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Barbara Sosman Munson ’48

Barbara Sosman Munson ’48, a scholar, nature enthusiast, and outdoor adventurer, died peacefully at her Hanover, N.H., home July 13, 2016, surrounded by her husband and children. She was 90.

Barbara graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore in 1948 and completed her master’s in English literature at Yale in 1949. She married Harthon “Bud” Munson in 1953, and the couple began their life at Rhein-Main Air Force Base in Germany, where Bud was stationed as an intelligence officer.


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