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Obituary: Evelyn Garbe, former Antioch professor

Evelyn R. Garbe, 95, a resident of Odenton since 1955, died September 21 at her residence.

She was born Nov. 12, 1914, in Austin, Ill., and received her B.S. degree from the University of Chicago in 1936. In 1937, she received her M.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago, where she presented her thesis on Waring's Theorem for Multiple Polynomials. In 1938, she completed courses for her Doctorate.

She was a former professor at St. Xavier College for Women, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, the Meteorological Program at Columbia University, Washington University in St. Louis, New York Women's College, Hunter College in New York and Antioch College in Ohio.

In 1973, she retired from NSA's Dept. of Defense after 22 years of service. She was an active member of O'Malley Senior Center in Odenton as well as the Chesapeake Region Lace Guild. Her hobbies included making crafts involving copper, silver and leather, and she also enjoyed weaving, knitting, crocheting, crewel embroidery, rug hooking, and macramé.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 26 at Hardesty Funeral Home, P.A., 821 Annapolis Road, Gambrills. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 27 at The Church at Severn Run, 8187 Telegraph Road, Severn. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Evelyn Garbe Scholarship Fund, c/o University of Chicago, 1116 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.