Molly Anne Dolan, 42, passed away on January 7, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Molly was born in Fairbanks, Alaska with the weather outside at minus forty degrees below zero. She was a world traveler throughout her life and lived in Saudi Arabia, Iran, the U.K., and New Mexico, Nebraska, Wyoming, California, South Carolina, North Carolina, Illinois, New York, West Virginia, and Texas in the U.S.
While attending Rice University she worked at the Rice University Press before working in New York in the publishing industry and as a web developer, before returning to school for degrees in library information science. She served as the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications Librarian with West Virginia University before returning to Texas in order to be closer to her family.
Although the cancer diagnosis was a terrible and unexpected shock, she appreciated the opportunity it gave her to spend time with her beloved nephew and niece as well as being able to let the friends she loved as dearly as family know how much they meant to her. She said that she looked on the last two years of her life as an opportunity for something like a farewell tour where she tried to spend as much time as possible with those dear to her heart especially her brother, Brian, sister-in-law, Kristi, her niece and nephew and her parents, James and Susan.
She hopes that she will live on in the hearts of those who loved her, the many wonderful people she met throughout her life being her greatest treasure. Every moment spent was precious to her and, in the words of Kurt Vonnegut, “if (that) isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” To read Molly's own words, A Tombstone Head and a Graveyard Mind.
Molly asked that donations in her memory be made to the ACPMP Research Foundation and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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