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Patricia Bryant Koedding
Class fund chair Isabelle Bohman is busy with Skidmore activities and life in an active retirement community. She cruised to Hawaii in September and set off for Antarctica in January with the Skidmore alumni travel group. She says, “How’s that for a contrast?”
The class sends condolences to Betty Rae Smith Eckberg, whose husband passed away suddenly in October.
Susan Hardie Alexander traveled to Jamaica shortly after graduation to visit Paula DeCordova Sturdy ’48 (now deceased) and never returned. She married, raised a family, and forged a career as an internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor; she is considered one of the most significant contributors to Jamaican art. Jamaican Journey, a chronicle of her life and work, was released in November. Susan is also an equestrian, dancer, and swimmer. Her family includes daughter Wendy Alexander Kahn ’75 and granddaughter Rebecca Ann Kahn ’99. Also, Susan’s husband was the high-school swimming coach of Kathy Kelly Ellins ’73, who Susan inspired to attend Skidmore; Kathy’s sister Karen Kelly-Brown ’72 followed suit. Karen’s daughter is Daniella Brown ’05.
My granddaughter has achieved her goal of being invited to do a yearlong fellowship in forensics at the medical examiner’s office in NYC.