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Marion Ruth Vaughn Heacock
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Birth: Aug. 6, 1929
Death: Apr. 13, 2012


HEACOCK, MARIAN RUTH VAUGHN, PhD Marian Ruth Vaughn Heacock, PhD., 82, of Mountain Brook Al. passed peacefully on April 13, 2012. Dr. Heacock was born August 6, 1929 to Harper B. and Adele R. Burroughs Vaughan in Birmingham.

After graduating from Phillips High School, she earned her B.A. from Vanderbilt University, her M.A. from the University of Michigan and then her PhD. from the University of Alabama in the field of economics.

After several years on the faculty at UA, she was asked to be part of a seven member faculty team to go to Birmingham to create the School of Business at UAB. She served as chairperson of the Department of Economics. During her long career at UAB, she served two terms as president of the faculty senate and went onto be the UAB faculty representative to the University Board of Trustees. She retired after thirty four years of service with the rank of Full Professor Emerita.

Dr. Heacock was very proud to provide her leadership to the United States Naval Aviation, having served two tours of duty as Commanding Officer of the Alabama Heart of Dixie Squadron. Her squadron members wish her Fair Skies and Happy Landings.

Dr. Heacock was married to Professor Robert J. Heacock who survives her. Also surviving her are family members: Charles Novak and Gary Pritchard of Rockford, MI, Marilyn Novak of Charlevoix, MI, Nancy and Frank Letherby of Grand Rapids, MI, Jeanette Novak of Damascus, MD and Craig Vaughan of Columbia TN.

As per her wishes, cremation has taken place.

Published in The Birmingham News from April 14 to April 16, 2012.

Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Rich Fedoush
Record added: Apr 17, 2012
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Marion Ruth <i>Vaughn</i> Heacock
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Rest In Eternal Peace.
- Rich Fedoush
 Added: Apr. 17, 2012

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