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KEENE STATE TODAY VOLUME XX NUMBER 1 Fall 2004
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Class Notes 1940

From Dorothy: Hazel Nutting of Sunapee writes of being housebound in the winter. Her sister, Helene, who is in her 90s, lives with her. They enjoy church and senior group activities and family parties and gatherings. Their tiger cat gives them joy. The vegetables and flower gardens they were so used to having in abundance have not been as productive as in past years.

We "Round Robin" gals are still enjoying our letters and our luncheons. We hope to go to a couple of Golden Circle meetings this summer.

Effie Torrey and I went on a seven-day Western Caribbean cruise in January. We visited Fort Lauderdale and Key West, Fla.; Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; Georgetown, Grand Cayman Islands, and were two days at sea.

IN MEMORIAM: Andrew W. Janis '40 died May 22, 2004, in West Palm Beach, Fla. He served in the US Navy during World War II and ran a manufacturing plant and worked in the nursing home business, converting hotels and inns into nursing homes. He was also a fundraiser for Palm Beach Atlantic College.


1941

Jessie Lombard of Pinellos Park, Fla., got her master's degree from Dartmouth College and taught school for 30 years. She also had a photo business for 20 years. She still keeps in touch with Keene grads, especially home economics majors. She says, "We are the 1941 'Home Wreckers'!" Her son is an industrial arts teacher and her daughter is personnel manager for the health department.

IN MEMORIAM: Elizabeth Richardson Rowell '41, '78, died October 15, 2003.


1942

IN MEMORIAM: Ruth Johnston Eaton '42 passed away June 25, 2004, in Lebanon, N.H. She taught elementary school in Lebanon, Plainfield, Lyme, and, for 26 years, middle school in Hanover.


1943

We are saddened by the news of the death of Ruth Wilson Keddy on July 3, 2004. Ruth got a master's degree from Columbia University Teachers College and taught for four years at Vilas High School in Alstead, N.H., before returning to KSC to direct the women's physical education program, serve as dean of women, and direct the office of career planning and placement. She retired in 1983.

From Caroline: We were very sad to hear of the sudden death of our loyal and faithful classmate, Doug Kimball, in March. He and his wife, Bea, were present at most of our alumni reunions. We will surely miss them.

Barbara Adams wrote an interesting letter. She said reunions won't be the same without Doug. The spring season was great in Florida. In August she planned to be in Long Island, N.Y., staying with her aunt who was celebrating her 100th birthday. In September, she planned to visit friends in New Hampshire and Maine. Although she didn't attend the KSC reunion in June, she reminisced about the 60th reunion as she looked at the photos she took last year.

Rita Sughrue and I have e-mailed each other several times. I had a nice chat with Christine Sweeney and her sister, Margaret '42, at our last Retired Educators luncheon.

Barbara Brown Charbonneau e-mailed me about her trip to Spain. She left Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and sailed to Bermuda on a cruise ship that was very entertaining, with good food and great speakers. They next stopped at the islands off the coast of Portugal, then traveled to Lisbon, a typical European shipbuilding port. They were unable to visit Gibraltar so they traveled on to Malaga where they visited museums and viewed Picasso's works. They stayed in a lovely hotel in Barcelona and spent two days traveling around the city and neighboring area. Maserret was especially interesting. To get there, you had to travel a long, narrow, winding road. Gaudí, a leading architect, left his mark on many buildings. The Holy Family Church that is now being built there will have 18 spires. They flew home from Barcelona.

Our daughters are planning a gathering of family and friends to celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary at the college camp. Let's hope some members of our class were able to attend the reunion in June. Imagine, our 61st reunion!

IN MEMORIAM: Jessie H. Mullen '43 passed away May 13, 2004, in Milford, N.H. She taught for one year in Lyndeborough, and was an advertising associate for The Union Leader for 43 years.

IN MEMORIAM: Douglas S. Kimball '43 died March 18, 2004, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H. He served in the U.S. Army and was seriously wounded in World War II. He worked for the Veterans Administration, was a rural letter carrier, and had his own real estate business until his retirement.

IN MEMORIAM: Ruth Wilson Keddy '43 died July 3, 2004, in Keene, N.H.


1945

Pauline Fisher Bailey of East Hartford, Conn., reports that her husband, Carlton, has just completed a successful total knee replacement.

Vesta M. Kennedy of Keene, N.H., writes, "I don't do much any more. My activities are yard work, gardening, raking the leaves from neighbors' trees, cooking, visiting the Keene clinic, taking care of two cats, and housework."


1949

IN MEMORIAM: Robert S. Holt '49 died March 28, 2004, in Concord, N.H. He earned a master's degree from Texas A&M University and served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II. He worked in education for 39 years and was honored as the top N.H. Vocational Industrial Arts Educator.



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