1959; Winter 2019

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Anne Wilson Heuisler

Catherine Brooke Buckingham’s husband of 58 years, Ronnie, died in September. Catherine is looking forward to her two grandchildren’s weddings and two European trips. Eleanor Brown Wheeler and Phil continue to work on plans for the one-story house they plan to build this year.  Tarun Comegys Johns relished her two-week mission in Ghana in September. She also spent a week on safari in Kenya and in October explored Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains.  She visited her little sister, Susan Folsom ’61, in NC and then went to Frederick County, MD, for a family reunion. Frieda Cronhardt, 81, died peacefully on Friday, June 22, 2018.  Frieda graduated from Hood with a master’s degree in social work and spent most of her career as a social worker in Carroll County for the State of Maryland.  She was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, where she served as a First Lieutenant. Nancy Fletcher Artlett is adjusting to life in the U. S. after many years in Australia.  She is finding the health system complex and the climate humid.  She hopes to get to the 2019 reunion but grieves the loss of Starr Culver Weihe, Margarita Sabater del Toro, Gail Mulliken Painter, and others and of Fritz Huntsinger, “who was like a brother.” Sandra Hanson Hargrave died on August 2, 2018.  Sandy and her husband, Louis Hargrave, raised their two sons in Ruxton, MD.  She also had a successful career in the real estate business.  Sandy is survived by her husband and her son, Lindsay.  Their other son, John, was killed in a traffic accident in 2016 at the age of 50. Sandy had 6 grandchildren. Edith Howard Hogan split Christmas between Memphis with daughter Chrysti and Milwaukee with son Terry and grandchildren.  She enjoyed a river cruise down the Danube, ending in Vienna. She has two trips planned, the Hood one to Spain and another later to Budapest and Vienna.  She is looking forward to seeing everyone at Reunion. Carole Jones Rogers wrote, “Our small but wonderful family, daughter Caroline, son Bob and granddaughter Olivia, had a great Christmas on the eastern shore of Virginia.”  She is looking forward to spending some time with friends in Phoenix and Tucson and then our 60th Hood reunion. Anne Montesano Ellis had fun with her family at two graduations in Texas and Indiana. Last summer at Conesus Lake she read, gardened, attended plays and concerts, enjoyed family and friends, and gave weekly tours at Sonnenberg, a mansion with gardens in Canandaigua.  In September she traveled to Ireland. Back to Florida in October, Anne won third place in her community Christmas parade with her decorated two-wheeler bike! Judith Moreland Granger and Bob are planning a move into a small apartment this spring.  Judy and Bob will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in June. Judy still loves bridge and book clubs, is happy to have two sons and their families plus two more grandsons in nearby Austin. Jeannette B. Phelps died at Roland Park Place in Baltimore, MD, on June 21, 2018. She was 81.  J. P. worked for American Airlines for 34 years in New York and Hartford. She was a great sports fan, supporting the NY Mets and the Hartford Whalers. When she retired, she moved to Baltimore, where she rooted for the Orioles.  She is survived by her siblings, Penelope Phelps of Cadillac, MI; Lancelot Phelps and his wife Lynn of Middlebury, VT; and Elisabeth and her husband Christopher Rector of Thomaston, ME; as well as seven nieces and nephews and nine grand nieces and nephews. Nancy Rogers Huntsinger’s husband Fritz passed away at home on April 17, 2018, at the age of 83. Myra Silberstein Goldgeier died on October 12 of cancer at the age of 80.  Myra earned a history degree at Hood and later a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University. In 1958 she married Sheldon Goldgeier, and they had two children, Jim and Eileen.  Myra taught history at Roland Park Country School in Baltimore for 30 years, serving as department chair for 15 years. She was a swimmer, bicyclist, gardener and lifelong learner. When they retired, the Goldgeiers moved to Easton, MD, in 2001. She moved to Durham, NC, two years ago to be near her daughter. In addition to her son, daughter and brother, survivors include two grandsons. Sheldon died in 2008. Mary-Lou Trout Haddad and Charles have moved to their duplex apartment in Boyertown, PA, and are adjusting to the new compact space. Full obituaries, if available, are included in the online column of class news.

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