Marian Galvin Nuber was once a local hero.
In 1934, she received a Carnegie Hero Fund medal for rescuing a man from drowning in Long Lake near Port Orchard, Wash. The man’s canoe had capsized and as he struggled in the water, Nuber swam over to him and pulled him to safety — by his ear. She used the $500 prize money to attend art school but left early to marry Jim Galvin in 1937.
Galvin founded Galvin Flying Service in Seattle, which still operates out of Boeing Field. Ironically, Nuber didn’t like to fly.
Nuber died on June 14. Cause of death was not released. She was 94.