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- Barbara Tilden Lindeman ’41 lives on Cape Cod to be near her two daughters and family. Sadly Barbara lost Edward, her husband of 62 years, on December 25, 2013.
- Nancy Jane Moore ’41 feels fortunate still to be playing cello in piano trio – Mozart’s Trio IX the current piece. “Some of us hope to get together for lunch in Plymouth in April!” If interested, call Nancy at 978-443-8994.
- Shirley Waterman Amory ’41 moved from Duxbury to Newfield House, 19 Newfield Street, Plymouth, MA 02360. Her husband Walter recently passed away. She looks forward to getting together with classmates this spring.
- Betsy Bankart Sylvester ’41 writes she attends exercise class regularly at her retirement community in Hanover, N.H. and finds it very helpful.
- Betty Alden Mitmen ’41 writes, “I live at the Community of Jesus in Orleans, Mass. Last spring a note came to all of us asking anyone who was interested to sign up to augment our choir (the Gloriae Dei Cantores) and sing some selections from Ralph Vaughan Williams work ‘Dona Nobis Pacem.’ When I read it I said to myself, ‘I would love to sing that!’ After thinking and talking about it for a while, I thought I’d write saying that I would love to sing in the concert but I would have to sit down at rehearsals and the concert as well and what did they think? The answer came back that I could try it! So that’s what happened – I sang in the rehearsals and the two concerts, we joined the choir in four our of six section and it went great. We had a good sized orchestra which was also exciting. I sat behind the tuba player. Being part of it really was God’s gift to me and something changed inside me. Right now I have asked to be part of Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH which will be performed next July. That seems to be a long way off right now!”
- Lorraine Fernandez Williams ’48 traveled to Alaska in 2013 with her daughter, son-in-law, and husband on a cruise ship. Lorraine also wrote a book called Poems by Lorraine for her friends and family, which she also illustrated.
- Class of 1941 update: Nancy Moore shared a 91st birthday dinner recently with Kay Sawtell Plimpton ’41 and family at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Mass. She also occasionally sees Katherine Haffenreffer Selle ’41 and Shirley Waterman Amory ’41 at BSO Friday matinees. Nancy is grateful to Council on Aging of Weston for bus transport to these concerts. She is proud to have been able to renew her license but plans to restrict driving to the Sudbury area. We send Shirley our heartfelt sympathy on the recent death of her husband , Walter, who had served on the Beaver Corporation for many years. Shirley has sold their Duxbury home but will continue to live in the area. Betsy Bankart Sylvester ’41 reports that she regularly attends exercise classes in her retirement home, in Hanover, N.H. Mary Moore Kenney ’41 attended the memorial concert for Dodi Coffin Hardi in October. She and her husband were neighbors of Dodi’s in their New Bedford retirement community.
- Nancy Jane Moore ’41 writes, “Several class of 1941 members met for luncheon in Fall 2013 at the Wellesley College Club. The group included Shirly Waterman Amory, Kathie Haffenreffer Selle, Betty Alden Mitman, Star Paris Myles, Nancy Jane Moore, and Kay Sawtell Plimpton. Star continues to play bridge several times a week, Nanny plays cello in au trio, and Betty is still transcribing music for the choir in her residential community. Several still attend BSO performances. None are on Facebook or Twitter. Sadly two classmates died in the summer 2013 – Jeanne La Croix Crocker and Jane Patterson Paine. They will be missed and the group wished to express condolence to their families.”
IN MEMORY OF
- Donald Nickerson (Former Head of School) We are saddened to report the death last month of Donald Nickerson, Beaver’s third head of school, in Tucson, Arizona. A graduate of Harvard College, Mr. Nickerson became head of Beaver at the age of 27 in 1963. During this period Beaver underwent a number of significant changes to its culture and fortunes, including the construction of the science/library wing. After leaving Beaver, Mr. Nickerson headed several schools in the West, retiring from St. Gregory’s School (now The Gregory School) in Tucson in 2002. He was an avid reader and theater-goer, and, according to his obituary, he served until his death as a trustee of the Arizona Theatre Company. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ann Nickerson; his brother Glendon; his children, Jeffrey, Catherine, John, Nathaniel, and Michael; and his six grandchildren.
- Carolyn White Spengler ’58 (former Board Member)
- Jeanne Tufts Cassidy ’38
- Debby Law Redpath ’41
- Joan Wyatt Harding ’42
- Fances Hamlen Converse ’42
- Anna Howes Kennick ’44
- Lee Nelson Tichnor ’49
- Elise Glazier Waterman ’50 In memory, written by Nancy Jane Moore ’41: “Elise Glazier Waterman ’50 served with enormous energy and enthusiasm on Beaver’s Board of Trustees in the early 1980s. She regarded her Beaver education as a high point in her life and was dedicated to its advancement that it might continue to enrich the lives of students in future generations. She was ever a cheerful, willing , supportive colleague on the Board. Admirable also was her dedication to the MS Society as it seeks to improve care and treatment of victims of that disease, among whom was her husband Stanley, father of Lynn, ’77 and Jane, ’79.”
- Polly Parsons Nash ’53
- Anne Barker MacLeod ’57
- Diane Mitchell Goodale ’60
- Susanne Snyder Rappaport ’62
- Claudine Schmutz Kleinknecht ’68
- Hugh Flanagan ’99
- Sarita Wright Lucas ’99
- Helga Andrews (former faculty)
- Katie Arnold Gilbert ’45 Katie’s son Nick shared, “My mother Mary Katharine ‘Katie’ Gilbert died on November 5, 2014. Beaver Country Day School was a big part of my mother’s life. It was where she made life-long friends who became our god parents and friends. There were four or five of her classmates with whom she kept in touch with until their deaths. Sadly, they preceded my mother. At my mother’s memorial service, the children of those four original Beaver Country Day School friends of long ago were with us. We were all touched. My mother would have loved it. Very best wishes to the class of 1945.”
- Tammy Grimes ’51: Tammy Grimes, the Original ‘Unsinkable Molly Brown,’ Dies at 82. Read the full obituary in the New York Times.