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KEENE STATE TODAY VOLUME XXII NUMBER 3 FALL 2007
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Class Notes 1940

Dorothy Young Carruthers writes: "Many in our class were shocked to hear of Lillian Congdon's death. Most of us didn't know she was ill. Over the years, she had represented the class on many committees. She and her husband, George, seldom missed a Golden Circle gathering. We shall truly miss her."

IN MEMORIAM: Lillian R. Condon '40, December 1, 2006, Keene, New Hampshire

IN MEMORIAM: Edith Sanborn Ingalls '40, November 13, 2006, Madison, Maine


1941

From Virginia Rollins Flint: "Greeting to our class from Keene Teachers College. I've talked with some classmates and gathered a bit of news.

Barbara Jeffery Stimson is getting out and about with her walker. She was recognized for serving on various town committees in the past. It was published in the Bath Town Report.

Neal and Harriet Perkins might make a move soon.

Ellen Jackson Cascaddin lives in Dover, N.H., in an independent living apartment.

Frances Day Bolles and her husband live in Keene.

Elese Wright Tarris is visiting her daughter-in-law in Virginia. She will return to Loudon, N.H., with her granddaughter and family.

I (Virginia) am still in Milan, N.H., for now. I went to California to visit with Judy, John, family, and friends. I also visited grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Portland, Ore. After three weeks I was back home.

Is there a volunteer from our class who would like to become class secretary? I hope someone can help. Please let me or the Alumni Office know.

If you have news, please send it to me."

IN MEMORIAM: Milton Campbell Burton '41, May 27, 2007, Woodsville, New Hampshire

IN MEMORIAM: Mabel G. "Mim" Creighton '41, February 12, 2007, Dennis, Massachusetts


1942

From Margaret Doucoumes Burrell: "To my surprise, I am one of five area women selected by the Girl Scouts of the Adirondack Council for their Women of Distinction celebration, to be held late April of this year."

Ruth Callender MacKenzie Lee writes: "I married again after 16 years as a widow. Robert L. Lee and I married on Jan. 25, 2002. Robert passed away in November 2006, following an operation. I plan to return to Littleton."

IN MEMORIAM: Agnes M. Wasyluk '42, May 3, 2007, Brattleboro, Vermont


1943

IN MEMORIAM: Mary-Louise Lanoix Lavoie '43, June 22, 2006


1944

From Barbara Bissonette: "I still hang in there with my volunteer work and golf. My three sons are all well and successful here in Florida. God has been good to me."

Bernard "Buck" Corsoh writes: "Kudos to Marjorie, who has directly and indirectly kept in touch with all of us old timers all these years. She is a very dedicated lady and this has been reflected in the class of '44. Many in this class joined the military (WWII) at the end of their sophomore year, which at that time was justifiable."

From Josephine Stewart Bateman: "Two years ago, I moved to Capital Manor. I have an apartment on the sixth floor. Each Wednesday I volunteer at a beautiful childcare facility. Keeping children safe and families together is their goal."


1945

Roy Jeffrey of Plaistow, N.H., writes that he and his wife, Carolyn, celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary last June at Wentworth by the Sea. They were proud grandparents when they attended their oldest grandson's graduation from the Newhouse School of Communication at Syracuse. He is now in Hollywood, Calif., working as an assistant producer. Their youngest grandson is at Exeter High School, where he is active in the music program. Another high point for Roy was the publications of his memoirs, My Story and Other Family Memoirs. It has received lots of positive feedback. He and Carolyn visited Walpole, N.H., this Memorial Day for the dedication of a new war memorial, upon which the names of himself, his brother, and several nieces and nephews who served our country were listed.

Nancy Scripture Ashford of Weare, N.H., and her niece are planning to go to Boston to walk the Freedom Trail. A sightseeing trip to Plymouth, Mass., will follow this adventure. She is looking forward to the birth of her first great grandchild in August.

Grete Meienborn and her husband, Lou, have been busy this year. They took a September cruise to Bermuda, and drove to West Dover, Vt., to take part in a folk music Elderhostel. Over the past few years, Grete has worked on Creative Memories photo albums, the most recent was one covering Lou's music career. The Golden Circle picnic group at Wadleigh Park listens to Lou play the guitar and sing. Currently, the couple plays bridge every Monday afternoon and enjoys visits from family and friends.

From Pauline Fisher Bailey: "I have been enjoying outings with my Red Hat group. We are called the Rambling Red Rowdies."

Barbara Manning writes: "I've just returned from my winter trip to California, with my son, his family, and two granddaughters, and then to Austin, Texas. I was gone for three-and-a-half months."

IN MEMORIAM: Priscilla (Stevens) Hutchinson '45, December 22, 2006, Phoenix, Arizona


1946

IN MEMORIAM: Lois Allen '46, February 24, 2007, Port Orange, Florida


1947

IN MEMORIAM: Agnes Sherburne '47, May 24, 2007, Dover, New Hampshire


1948

Emery G. Chickering and his wife, June, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2006.

IN MEMORIAM: Alfred J. McClure III '48, March 25, 2007, Keene, New Hampshire


1949

IN MEMORIAM: Phyllis E. Clement '49, April 21, 2007, Bridgewater, New Hampshire

IN MEMORIAM: Norma L. Davis '49, March 20, 2007, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

IN MEMORIAM: Natalie I. Smith '49, December 15, 2006, Meredith, New Hampshire



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