Marianna Jedrzejewski passed away on October 17, 2019, at Peace Hospice at the age of 93.
Marianna Tomczyk was born on October 31, 1925, in Spytkowice, Poland to Katarzyna and Joseph Tomczyk. She graduated from college in Novy Targ and received her teaching degree. She obtained her first teaching job at the Joteki Polish Language School in a suburb of Kraków, working nights helping those who were unable to continue their education during the war. She continued teaching from 1954 to 1960 before moving to the United States.
Marianna met her husband Charlie while he was visiting his aunt in her hometown of Kraków. Charlie then moved to America in 1952. He lived in an apartment in Shelby, Montana with his parents, Jan and Helena. During that time Marianna and Charlie continued to write to each other. He eventually proposed marriage to her in a letter. Marianna arrived in Great Falls in May 1960.
She and Charlie raised their two daughters in Great Falls, Montana. She later worked at the Cascade County Nursing home where she made lifelong friends.
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