazier and Shannon and Katelyn McClintock; dear sister-in-law of Georgene Grimm; and cherished aunt to Karen Geekie and Robert Grimm.
Marian was born and raised in St. Louis, daughter of the late Elmer and Helen Grimm and sister of the late Richard J. Grimm. She was also the granddaughter of the late Judge Hugo Grimm.
Marian graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1944 and was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She went on to receive her Master's degree at Columbia University in New York with honors. She worked in St. Louis both as a talk show writer for KMOX Radio and as tenured professor at St. Louis Community College before becoming a professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1981.
An influential teacher and accomplished writer, she developed a therapeutic writing program used at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Marian also published “O”Henry Texas Stories,” “Read to Succeed,” and materials for the National Science Foundation. After retiring in 2005, she moved to Northborough to be near her family. Even at 89, she drove around town with her “Don's Mess with Texas Grandmothers” bumper sticker.
Marian's vibrant faith in Jesus Christ was expressed in all aspects of her life. While in Dallas, she volunteered at a 24-hour prayer facility and was a parental advisor for Trinity of the Poor Agency. She cherished her Church of the Nativity family. She will always be remembered for her intelligence and her striking sense of humor and most especially her love of Jesus Christ.
Calling hours will be held Friday, June 15, from 5 to 7 p.m., in Church of The Nativity, 45 Howard St., Northborough. The funeral service will be held Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m., in Church of the Nativity, followed by burial in Howard Street Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St., Northborough, MA 01532.
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