Ann Marie Prengaman died June 25. She was 72.

Ms. Prengaman was born March 14, 1941, just outside of Pittsburg. After graduating from high school, she worked nights in a bra factory for a year to save money while she applied to Seton Hill University. She went on to graduate with a degree in English literature. 
In 1965, she moved to Eugene to pursue graduate studies at the University of Oregon. She worked as an English professor at Lane Community College.

She is survived by her children, Peter, Nathan, Charlie and Jamie.

A funeral to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 27, at St. Jude Church in Eugene.