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Polly Stewart, 1943-2013

Friday, February 08, 2013   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
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Long-time AFS member and former member of the Executive Board Polly Stewart passed away February 3 in Salt Lake City. A link to her obituary in the Deseret News has been added to our In Memoriam page.

Many friends, colleagues, and those who were inspired or touched by Polly's work and life have shared memories on publore. Go to for a link to join and access the publore archive.

Elaine Thatcher interviewed Polly in 2011 for the "Contemporary Western Women" series, a project of the USU Center for Women and Gender and Utah Public Radio. The short audio clip is available at

A memorial service will take place in Salt Lake City March 17th, 2-4 p.m., at the First Unitarian Church.

An East Coast memorial service is also being planned; for more information, contact Sally Van de Water ( or Lora Bottinelli (



Moira L. Marsh says...
Posted Friday, February 08, 2013
This is very sad news, and a huge loss for the field of folklore. RIP, Polly.

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