|KEENE STATE TODAY||VOLUME XXI NUMBER 2 Winter 2006|
IN MEMORIAM: Ruby Whittemore Keegan '40 died Dec. 11, 2005, in Franklin, N.H. She taught high school English in Littleton, Tamworth, and Goffstown, N.H., and was librarian at Tilton-Northfield High School. Later she established and ran libraries in Franklin elementary schools and was a substitute teacher.
Charlotte Reed Webber of Walnut Creek, Calif., writes: "Still enjoying life in my retirement community, population over 10,000 people. We enjoy 36 holes of golf, a movie theater, three swimming pools, lawn bowling, three clubhouses, etc. A great place to live. We even have our own library. I particularly enjoy lawn bowling and walking for exercise, and swimming in summer, and card games, especially bridge."
Priscilla Sargent writes: "In June 2005, Margery Paulsen Hilton and I went on a 14-day tour and cruise to Alaska. Marvelous. I highly recommend it."
IN MEMORIAM: Pauline Murtha Jacobs '44 died Jan. 6, 2006, in Ocala, Fla. She taught in Plainfield and Dublin, and was the first reading specialist in the Keene school system, where she worked for 19 years until her retirement in 1981.
IN MEMORIAM: Ella Barton Reney '44 died Sept. 22, 2005, in Grantham, N.H. She taught in Grantham and West Lebanon before becoming a program director at WCNL radio and writer for the weekly Argus Champion, both in Newport.
Polly Fisher Bailey writes: "It was great seeing Carolyn, Vesta, Nancy, Lois, Myrtie, and Connie at Reunion."
Barbara Clark Stone of Red Bluff, Calif., writes: "For a year I have been undergoing chemotherapy for a tumor which metastasized. The condition has improved and in January we drove to Yuma to visit friends with whom we used to camp."
IN MEMORIAM: Jeni Klementowicz Bennett '46 died Oct. 12, 2005.
Ellie Smith Butler writes: "Barbara Bohuslov Peterson is now living in Parkland, Fla., with her son Nord, and despite some loss of mobility she manages well.
Marjorie "Maggi" Parker wrote of her experience on a river ship. "A river ship is the best answer to cruising if one is not a good sailor. Cousin Hazel and I boarded our river ship, The Bizet, in Vienna, then sailed up the Danube, Main, and Rhine rivers for 14 days to Amsterdam. One can also board in Amsterdam for Vienna. These river ships have all the creature comforts of big ocean liners, like a stateroom with private bath, great food, excellent service by young English-speaking Slovaks, a large lounge and bar with live entertainment every night, and, best of all, a new historic site every day when the ship docks. I could hardly keep up with all that was offered. I'm planning the next cruise from Hungary to the Black Sea." Maggi ended with a P.S., "See you in '08."
IN MEMORIAM: Margaret "Peggy" Clark Helyar '48 passed away after a brief illness January 12, 2006. She lived in West Brattleboro, Vt., and was Class Secretary for her class. Ellie Smith Butler writes: "With deep sadness, I am writing our class notes for Peggy Clark Helyar who passed away after a brief illness on January 12. Peggy, in her customary way, had planned ahead, asked me to cover the Class Notes for her, and mailed me a packet with all her KSC materials, which I received the day before she passed away. We have lost a very special person who was devoted to KSC and lived its motto - 'Enter to learn; go forth to serve.' Our sympathy goes to her family and many friends."
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IN MEMORIAM: Sallie Ramsay Hesketh '49 died in Feb., 2006.
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