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freelance writer

Mary Louise Derr, American Freelance writer. Member Society Childrens Book Writers, Colorado Archaeol. Society, Senior Tennis Group, Senior Citizens Center, Boulder Writers Club (president 1992-1993).

Background

Derr, Mary Louise was born on May 19, 1917 in Binghamton, New York, United States. Daughter of Ralph Oscar and Jessie Birdsall (Sherwood) Van Atta.

Education

Bachelor, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia, 1940.

Career

Proofreader, Vail Ballou Press, Binghamton, 1940-1942; cyptographic clerk, United States Signal Corps, Washington, 1942-1944; reporter, Fairchild Publs., Orlando, Florida, 1966; feature writer, Town & Country Review, Boulder, Colorado, 1970-1976; associate editor, Weaver's Journal, Boulder, 1978-1986; feature writer, Boulder Courier, 1988.

Membership

Member Society Childrens Book Writers, Colorado Archaeol. Society, Senior Tennis Group, Senior Citizens Center, Boulder Writers Club (president 1992-1993).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, golf, hiking, reading.

Connections

Married Vernon Ellsworth Derr, March 6, 1943. Children: Michael, Katherine, Louise, Carol.

father:
Ralph Oscar Atta

mother:
Jessie Birdsall (Sherwood) Van Atta

spouse:
Vernon Ellsworth Derr

child:
Louise Derr

child:
Carol Derr

child:
Michael Derr

child:
Katherine Derr