Obituary: Marian Runnels


Marian Runnels

Marian Runnels died of a rare swift-acting cancer on July 31, 2023 at age 76. 

She was an engineer, scientist, artist, mother, friend, partner, teacher, mentor, and reader of all things. She trusted science, logic, and reason. She was compassionate and generous; yet, still a very private person. She was more than the sum of her parts. 

Marian is survived by two daughters and her husband of 57 years. Her dog, Charlie, dutifully waits for her to come home.