Isabel Pringle McCraven Marrison was born in 1922 in Yonkers, New York and passed away on January 14, 2002 in Palos Verdes Estates, California. She was raised in New Jersey and graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1943. She worked as a physicist before marrying fellow scientist Warren A. Marrison in 1947. For the next 33 years, Isabel dedicated herself to homemaking and raising two daughters. The family moved to California in 1957. Isabel played the cello in a family string quartet, played the piano for pleasure and acted as hostess to her husband’s orchestra, the Palos Verdes Symphonette. After being widowed in 1980, she devoted many more years to volunteer service at the Palos Verdes Library and South Bay Hospital. Isabel is survived by her two daughters, Eileen Halcrow and Nancy Wiggans, and her sister Margaret Seufert. In accordance with her request, no memorial service is planned. Her ashes will be lifted into space on a satellite mission later this year.

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  1. What do I say about a lady I liked right from the start? I remember the twinkle in her eyes as she laughed at one of my silly stories that was clearly “old material”. I remember Isabel as a regal lady. It was a privelege to know her and I will think of her everytime I look up into the heavens and see the stars. Love, Pat

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