Marilyn A. Papp (1931–2016)
Marilyn Papp died on 10 March 2016, following a long and active life in the arts and in philanthropy. Born Marilyn Amidon in Hartford, Wisconsin on 18 October 1931, she attended Carleton College in Minnesota and later transferred to Douglass College at Rutgers University, where she majored in art history. In addition to her BA degree from Douglass College, Marilyn held an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Arizona State University (ASU), which she was awarded in 2000. In 1951, Marilyn married L. Roy Papp (1927–2011; see Orientations, March 2012, p. 149), and in 1955 they moved to Chicago. The couple lived in Manila from 1975 to 1977, when Roy served as United States Director and Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank, and their interest in Asian art began at that time. Over 60 years of marriage, they shared an enthusiasm for both travel and charitable work, and visisted at least 58 countries.