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Summer 2003

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Centennial spotlight

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Helen Cole Netter


Marjorie Yetter Walls

I’ve chatted with Marjorie Moore Smith, who lives in her own home in New York, aided by caregivers. Her sons—one on the North Shore and the other in Ohio—take care of her business matters. Marge gets around with a cane and stays in touch with Mary Loughran Hilton.

Katharine Nichols Winslow has her own apartment in a retirement community in Lexington, MA. She has a son in Massachusetts, a daughter in Connecticut, and two granddaughters.

John Fish has honored the memory of his late wife, Barbara Gillett Fish, by making a gift to Skidmore in her memory.


Lucy Hernady Arnoti

Our sympathy to Emily Richards Nashner ’34, who lost her husband, Kallman, last September.


Elizabeth Norlander Newell


Enid Kay Schiff

Ellen Graney Carson still lives in her own home in Farmington, CT.

Jane Dillon Kenny celebrated her 90th birthday in April with her twin sister. Jane, who lives in a retirement community in Wilbraham, MA, still enjoys driving, reading, and sewing. She has happy memories of college days at Skidmore and says, “I count myself as one lucky gal.”


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Jean-Ellen Burns Ash and husband have retired from maintaining their winter home in the Florida Keys. The couple now “winters” five minutes down the road from their residence in Salisbury, CT, at a cottage at the Noble Horizons retirement community, where “snow and other problems are beautifully taken care of.”

Longtime Saratoga Springs historian Beatrice Swartfigure Sweeney was honored as a 2003 recipient of the Kathryn Starbuck Lifetime Achivement Award. Bea is credited with obtaining the grants for restoring the historic Canfield Casino and for creating the first city archives of historic records during her 17-year tenure.

Our sympathy to Irene Neumann Drucker, whose husband, Peter, passed away in June 2002.


Betty Hale Hale

Agnes Compton Stierwald has left the home built by her son Jonathan and 10 of his friends and lives in a nearby retirement home at Yarmouth Port on Cape Cod. She stays involved with all her previous activities.

Don Dohrman, husband of the late Ora Kappes Dohrman, keeps in touch with Agnes, Anne Debeaux Mitchell, Jeanne Battey Thomson, and me.


Betty Jones Stern

Ruth Jones Lindsay’s son Tom ’83 moved to Saratoga Springs, where he is a social worker assisting at-risk children and their families through an agency affiliated with Glens Falls Hospital. Tom lives in a new condominium complex on the site of the former United States Hotel—a landmark when we ’39ers were in college!

Betty Eastman Peyton, wintering in Florida, attended a Skidmore luncheon in January at the Naples Beach Club, where outgoing president Jamie Studley described plans for Skidmore’s new music building. Over the holidays Eastie entertained a granddaughter, who especially relished a boat tour of four islands, each inhabited by a different species of monkeys.

Also in January, Esther Robinson Johnston and husband Al, spending their third consecutive winter in Sarasota, FL, attended a Skidmore alumni luncheon at the Sarasota Field Club, where President Studley spoke. Marjorie Mapes Boulware, who was also there, says, “Jamie delivered a glowing report about Skidmore and where it is going—we are sorry she is leaving.”


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