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KEENE STATE TODAY VOLUME XVIII NUMBER 4 Summer 2003
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IN MEMORIAM: Charlotte Van Vleck Gemmell M'61 died March 2003 in Keene. She was an elementary school teacher in Keene for 28 years and continued to visit schools to read poetry and stories after her retirement. She wrote articles for Cobblestone Magazine and The Keene Sentinel and performed a one-woman show about Sarah Josephus Hale. She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Fay Gemmell, campus minister at KSC for many years.


1962

David Joyce reports that his mother Phyllis Gould died Jan. 30, 2003. She was the wife of Sumner Joyce, longtime coach and namesake of Joyce Athletic Field at KSC. David will continue to run the family business, Plymouth Sands Camping Area in Plymouth, N.H.

Richard M. Wood of Goffstown, N.H., retired last June after 40 years teaching technology education and industrial arts.

Midge Corsi of Belleville, Ill., has been enjoying teaching middle school math, but is soon to retire. Her husband is a teacher, also. They have two sons and two grandsons. The younger son is in the military.

IN MEMORIAM: Carol Dietlein Frechette '62 passed away Jan. 11, 2003, in Manchester, N.H. She taught at Gilsum Elementary School and Parker School in Manchester. She also worked at Casual Male, Family Bank, and Moses & Gagne Financial Planning in Concord, N.H.


1964

Wayne Tucker of Littleton, N.H., is retiring in June 2003 after 35 years of teaching.

IN MEMORIAM: Edward F. Green '64 died in January 2003 at his home in Alstead, N.H. He taught physics at Monadnock Regional High School and was an engineer with his own contracting firm, EDK Dynamics. He held master electrician and plumber licenses and two U.S. patents. He lived in Swanzey, N.H., for many years and was the Swanzey building code enforcer at the time of his death.


1965

Dave Bechok of Carlsbad, Calif., writes: Greetings from Carlsbad, Calif., home of Legoland and the best weather in the U.S. on the Pacific coast. 2002 was a roller coaster year with several deaths of loved ones and rediscovering old friends. My wife Priscilla '53 and I took two cruises, one down the "Mexican Riviera" and the other, a 16-day Panama Canal cruise in October. That was awesome and most interesting and inspiring. More pride in American ingenuity. We planned to attend Priscilla's 50th reunion in late May, also my 55th high school class reunion. Even though I didn't graduate, I still regard KSC as my alma mater. Can hardly wait until 2005.

Peggy Bodwell Adams of Williston, Vt., is doing more traveling. She went to Alaska last summer and has taken several cruises. She has four granddaughters and is enjoying the family business, Adams Apple Orchard and Farm Market in Williston.


1967

William T. and Lynne Stone met at Penucci's Bar in 1966 and have been together 37 years.


1969

Eugene Preston of Brandon, S.D., says he still enjoys working with Natural Resources Conservation Services, now working with GIS maps. Son Andrew graduated from the University of Sioux Falls and works for a TV station in Alexandria, Minn., and daughter Janelle attends Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls.

Mary Ellen Bouchie of Merrill, Maine, writes: Still living in the same place after 25 years, but 911 has changed our address. My youngest son graduated from Cornell and is working for Nature Biotechnology magazine in New York City. My daughter lives in Charleston, Maine, and has two little girls. Her husband is a guidance counselor at Bangor High School. My second son lives in Manchester, N.H., has a degree in psychology from Umaine, and works with the homeless. My oldest son is in the army, graduated from Defense Language Institute, and is at Fort Lewis, Wash. He has a daughter and our first grandson.

Linda Regan Knoblauch of Nazareth, Pa., traveled in October and November 2002 with friends to Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. She writes: Took the Glacier Express to Zermatt and saw the Matterhorn. I loved Switzerland, but Venice was a blast. Didn't think too much of the "Turkish toilets" we encountered in parts of Italy.



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