|KEENE STATE TODAY||VOLUME XX NUMBER 1 Fall 2004|
Mary E. (Betty) Staniels of Manchester, N.H., writes, "Have returned at least temporarily to the Queen City after Mum's passing. Am learning LOTS about rehabbing houses. And it's fun. I think I missed my calling!"
From John C. Shurtleff: "I have left the Balkans (Bosnia/Kosovo) and am currently working as a civilian contractor for the U.S. Army in Kandahar, Afghanistan. I should be here for a while. My offer still stands that I'd be happy to treat any members of the class to a cup of coffee should they happen to be passing through Afghanistan."
Dorothy Gosselin-Provencal Kinaci of Seabrook Beach, N.H., writes, "I work for North Shore Community College. The college provides a school at the Essex County Correctional Facility to teach inmates ESOL, GED, and computers. I teach ESOL."
H. Charles Royce of Jaffrey, N.H., has retired from his seat in the New Hampshire legislature as representative for Dublin-Jaffrey-Rindge, District 28. During his 12-year tenure, he was chair of the Resources, Recreation, and Development Committee, worked for building a district court in Jaffrey, acquired the rail trail in Jaffrey and Rindge, and helped earmark one million dollars for improvements to Monadnock State Park. He will use his retirement time to manage his land and travel with wife, Ann.
David Joyce writes, "After 40 years of commuting, I am moving to Plymouth, N.H., to continue running Plymouth Sands Camping Area, started in 1964 by Coach Sumner Joyce."
Don Mackey of Spofford, N.H., and Port St. Lucie, Fla., writes: "Nothing much going on. Tell John Muller to call me so we can make a small wager on the Derby, or the Masters, or the World Series, or the Super Bowl."
Ron Hallal of North Attleboro, Mass., writes, "Recently returned from a 10-day trip to France, and have made numerous visits to Arizona visiting my daughter and grandchildren. Will complete 15 years working part-time for Sears at the Emerald Mall in North Attleboro. Still playing tennis two or three times a week. Will be seeing Bill and Sandy '60 Panzeri next month."
Patricia Hannaford Shearon of Mobile, Ala., writes, "Our son, David, was married in February 2003 in Panama Beach City, Fla. He is an All-American triathlete. Our daughter, Julie, was married in August in Pensacola, Fla."
From Margaret Roehrig Barrett: "I retired from BAE Systems in Nashua, N.H., December 31, 2003, after a 20-year career, most recently in the credit and collections department. Took a celebration trip to Colorado, Utah, and Las Vegas, with husband, Tom, and son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Chris Barrett, both class of '93."
Ronald L Williamson of Bristol, Vt., writes, " Retired and loving it."
IN MEMORIAM: George A. Payne '65 died April 28, 2004, in Titusville, Fla. He was a veteran of World War II, served in the Army Medical Corps for 20 years, and then attended KSC and Boston University. He taught for 22 years in New Hampshire and Florida.
Betsy Richardson Coll is a physical education teacher at Memorial High School in Manchester, N.H. Her husband Bob '68 is a general contractor. She says they "look forward to wonderful reunions as always. Wouldn't miss it. Hope we have a good crowd at our 40th in three years."
IN MEMORIAM: Helen Sawyer Randall M'67 died May 18, 2004 in Penacook, N.H. She taught in western Massachusetts, Maine, and in Henniker and Antrim, N.H.
From Katherine Alexander Horton of Whitehall, N.Y.: "Love retirement! My husband and I do a lot of traveling. We have four children and two grandsons. Life is good to us!"
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