Marian Granger Vincent, 62, a health care supervisor at The Washington Post's printing facility in College Park, died Oct. 27 while hiking in the Cascade Mountains near North Bend, Wash.
Mrs. Vincent and her sister, Carol Nelson of North Bend, were hiking near the beginning of Rattlesnake Trail when a windstorm producing gusts of 60 mph blew over a tree that struck Mrs. Vincent and killed her instantly.
Mrs. Vincent was born in Connecticut and graduated from the Meriden Hospital School of Nursing. She was an emergency room nurse in Connecticut before moving to the Washington area and settling in Silver Spring 25 years ago.
In January, she became a health care supervisor at The Post's College Park facility. Earlier she was a surgical nurse at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a health clinic supervisor at the Bethlehem Steel facility at Sparrows Point, Md., and a health supervisor at various correctional facilities.
She was an outdoorswoman, a skier and tennis player and a member of the Hillandale Swim and Tennis Association. She also was a gardener and chairman of the Hillandale Women's Club beautification committee.
In her home, Mrs. Vincent maintained medical equipment, which was owned by the women's club, for community use. She delivered groceries to people unable to shop for themselves. She was a member of McLean Bible Church.
Her husband of 36 years, Walter T. Vincent, died in 1996.
Survivors include two children, Elizabeth Michelle Wallisch of Ligonier, Pa., and Raymond Scott Vincent of Germantown; two sisters; and four grandchildren.