Obituary: Marthajane Kennedy

GULF STREAM — Marthajane Kennedy died Sept. 9 at her home in Gulf Stream. She was 98.
8241242495?profile=RESIZE_180x180Ms. Kennedy was born Dec. 17, 1921, in Washington, D.C., to Thomas and Clephane Arnot Kennedy. After attending the Maret School, Marthajane graduated from Goucher College and Washington College of Music, magna cum laude.
Ms. Kennedy fondly remembered childhood trips abroad with her parents by ocean liner, and continued her travels well into her later years. She never married or had any children, but enjoyed many friends throughout her life.
In 1925, her father founded the Benjamin Franklin University in Washington, D.C., and it was the first American school dedicated solely to the instruction of accounting. Ms. Kennedy served as president of BFU for many years. She was a lifelong patron of the arts, and loved dogs. As a child, she had a bulldog named Happy, a name that aptly described Ms. Kennedy herself, even through her last days.
There will be a private service and burial.
— Obituary submitted by the family

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