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Barbara Louise Mion, American writer. Certified high school teacher, Michigan. Recognized for contribution to improve professional status of women working in media Coalition Kalamazoo Women's Groups, 1975. Board directors Eastwood Community Club, Kalamazoo, 1990-1992. Member Log Cabin Society Michigan (board directors since 1991).

Background

Mion, Barbara Louise was born on July 26, 1929 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Nikolai Leander and Erma Mae (Ryder) Lakso.

Education

Student, Northern Michigan University, 1952. Bachelor, Western Michigan University, 1954.

Career

Editor, reporter Notes and Quotes, 1st National Bank, Kalamazoo, 1948-1949; various positions, Kalamazoo Gazette, 1952-1955; freelance writer, Catholic Weekly, Flint, Michigan, 1965-1977; news editor, reporter, Catholic Weekly, Flint, Michigan, 1977-1978; freelance writer, Flint, 1982-1991; freelance writer/photographer, Catholic Weekly, Saginaw, Michigan, since 1991. Public, reporter Focus News, Kalamazoo, 1966-1982.

Achievements

  • Certified high school teacher, Michigan.

Membership

Board directors Eastwood Community Club, Kalamazoo, 1990-1992. Member Log Cabin Society Michigan (board directors since 1991).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, outdoor activities, family activities, arts, choral singing.

Connections

Married Remo Mion, June 19, 1954 (divorced 1981). Children: Maria, Louis, Nicholas, Joseph Martin, Elizabeth Mae.

father:
Nikolai Leander Lakso

mother:
Erma Mae (Ryder) Lakso

spouse:
Remo Mion

children:
Nicholas Mion

Joseph Martin Mion

Maria Mion

Elizabeth Mae Mion

Louis Mion