LA teacher loses battle to cancer

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Education > Fabry taught in area for nearly 20 years

By The Staff

Marilyn Fabry, a Los Alamos teacher for close to 20 years, lost her battle with cancer Saturday.

She was 60.

Last Monday was proclaimed Marilyn Fabry Day by the Los Alamos Board of Education, and on Tuesday, dozens of students showed up outside her house to wish her well.

They all wore orange because Fabry was a fan of the soft drink “Orange Crush.”

Los Alamos High School principal Sandra Warnock sent the following email to parents Tuesday morning.

“It is with deep regret that I inform you about a recent loss to our school community. On Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, Marilyn Fabry passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school, especially our students.

“Our school has a Crisis Intervention Team made up of professionals trained to help with the needs of students and school personnel at difficult times such as this. Counselors from the high school, middle school and elementary schools, as well as district psychologists, are available today for grief counseling for any student.

“I am saddened by the loss to our school community and will make every effort to help your child and the Los Alamos High School staff through the resources we have in place.

“Marilyn Fabry exemplified the best of Los Alamos High School and will be missed not only by the students and staff, but also by our entire community.”

A memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at the White Rock Baptist Church.