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KEENE STATE TODAY VOLUME XIX NUMBER 3 Summer 2004
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IN MEMORIAM: Lucille Underwood Philbrick '30 died in March 2003, in Peterborough, N.H. She was a first grade teacher at Symonds and Lincoln schools in Keene for more than 40 years

IN MEMORIAM: Virginia E. Waterhouse '30 passed away June 7, 2002.


1931

Dorothy Ingham did her student teaching at Hancock High School. She now lives in Bedford. Dorothy has put June 23 on her calendar in hopes of joining other KSC alums at the luncheon at the Cat 'n' Fiddle in Concord, N.H.

Claris Head Lacey and her husband, Bill, spent the winter in Mesa, Ariz. It was only 40 degrees when she wrote and she was looking forward to warmer, winter weather.

In her Christmas letter, Harriet Richardson Ames wrote that she enjoyed spending three weekends in Maine last summer. In October she spent several days in the hospital and would have to go back in the near future. Her daughter wanted her to come back to New Hampshire, but Harriet wants to stay in Florida, where it is warm.

Geraline Newell Merriam thinks this winter's weather has been unusual, going from rain to snow, ice, sleet, snow, and temperatures from subzero to 40-plus degrees. She spent Christmas with her son Layton.

IN MEMORIAM: Rita Turley Brooks '31 died Jan. 6, 2004, in Laconia, N.H. She taught in Wellesley, Mass., and Meredith and Laconia, N.H.


1932

Margaret Newman Chickering and Nathalie Scott Tisdale joined over 80 retired educators at their annual Christmas luncheon at the Best Western Hotel in Keene. They enjoyed the holiday music played by the jazz band from Monadnock Regional High School.

Olive Ames Edwards always selects the most beautiful holiday cards to share with friends. She wrote that she enjoyed the photos taken at the Cat 'n' Fiddle.

Clarice Zanes Constant makes her home in Epsom, N.H. She retired from the Pittsfield school district, where she was an elementary teacher.

IN MEMORIAM: William Oscar Frazer '32, BEd. '45, passed away Jan. 22, 2004, in Lebanon, N.H. He taught for 42 years, starting in a one-room school, and then science and math in high schools. He was a lay minister for the Friends and sang in choirs and barbershop groups.

IN MEMORIAM: Anne Oulton Galt '32 died May 24, 2003, in Dover, N.H. She taught in Hanover for 10 years before moving to Dover, where she served as Ward 1 selectman and in many community activities

IN MEMORIAM: Florence Dunningham Johnson '32 died April 19, 2004, in Sunnyvale, Calif. She taught elementary school in Tilton, N.H., and substituted in the Winthrop, Mass., public schools for many years.

IN MEMORIAM: Fredrica Hope Moore Raynes '32 died Sept. 2, 2003, in Exeter, N.H. She was employed by the Farmers Home Administration for 27 years.


1933

Helen Freeman Rogers writes from Suncook, N.H., that she enjoys all the Golden Circle letters and cards she receives.

Olive Milligan Smith enjoyed the photos she received that were taken at Cabot's Inn in Lancaster, N.H. It is always nice to have her with us.

Marion Lathe Lewis looks forward to all the communications she receives from the Alumni Office. She feels she is in close contact with her College. Marion loved the little Christmas sock she received at her 70th reunion.

Florence Dunningham Johnson died April 19, 2004, in Cedar Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Sunnyvale, Calif. She taught elementary school in Tilton, N.H., and substituted in the Winthrop, Mass., public schools for many years. Florence lived in Winthrop for 54 years with her husband, Carl A. Johnson '34, BEd '48, principal of Winthrop Junior High School. On his death in1995 she moved to California to be with her daughter

IN MEMORIAM: Frances Durell Huckins '33 died Dec. 17, 2003, in New Hampton, N.H. She taught in a one-room schoolhouse in New Hampton and in Newmarket and was a substitute after her retirement.


