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In Memoriam

In Memoriam Faith Tolkien, first wife of J.R.R. Tolkien’s son Christopher, died on October 24, 2017 after a long illness. She was 89. Born Faith Lucy Tilly Faulconbridge in 1928, she read English at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, taking a BA in 1950, and subsequently studied sculpture at the Oxford City Art School. She married Christopher Tolkien in 1951. They had one son, Simon, but were separated in 1964 and divorced in 1967. Faith began her career as a teacher, but in later life devoted her energies to sculpture. Many of her works are displayed in and around Oxford. Her Stations of the Cross can be seen in the Catholic Church of Corpus Christi in Headington, Oxford, where her funeral was held on October 31, 2017 with a eulogy by her son Simon. Her bronze bust of J.R.R - . Tolk ien is in the entrance to the chapel of Exeter College at Oxford. She also did a monumental triptych for the Church of the Sacred Heart in Sutton Colde fi ld, as well as a garden statue of St. Joseph, and numerous smaller, occasional pieces. She is survived by her son Simon Tolkien and by her grandchildren, Simon’s two children http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tolkien Studies West Virginia University Press

In Memoriam

Tolkien Studies , Volume 15 – Oct 27, 2018

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Abstract

Faith Tolkien, first wife of J.R.R. Tolkien’s son Christopher, died on October 24, 2017 after a long illness. She was 89. Born Faith Lucy Tilly Faulconbridge in 1928, she read English at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, taking a BA in 1950, and subsequently studied sculpture at the Oxford City Art School. She married Christopher Tolkien in 1951. They had one son, Simon, but were separated in 1964 and divorced in 1967. Faith began her career as a teacher, but in later life devoted her energies to sculpture. Many of her works are displayed in and around Oxford. Her Stations of the Cross can be seen in the Catholic Church of Corpus Christi in Headington, Oxford, where her funeral was held on October 31, 2017 with a eulogy by her son Simon. Her bronze bust of J.R.R - . Tolk ien is in the entrance to the chapel of Exeter College at Oxford. She also did a monumental triptych for the Church of the Sacred Heart in Sutton Colde fi ld, as well as a garden statue of St. Joseph, and numerous smaller, occasional pieces. She is survived by her son Simon Tolkien and by her grandchildren, Simon’s two children

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Tolkien StudiesWest Virginia University Press

Published: Oct 27, 2018

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