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In memoriam: Owensby ’67, Tesch ’81, Vaughan ’71

Lucia “Lou” Randall Owensby, MSW 1967, age 81, passed away on March 3, 2013, in Charlotte. She taught social work at Queens College for a decade and was a marriage and family therapist in private practice for almost 20 years. With two of her clients, Lou developed a program to address debilitating anxiety and agoraphobia, founded a company (CHAANGE) to promote this program and found herself on the lecture and interview circuit across the country, even appearing on the Phil Donahue, Larry King and Oprah Winfrey shows. Obituary

Margo Denise Tesch, MSW ’81, age 57, of Murphysboro, Ill., passed away on Nov. 30, 2013, at home with her husband, daughter and friends by her side. She was executive director of Association of Retarded Citizens in Chapel Hill for six years, and then was a school social worker in Chapel Hill for another five years. After coming to Murphysboro in 1999, she was employed by Tri-County Special Education District as the school social worker at De Soto Grade School. There she spent almost 15 years advocating for the children of that school and community. Obituary

Virginia Newsome Vaughan, MSW ’71, age 67, of Decatur, Ga., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 13, 2013. An active community volunteer and supporter, she touched many lives throughout her career as a social worker in and around the Decatur area. Obituary