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Annemarie Bryan

d. March 4, 2021

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Annemarie Bryan, beloved cousin and friend, age 96, native of the District of Columbia, died peacefully on March 4, 2021, in Potomac, Maryland. Born in Washington's old Garfield Hospital, daughter of late Anne Reischel Bryan of Kansas City, Missouri, and late William H. Bryan of Staunton, Virginia, predeceased by her sister Mary Laura Bryan. After elementary school in Bethesda, she moved with her family to Kansas City, Missouri, completing secondary education there. She attended Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1946, and later enrolled in graduate courses at Columbia University in New York City. After college, her first job was a radio continuity writer for Mutual Broadcasting station WHB in Kansas City. She moved to Denver with her mother, who was a key figure in establishing a new wood preserving venture in Colorado. At the City and County of Denver, Annemarie was the assistant to the Budget Officer under Mayor Quigg Newton, and received commendations from the State Department and the U.S. Council of Mayors for her liaison with German officials visiting Denver under aegis of the US Exchange Program during the 1950's. In 1953, she joined Shell Oil Company's Exploration & Production Department in Denver, transferring in 1968 to their Head Office in New York to assist their Chief Geophysicist and Chief Geologist. When major oil firms initiated mass exit form New York in 1971, she signed on as a curatorial assistant at the Cloisters Museum for four years, later working with Public Relations Director of the Metropolitan Museum. Recruited by the World Bank's International Finance Corporation, she returned to Washington in 1976 to work with IFC in computerizing the World Bank/IFC portfolio records management center, she retired from the Bank in 1986, but returned as a consultant. Following 11 years as a volunteer in Catholic education, Annemarie re-entered the workforce in 1998 at Our Lady of Mercy School in Potomac. As a confirmed history buff, she toured many historic landmarks throughout the country and wrote a history of her own Bavarian forebears. Annemarie and her sister Mary Laura loved and raised dachshunds. Private interment Forest Hill/Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City. Suggested memorials to The University of Pennsylvania Newman Center, 3720 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6189.

. Graveside Service Forest Hill Cemetery

Friday, April 09, 2021

2:00 PM

6901 Troost AveKansas City, Missouri 64131

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