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KEENE STATE TODAY VOLUME XXII NUMBER 2 Winter 2007
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Anna Benson Crooker '25 died May 14, 2006, in Wilton, Conn. She earned a master's degree and taught elementary school until the mandatory retirement age of 75. She entered the Senior Olympics at age 74 and earned three gold medals for swimming at age 80.

Mildred Curtis Byrne '26 died Apr. 2, 2006, in Milton, Mass. She played center field on the Keene Normal School baseball team and was a teacher in New Hampshire before working at resorts in Massachusetts and Vermont. She worked for 25 years in the dietary department at Friel Nursing Home in Quincy, Mass.

Pearl Hale Pearson '27 died in November 2006 in Torrington, Conn. After graduating from Keene State, Pearson took a teaching job for a few years. She loved being a mother and grandmother, and her children raved about her talent in the kitchen.

Dorothy Collyer Hadley '30 died June 15, 2006.

Ilene Burmand '32 died June 6, 2006.

Palmina B. Quintilio '32 died June 18, 2006, in Keene. She taught in Gill and Boylston, Mass., then in Japan and Germany, and finally in Fairfax, Va.

Edith A. Noble '37 died Oct. 7, 2006, in Amherst, N.H. She was vice president of her class at Keene Normal School. She taught for 40 years in northern New Hampshire and then in Milford, N.H., and Stratford, Conn., retiring in 1977.

Edith Rich Sias '38 died Feb. 8, 2006, in North Andover, Mass. Highlights of her life included teaching Home Economics in Concord, N.H., and Reading, Mass. She eventually became the director of Christian education at the Old South Methodist Church in Reading. She established the first day care center in the community, which has continued in operation and is known as the Old South Christian Cooperative Preschool.

Carroll Beane '40 died Feb. 6, 2006, in Seattle, Wash.

Lillian R. Congdon '40 died Dec. 1, 2006, in Keene, N.H. Her teaching career in the secondary level covered 20 years in area schools, the last 15 of which were spent teaching French and English at Monadnock Regional High School in Swanzey, N.H.

Elizabeth J. Drouin '41 died Aug. 2, 2005.

Leland W. Collins '43 died Oct. 21, 2006, in Stoneham, Maine. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII and was principal at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith, N.H.

Clifford H. Perkins Jr. '47 died July 20, 2006, in York, Maine. He served in the U.S. Army, sold life insurance, and taught elementary school in Deerfield, Litchfield, Raymond, North Hampton, and Kingston, N.H.

Eugene F. Gober '50 died Oct. 21, 2006, in Keene. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII and taught at Keene High School for 31 years.

Newton A. Lewis Jr. '51 died Oct. 31, 2006, in Connecticut. He served in the Army Air Force and taught industrial arts in Randolph, Vt., and Shelton and Trumbull, Conn.

Barbara Bean '52 died Dec. 31, 2006.

Barbara Roy Fee '52 died July 22, 2006. She taught elementary school in Greenfield, Mass.; Westport, Conn.; and Surry and Sullivan, N.H. She retired in 1992.

Grace Cole Hoyt '56 died Apr. 3, 2006, in South Carolina. She was the first teacher at the Jack and Jill kindergarten at the Brick School in Amherst, N.H. She also volunteered at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, N.H.

Helen Bean Eisenhaure '57 died Mar. 18, 2006, in North Reading, Mass. She was an elementary school teacher at the L.D. Batchelder School in North Reading.

Isabel Groff Rand '57 died Sept. 4, 2005, in Manchester, N.H. She ran a general store with her husband and taught in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, retiring in 1976.

Ann Murray Sederstrom '57 died Nov. 13, 2006, in Concord, Mass. She owned and operated Lincoln Country Day School for many years. Survivors include her husband, Richard '58.

Warren Fisher Jr. '58 died Nov. 4, 2006, in Keene. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea and worked for Markem Corporation until his retirement in 1987. Survivors include his wife, Rosemarie Niles Fisher '58.

Langdon F. Metcalf '59 died Sept. 29, 2006, in Lebanon, N.H. He was a member of the KSC basketball team and was inducted into the Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. He served in the U.S. Navy and taught for 30 years at Lebanon High School, as well as coaching the basketball team to two state championships. He also coached baseball, cross country, and golf. He was named New Hampshire Coach of the Year three times and inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.

William B. Cameron '63 died June 25, 2006, in White River Junction, Vt. He was an elementary school teacher in Franklin and Laconia, N.H. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

Christos Papazoglou '68 died Sept. 26, 2006, in Concord, N.H. He served in the U.S. Army and as a supervisor in the juvenile parole office of the Youth Development Center for 25 years. His survivors include his wife, Eleanor Sawtelle Papazoglou '70.

William "Bill" Hollis '69 died in September 2006. Bill had been an elementary teacher in Marlow and North Walpole for 37 years.

Lillian H. Koski '69 died Aug. 6, 2006, in Newport, N.H. She worked as a bookkeeper and accountant for various businesses and was a Head Start teacher in Newport and an elementary school teacher in Claremont, N.H.

Richard S. Small '69 died Oct. 14, 2006, in Surry, N.H. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and Korea. He then owned and operated a distributing company for spices in Massachusetts.

Stuart A. Bates '72 died Aug. 19, 2006, in Pikesville, Md. He served for 25 years in the New Hampshire State Police where he earned the rank of lieutenant before retiring in 1998.

Douglas Oster '73 died June 21, 2006, in Farmingdale, N.Y. He earned a master's degree at the University of Bridgeport and taught for more than 25 years in Connecticut. Among his survivors is his brother, Floyd '79.

Jane Steiner Mutch '74 died Sept. 2, 2006, in Ashby, Mass. She taught physical education in Keene and was youth director and swim instructor at the Keene YMCA.

Michael L. Chagnon '75 died Sept. 15, 20006, in Concord, N.H. He had small roles in several films and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and was a special needs teacher in Concord and Pittsfield, N.H.

Blaine McLellan '76 died Aug. 19, 2006, in Greenwood, S.C. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a law enforcement officer with the Keene, N.H., police department.

Alexander Blakney '78 died Aug. 24, 2006. He earned a master's degree at Eastern College and served six years in the U.S. Army. He was a builder and spent eight years in Ethiopia helping with small businesses and hospital maintenance.

Kimberly A. Ward '03 died Aug. 8, 2006, in Lebanon, N.H. She earned her bachelor's degree in graphic arts.


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