SEATTLE, Wash. – Marjorie Burrows Feldman, a longtime Anchorage resident, died Sept. 21, in Seattle with her family and close friends at her side.
She was born on July 10, 1949 in Providence, to Libby Young and Murry J. Burrows. She earned a B.S. in Education from Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass., and a certificate in paralegal studies from the University of Alaska at Anchorage.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Jeff Feldman, and two sons, Peter Nathaniel Feldman of Los Angeles, Calif. and James Curtis Feldman, of Seattle. She was the mother of the late Joshua David Feldman. She took great pride and pleasure in her sons’ lives and successes, rarely missing a music performance, hockey or soccer game, practice or school event. She was the sister of Enid Young Burrows of Cambridge, Mass.
She worked for the Alaska Court System and then served as an administrator at Alaska Legal Services, responsible for ensuring that legal services lawyers, particularly those working in rural Alaska, had the resources and support they needed. She obtained her paralegal certificate and took a position as a paralegal in the Consumer Protection Section of the State of Alaska Attorney General’s office. She worked there for 17 years, retiring in August 2012.
She was a voracious reader and particularly loved the history of the American West. After several years of research and writing, her first book, “The Winter Hearts” was published and was followed a few years later by a second novel, “The Loving Swords.” Both books were set in the 19th century American West and were published in the U.S. and in several foreign language editions under the name of Marjorie Burrows.
Contributions may be made to Friends of Pets, P.O. Box 240981, Anchorage, AK 99524, or at friendsofpets.org.