September 10, 1910 - January 27, 2009This content was published on February 18, 2009 - 14:22
Mary Crist Fleming started The American School in Switzerland in canton Ticino in 1956 to give Americans a strong education in Europe. Today Tasis attracts students from more than 50 countries. Brash, adventurous and irresistibly charming, Fleming traveled extensively through Switzerland and Europe in the 1930s. She died last month at age 98.