In Memory

Sally Garen

Sally Garen

From Sally Garen's oblituary in the Washington Post:

Sally D. Garen, 63, an art history teacher in the Washington region from 1990 to 2009, died Nov. 29 at Capital Hospice in Arlington County. She had brain cancer.

During the 1990s, Dr. Garen taught at the private Medeira School in McLean. From 1999 to 2009, she was a professor at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in the District, Marymount University in Arlington, Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria and the Art Institute of Washington in Arlington.

Sally Diane Garen was a native of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and a 1968 art history graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Mass.

She received a master's degree in fine arts from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1970. She received a master's degree in ancient art history in 1975 and a doctorate in medieval art history in 1985, both from the University of Chicago.

She moved to the Washington region in 1982. She served as president of the Parent Teacher Association for Bush Hill Elementary School in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County and was a past president of the Brookland-Bush Hill Civic Association. She had been a McLean resident since the late 1990s.

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09/09/14 10:35 AM #1    

Alison Hayford

I feel sorry that no one has posted a note about Sally.  I hadn't seen her or been in touch with her since a couple of years after we graduated from ETHS, so I don't have any comments on her life since then. But in a high school at a place and time that valued conformity, Sally was one of the ones who stood out. She was quirky, imaginative, funny, and a good friend.  She died far too soon.  

09/13/14 01:39 PM #2    

Gloria DeFilipps (Brush)

I lost track of Sally as well, but then read her obituary in the College Art Association newsletter not long ago. She'd become a professor of Art History. I'm sure she was a very good one.

09/24/14 08:49 AM #3    

Ann Gilkes (Liu)

I first met Sally when her mother, step-father and sister Erica moved to Evanston and Lincolnwood school about  Fourth grade. We became great friends and remained so until we lost track  in the mid- seventies. During high school we would often ride the red line down to the Art Institute. Art and Art History was important in Sally's life even then. Lots of wonderful memories of Sally since Lincolnwood School.Sally's mom was our Scout leader and I have many fond memories of our Scout troop. Sally, Priscilla Wood and I were great friends at ETHS. One time my parents were entertaining two visitors from India and the three of us became their sous-chefs. That was quite and evening with the the visitors ordering us about. The Indian meal was fantastic and the vegetable curry is a family favorite to this day. So very sorry we lost contact. Think of you often Sally.

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