1934

Barbara Auderer Goodridge enjoyed the Thanksgiving holidays with her sister in Wolfeboro, N.H. She spent a wonderful week there. Barbara decided to stay in Concord for Christmas because of the weather. She celebrated her 90th birthday in October.

Mary Grimes Doyle has the knack of selecting beautiful holiday cards. She is spending time in Peterborough with her daughter.

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Helen Couture Anderson, who died on Christmas morning. She was very active in community affairs.

Pauline Downes Wilder remembers all the good times she and Mary Doyle had as students at Keene Normal School. Pauline taught for a number of years in a two-room school.

"So nice to hear from Alice Sterry Drake," reports Norma Wright Walker '51, "whom I met at Yoken's Restaurant in Portsmouth, N.H., back in 1999. Alice enjoyed her years at Keene Normal School. Some of her special memories are going to class, dances, and picnics at the College Camp. Her husband, Everett, graduated from Keene in 1935."

Dorothy Aiken Morse taught her first few years in Calais, Vt. When she married, she took time off to raise four children and then she returned to teaching for 20 years in East Montpelier. Dorothy has 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

IN MEMORIAM: Helen Couture Anderson '34 passed away Dec. 25, 2003, in Falmouth, Mass. She taught math in Groveton, N.H., until 1975, then substituted for many years in every subject, including shop class.

IN MEMORIAM: Frank Bennett '34 passed away Nov. 22, 2003

IN MEMORIAM: Louise MacDougall Eadie '34 died Mar. 4, 2004, in Scarborough, Maine. She lived in Berlin, N.H., most of her life and directed choirs and was a substitute teacher for many years, as well as an amateur artist.

IN MEMORIAM: Barbara A. Fuller '34 died Oct. 3, 2003, in Concord, N.H. She earned a master's degree at Fitchburg State College and taught in the Nashua school system for 40 years.


1935

Alberta Patch-Slegaitis still visits Surf Song on Topsail Island when there are no tenants using it. She writes and publishes the monthly community newspaper and is secretary for the Residents Committee where she lives. She has organized a "Red Hot Society" at her North Carolina home and plans to come north this summer to spend time with family and friends.


1936

By the time you read this, Velma Pierce Smith will be back at her home in Upsala, Ontario. She spent several months with her daughter in Maine. Val has many friends who like to hunt and fish that visit her in Upsala.

Ferne Coffin Fogg wrote a beautiful description of the landscape near her home in Montana. One morning everything was covered in a white frost and it sparkled in the bright sunlight. Ferne said the world was very still, no wind, only the song of a chickadee broke the silence.

From sunny, but cool, Florida, Helen Szalajeska Raymond writes that she still volunteers two days a week in a second grade classroom. Helen received her master's in reading from Northeastern and she uses her skills with the students. Her knowledge and understanding the needs of the students make her a very valuable volunteer.

IN MEMORIAM: Jenness Carlton Phillips '36, BEd. '47, died Mar. 12, 2004, in Milford, N.H. She taught elementary school in Swanzey, Stewartstown, Keene, Clarksville, and Milford, where she taught for 23 years.

IN MEMORIAM: Ruth Hussey Sargent '36 died Jan. 30, 2004, in Greenland, N.H. She began teaching in a one-room school in Barnstead, and later in elementary schools in Stratham and Kensington.


1937

IN MEMORIAM: Alice Fiske Ellis '37 died Mar. 2, 2004, in Keene, N.H. She was a second grade teacher in Springfield, Vt., and Jaffrey, N.H.


1938

Anita Scott Killian writes, "I am happily living here in Newberry, Vt., writing children's stories and making lots of new friends."

IN MEMORIAM: Ethel Howe Lynch '38, BEd. '59, died Oct. 28, 2003, in Concord, N.H. She taught elementary school in Orange, Canaan, and Concord.

IN MEMORIAM: Edna Brown Mann '38 died Oct. 28, 2003, in Greensboro, N.C. She taught at Monadnock Regional High School before retiring to North Carolina.


1939

Ruth Mitchell of Daytona Beach, Fla., reports that she is age 87; health, very good and limited; happy, yes!



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