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Gay Menges

March 27, 1939 — August 10, 2022

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Gay Menges, age 83, passed away on August 10, 2022 at her home in The Mather in Evanston, IL. She was born in Ashtabula, Ohio in 1939, the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Baldwin. Her beloved husband of 33 years, Dr. Robert
Menges, passed away in 1998. He was an internationally recognized
educational psychologist, author and professor at Northwestern University.
Gay is survived by her sons Jon and David Menges. Gay was a loving
grandmother to five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
A fifty-year resident of Evanston, Illinois,

Gay was an example of perseverance, faithfulness, patience, and hard work. She pursued her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Bowling Green and
Boston Universities. During her early professional life, she was a high school
and junior college teacher of English Literature. She then established a career
as an editor and textbook manager in the publishing industry. She served as
an editor and textbook management coordinator at a number of the most
prestigious publishing houses in the United States, including Prentice Hall,
Rand McNally, and McDougal Littell. Gay loved books and belonged to several
book groups. She loved gardening. She liked her work, and she loved to travel
and experience new things. Most of all Gay loved her sons, her family, and her
friends. She was very active in the Evanston Unitarian church and The Mather
community. She had many longtime friends.

A memorial service is planned for 2pm on Friday, August 19, 2022 at the Evanston Unitarian Church, 1330 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60201
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in honor of Gay be made to the
Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, 60201
ucevanston.org/ways-to-give
ucevanston.org/endowment-2

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Friday, August 19, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Unitarian Church of Evanston

1330 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

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