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Alumni Affairs Office
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Last July, Pauline Lutz Hopkins had a big bash for her 90th birthday—a clam bake given by a former student.


Alumni Affairs Office
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Helen Cole Netter
PO Box 784
Pine Plains, NY 12567

Thelma Johnson Lowen enjoys living at Harbor Hill, an assisted-living facility in Belfast, ME, close to daughter Karen.

Angelyn Lawrence Kerley still lives in the house she and husband Steve built in Venice, FL, in 1967. He does the yard work, and Angie takes care of all inside duties.

Mildred Myers Atkinson moved to a retirement complex in Largo, FL, where she uses a walker and motorized scooter. She continues volunteer work, putting textbooks on tape for visually impaired students.

Marie Strand Davison lives in a nursing home in Saratoga Springs. You can write to her through daughter Ann Davison McDonough ’60 at 5 Sargent St., Queensbury, NY 12804.


Marjorie Yetter Walls
11 Denton Rd.
Binghamton, NY 13903

Alice Hand Kelly gets out in nice weather and is fairly active around the house. She and her family are well.

Eva Belkin Bronner has lived in California for 36 years. She drives, and she swims every day.

Madeleine Bennett Rock moved from Southbury, CT, to be near her daughter. Her new address is 20 Deresonwood Dr., Apt. 236, Farmington, CT 06032. Madeleine also has a son, six granddaughters, and one great-grandson. She has kept up with her artwork.

Prindle Hodges Wissler-Mullin and I do not wish to monopolize the offices of president and secretary and gladly welcome offers from classmates with a desire to replace us.

Condolences to Katharine Nichols Winslow, whose husband, Henry, died in 1999. Kay, who lives in a retirement community in Lexington, MA, has two granddaughters.

Condolences also to Dorothea Wagenseil Hussennetter, whose husband, George, died in October 1999. Dorothea says she is in good health and lives near her oldest daughter in Sugarloaf, PA.


Sally Miller Curtin
31 Saunders Dr.
Niantic, CT 06357

“Living in a new retirement center has turned out to be great!” says Jean Douglass Horstman. She lives in Burke, VA, where she has lots of new friends, “and I’m needed at the piano. The right move for me!”

Lucy Hernady Arnoti tutors a Down’s syndrome boy in math and German and volunteers at an assisted-living facility.


Elizabeth Norlander Newell
15 Deane Avenue
Holden, MA 01520

After wintering in Florida, Phyllis Atwood Conley returned home to Mountain City, GA, in April.


Enid Kay Schiff
81 Bryant Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605

Dot Whipple Burgess spends a lot of time on Nantucket and visits often with her daughter and family in Salem, MA, though officially she still lives in Rhode Island.


Agnes Dunn Mackenzie
304 Stoughton Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016

Last summer, Lillian Tilton Skells visited her New Hampshire hometown of Laconia and found much changed after 25 years. This summer, she planned to travel the inside passage to Alaska with daughter Pam. Except for arthritis, she is well.


Betty Hale
317 S. Valley Hill Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098

Jane Fennell Donovan has five great-grandchildren. In April, she went to Maryland for her son’s 60th birthday! “Still golfing,” says Jane, “well and often.”

Tom and Jean Grant Randall enjoy their retirement home in Slingerlands, NY. Jean reads to the home’s VIP group, who are mostly impaired. The Randalls’ son and grandson are five miles away. “Albany is a place of activity and music,” says Jean.

On Florida’s West Coast, Helen Noden Evans and Jan Stapf Soch have a weekly mini-reunion over lunch and cards. “All’s well (mostly) with both of us,” says Helen.

Peter and Elizabeth Owens Cantline live in a life-care community in Goshen, NY, where Beth plays piano and organ in the lounge. She had played at church for 25 years.

It is with great sadness we learn of the deaths of Elizabeth Underwood Nickerson and Harriet Lock Reynolds.


Betty Jones Stern 211 Benicia Rd.
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Edith Cosgrove reports that there was flooding along the Mohawk and Hudson rivers this spring, causing people in those areas to be evacuated. Edie planned her own getaway to visit friends in Virginia to coincide with the dogwood trees in bloom.

A spring break tour by Skidmore’s a cappella Bandersnatchers attracted Betty Cone Bates and Betty Eastman Peyton to a buffet lunch cruise on Florida’s Naples Bay on March 14. Twelve male students entertained the cruisers with a variety of songs, culminating with Prexy Moore’s alma mater. Condolences to Eastie, whose husband, Morrow, died in February just as they were selling their Florida house and moving to a nearby retirement complex. Eastie’s new winter address is: 3115 E. Golfside Drive, Bentley Village, Naples FL 34110. She’s delighted to find other Skidmore grads living there.

A video crew of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations taped a Sabbath meal at the home of Bill and Mary Gunst Barnet. The film was shown at UAHC’s biennial convention in December 1999 in Orlando, FL. Subsequently, a video copy was sent to every Reform Temple in the U.S.

After she stayed busy, healthy, and happy all winter, Chicagoland weather gave Dorothy Lamb Brown what she calls “a cold to end all colds!” She planned a trip to Texas for No.1 grandson’s high-school graduation.

Ros Levine Miller spends winters in Palm Beach, FL. She has three sons and five grown grandchildren. One granddaughter is beauty editor of McCall’s magazine.

Hoddy Wellman Stickle is in good shape, except for her eyes. “But I still have so many wonderful memories of Skidmore,” she says.

Condolences to the family of Lorraine Ackerly Pettit, who died in January. Classmates, particularly fellow nursing majors and swim team members, will recall Bunny’s sunny disposition and energy. There are now only six nursing graduates left in the class; one of them, Miriam Calder Seaman, was particularly saddened to learn of Lorraine’s death.

Condolences to the family of Myra Maynard Dubois, who died in 1995. It was only recently that the Alumni Office learned of her death.


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