|KEENE STATE TODAY||VOLUME XXI NUMBER 3 Spring 2006|
IN MEMORIAM: Pauline Wiggin Hayes '30 passed away April 30, 2006.
Always-cheerful Harriet Richardson Ames enjoys her home at Havenwood in Concord, N.H., where she has lived for two years. Harriet's family takes good care of her. She likes to play bridge and takes part in some of the activities that are offered.
Gloria Stratton Rice remembered the alumni staff at Christmas time, which was appreciated by all.
IN MEMORIAM: Elaine Griggs Luddy '31 died February 10, 2006, in Hartford, Conn.
IN MEMORIAM: Arlene "Betty" Tucker Yeaton '32 passed away March 26, 2006, in Rye, N.H. She taught in Hampton Falls and Portsmouth, N.H., before retiring in 1973.
We are sad to report that Margaret Feindal Towers died on May 4, 2006, in Walnut Creek, Calif. She taught history in New Hampshire for many years. Earlier this year, her son, Ken Towers, wrote that his mom had fallen in May 2005 and broken her hip. She had hip replacement surgery, then spent a couple of months in rehab in Walnut Creek and received excellent care. Our heartfelt condolences to Ken and all of Margaret's family and friends.
Frances Shaughnessy keeps busy with baking for the Women's Club Teas and pies for food sales. She and her sister always seem to find things to do.
Lovely holiday cards arrived from Marion Lathe Lewis, Olive Milligan Smith, Margaret Newman Chickering, and Gail (Martin Hefferman's daughter). Always pleased to have family members of alumni keep in contact with the Alumni Office.
Betty Aiken Martin of Stowe, Vt., writes: "I now have six great-grandchildren."
IN MEMORIAM: Margaret "Peg" Feindal Towers '33 died May 4, 2006, in Walnut Creek, Calif. She had taught history in New Hampshire for many years.
Barbara Auderer Goodridge always selects the cutest holiday cards. It is nice to be remembered by her, and we look forward to seeing her at a couple of Golden Circle luncheons in 2006.
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Mary Grimes Doyle. This lovely lady will be missed by those of us who knew her.
IN MEMORIAM: Ida Skinner of Van Nuys, Calif., writes: "My husband, Rex, and my daughter, Diana, have both passed away."
Alberta "B" Patch-Slegaitis writes from Surf City, N.C.: "I now have a great-granddaughter to add to the list of four great-grandsons. My three sons celebrated my 90th birthday with a family reunion last October." She really enjoys her new home at Surf Song by the Sea. The sunrises and sunsets are glorious. The wildlife (dolphins, pelicans, and shore birds) is fun to watch. Her son, Greg, is helping to make a rental unit into a home - with a deck, rail boxes, and an office.
Bernice Adams Michaels and Louise Tewksbury Bennett sent holiday wishes to the Walker family. Always thoughtful of alumni to remember other alums and their families.
IN MEMORIAM: Donald P. Chamberlin '35 died March 17, 2006, in Coventry, R.I. He also had a degree from Boston College and taught in Jaffrey, N.H., and Cranston, R.I. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II.
IN MEMORIAM: Dorothy Minor Flint '35 passed away April 1, 2006, in Newport, N.H. She earned a master's degree at UNH and taught for many years in Sunapee, Claremont, and Keene. She also coached field hockey, basketball, and softball.
The holidays brought warm greetings from Bernice Bookstrom Miller, Eva Dostilio Wheelock, and Ferne Coffin Fogg.
Ellen Hartshorne Grauer invited Judy Kalich and Norma Wright Walker '51 to the Christmas Tea at Rivermead in Peterborough, N.H. Kay MacLean, also from the Alumni Office, took Norma's place and said it was a splendid affair.
Velma Peirce Smithspent three wonderful months in Maine with her daughter. However, she was delighted to return home to Upsala, Ont., Canada.
Trudy Emerson Carmichael spent Thanksgiving with her son in Georgia. She doesn't have family nearby to bring her to the Golden Circle luncheons, and she isn't driving much these days.
Waldo R. Streeter writes from Orange City, Fla.: "Thelma and I attended the graduation of a grandson from Savannah College of Art and Design in June and were unable to be at my 70th Reunion."
Paul Corrette of Bloomfield, Conn., wrote earlier this year: "Am well and still driving a car, local only." Paul also attended Reunion 2006 - he told the luncheon group that he is 92 and pleased to be at KSC.
Ferne Coffin Fogg is as busy as ever in Roundup, Mont. Always good to hear from her.
IN MEMORIAM: Our heartfelt sympathy goes to the family and friends of Helen "Peg" Szalajeska Raymond '36, who died on May 21, 2006, in Summerfield, Fla. It was a joy to get holiday greetings from her last year.
IN MEMORIAM: Helen "Peg" Szalajeska Raymond '36 died May 21, 2006, in Summerfield, Fla. She was a retired reading supervisor in New Hampshire.
Always look forward to notes from Audrey Curren. She is a friend of Marion Knuckey Pauling '33 and Elizabeth Welch '28. Miss Elizabeth was her teacher in a one-room school in Danbury, N.H. Audrey still volunteers in grades K-5 at the elementary school in her hometown where she taught and did Title I reading for 17 years.
Missed Luther Preston's newsy Christmas letter this year. He was always busy with his trees, family, and community activities.
A nice note arrived from Marion Truell Sabin, who lives in Christmas, Fla. Marion and her husband journeyed to Keene for a few days. They were picked up by her husband's brother and went to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island for two weeks with relatives. Marion said they escaped their first hurricane in Florida. Our thoughts go out to Marion at the news of her husband's recent death.
Blanche "Scottie" Bean Smith donated her 1938 Kronicle and graduate program to the Alumni Archive Room. Scottie has been having health problems, but is on the road to recovery.
From Carl G. Bartlett: "Since the middle of December, I have received several letters, cards, and phone calls from classmates, including the following: Ruth Berry Dodge, Ruth Maker Worrad, Grace Blanchard, Edith Carrier Foulds, Angela Lampesis Johns, Dorothy Orser Nelson, Rose McCaugney Reyor, Gordon Tate, Rowena Newell Walsh, and Bert Tardif.
"In addition, I received a nice letter from June J. Whitney who has returned to her old home in Lisbon, N.H. We have visited Lorraine and Ernie Fiske in York, Maine, at least twice recently. He still plays the piano and his own pipe organ. He has brought great joy to many people by playing, singing, and conducting various choirs.
"I met Edna Twombly for the first time in the fall of 1935 at a band rehearsal. Both of us were struggling trombone players. Three years later, Edna and I, along with Ruth Worrad, Barbara Noyes Parker, and Ernie Fiske, were assigned to do our practice teaching under Bertha Manchester in Hancock, N.H. All previous reports indicated that this was not going to be a fun place. However, as time went by, much to our surprise, we had a very enjoyable experience. At this time, we sort of bonded together. We had a lot of respect for each other. Now, over 65 years later, those good feelings still exist. Edna and I were close and good friends for over 70 years. We talked often to make sure that we were still alive. This friendship continued until Feb. 11, 2006, when Edna passed away. I visited her three times during the three weeks that she was so sick. My last visit was four days before she passed away. Edna became a real family friend. I, along with all of her friends, will miss her. Edna had a unique and infectious sense of humor. She was loved and respected by all who knew her. And she was a proud daughter of KSC."
IN MEMORIAM: Edna M. Twombly '39 died February 11, 2006, in Alton, N.H. She earned a master's degree from Plymouth State and taught for 32 years in Meredith, Ashland, Lebanon, and Portsmouth.
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