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Husband and wife, both teachers in Grand Prairie, die of COVID-19

Rose Mary and Paul Blackwell both died Sunday, according to the district.
Credit: Grand Prairie ISD
Paul and Rose Mary Blackwell

A husband and wife who worked for Grand Prairie ISD have died from COVID-19, the district said this week.

District officials said Rose Mary and Paul Blackwell "will be greatly missed." 

Rose Mary Blackwell was a second-grade bilingual teacher, team leader and mentor, according to the district.

Officials said she was the longest-tenured teacher at Travis World Language Academy, having worked there for two decades.

Paul Blackwell had worked at Fannin Middle School for five years as a PE teacher, coach and mentor. He previously worked at the Young Men's Leadership Academy at Kennedy Middle School.

The couple died Sunday, district officials said. 

The district said it would offer counseling services at both campuses for the week.

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