Marion G. Jenkins, 85

Office of War Information employee who taught in China and Thailand

January 16, 2007

Marion Gunn Jenkins, a retired teacher who worked for the Office of War Information in Washington and China during World War II, died of heart disease Saturday at Roland Park Place. The Guilford resident was 85.

During the war, Mrs. Jenkins also served as the charge d'affaires at a U.S. consulate in China. After the communist regime forced her to leave China, she and her husband, Cyrus Felix Jenkins, an American oil company executive, relocated to Thailand, where she taught Latin and Asian history at the International School of Bangkok for 15 years. Mr. Jenkins died in 1975.

Born in Worcester, Mass., she was a graduate of Radcliffe College. She remained active in the League of Women Voters throughout her life and worked with the Baltimore chapter until her death.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete.

Survivors include a daughter, Eugenie A. Jenkins of Baltimore; two sons, Patrick W. Jenkins of Bourne, Mass., and Nicholas Jenkins of East Sandwich, Mass.; and one grandchild.

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