Notes for MARILYN SCUDDER, DR:
Daughter of Louis Rousseau and Dorothy (Bridger) Scudder, Jr.
Born: March 12, 1939 in Unknown.
Died: May 16, 2005 in Unknown.
Last Residence: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota.
The Scudders in India devoted more than 1,100 combined years to Christian medical mission service in South India by 42 members of 4 generations of the family.
Hope College '31, graduated from Kodaikanal International School in 1956, Hope College in 1960, and received M.D. from the University of Michigan in 1965, lived in Sanya Juu, Tanzania. She was a medical missionary in Tanzania for 35 years. Dr. Scudder received an Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology on Oct. 22, 2004, and the George Tani Humanitarian Service Award from the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology on Dec. 10, 2004. Hope College presented her with a Distinguished Alumni Award on May 7, 1988, and profiled her in a story in the August 1985 issue of news from Hope College that had previously been featured in the Kodaikanal International School's alumni publication. She died on Monday, May 16, 2005, in Dar es Salaam of primary amyloidosis. She was 66 years old.