Former President of Friends of the LSU Libraries, Marion Crawford Spann, passed away at the age of 90 on Thursday, January 5, 2017. The Baton Rouge native graduated from LSU in 1948. While at LSU, she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and Alpha Beta Chi. After graduation, Marion worked at Standard Oil in Baton Rouge in the Administration Department where she met her husband Delroy Spann.
For more than 25 years, Marion treasured her volunteer work for Friends of the Libraries and served as the Book Bazaar Chair on numerous occasions. Prior to serving as president, she served as secretary. In 2001, the Friends of the Libraries honored her with the Rosalind B. McKenzie award. She was one of four recipients to receive the award due to her exceptional services for the organization.
She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, her only son Robert Baxter Spann and his wife Patricia Rock Spann, two granddaughters, and a host of other family members and friends. Memorial donations may be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or LSU Hilltop Arboretum.