Marylee Brochmann

Mass of Christian Burial for Marylee Brochmann, 86, Lawrence will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2012 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.  Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Saint Bridget Cemetery in Scammon, KS.  She died May 28, 2012 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born on April 17, 1926 in Columbus, KS the daughter of Edward and Louise (Tessin) Masterson. 

Marylee graduated with her BA in Political Science in 1948.  She later received her MSW in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas in 1970.  In 1974-1975 she was a Lectuer and then became an Assistant Professor at KU.  Marylee was the Director of the Undergraduate Division of the School of Social Welfare. She retired in 1991.  She was very active in the Miller Hall Alumnae Scholarship and Mortar Board.  She was an avid sailor. 

Survivors include her son, Kristen Brochmann and his wife, Rosy Harari, New York, NY; and longtime companion, Don Chambers, Lawrence. 

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the KU Endowment Association – Miller Hall Alumnae Scholarship and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.


4 Condolences

  1. Jane Hamblin, Executive Director, Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society on May 30, 2012 at 9:17 am

    The National Council of Mortar Board and the trustees of the Mortar Board National Foundation extend condolences. Our Society was made richer by Marylee’s many accomplishments; and we are saddened by her loss. Regards, Jane Hamblin

  2. Tom McDonald and Alice Lieberman on May 30, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Marylee will be fondly remembered and missed by her colleagues at the KU School of Social Welfare. Our condolences to her family and friends.

  3. Jodi Masterson on May 30, 2012 at 11:25 am

    My prayers are with you and your family and Mr. Chambers.

  4. Andrew Hillin on May 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Kristen, Rosy & Don – My thoughts and prayers go out to you. We will all miss her.
    Hillin Family

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