1944: Winter 2015

Posted by

Jean Wheatley Hilchuk, Class Reporter

Marilyn Barnett is alive in New Orleans but states she has nothing to report. Betty Lee Daubenspeck Carl is very active.  Betty still plays golf, bridge and enjoys a cocktail hour. Nancy Ogden Carson and her husband live in a retirement center and enjoy life there with all the activities. Several of their children live nearby. Janet Louise Coblentz Cover was one of our two classmates that attended our 70th reunion in June. I am going to call her back so we can share more news. Gertrude Flagg Dalzell still lives alone in her own home with her son. She has another son that lives close by and she still drives. Anne Schwab Dulabahn has sold her home and moved to a retirement center. She has given up driving. Peg Traver Emery’s husband passed away and she is selling her home and moving to her sons in Texas. Ann Wikel Hausman is now in a retirement center and has sons close by. Mildred Geiple Hufnagel still drives. One son lives with her and another lives close by. Annabelle Sunderland Kepler still lives in her own home. Her husband died five years ago. She too is still driving. Mim Fowler Orth still lives in her own home. Her son lives close by and takes her where she needs to go as she no longer drives. Mildred Patzig remains in her lovely home in the N.C. mountains. She has help come in daily to help her. But she is alone at night. Emma M. Vonderheide Rhoderick has moved to a new home on the Cheaspeake Bay next to her son. The view is great she says. She will enjoy it more when she finishes unpacking. Phyllis Carts Searle lives by herself but people pick her up all the time as she is not driving. Mary Alice Knobloch Smith‘s husband died this past December. She still plays bridge and has several children that live close by which is nice. Phylliss Fine Soza reported that her brother Harold died last month. He and I were in elementary school in third grade. Phylliss told me that she is blind. I was not aware of this. Mary Lou Chorley Touart is busy as ever. Her girls are doing well; one is an actress and one and artist. Mary Lou is still at her retirement center, but is moving to smaller quarters. Helen Stottler Leaver has resigned as treasurer of an organization so she will have more time to work on the history of family. That takes a lot of work as I did that 10-years-ago. I, Jean Wheatley Hilchuk, gave my car to my nephew as I am no longer driving. It was probably the best thing as I cannot walk alone. I ride my scooter around the halls of my retirement center.

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