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April 2024 | Class Notes

Pictured above: Atlanta alumnae gathered at the Ashley Hall Atlanta Happy Hour on March 14, 2024.

DEATH ANNOUNCEMENTS

LaVonne Nalley Phillips | LaVonne, mother-in-law of Karen Jenkins Phillips ’79 and Kat Pearce Phillips ’81, and grandmother of Katie L. Perez-Phillips ’07, Ashley Phillips ’07, Louisa E. Phillips ’09, and LaVonne Marshall ’11 passed away on March 14, 2024. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Phillips family. The full obituary can be found here.

Anne McLeod Poulnot | Anne, mother of Claudia Poulnot de Mayo ’73, passed away on March 21, 2024. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Poulnot family. The full obituary can be found here

Bruce Skidmore | Bruce, husband of Kay Robertson Skidmore ’59, passed away on March 27, 2024. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Skidmore family. The full obituary can be found here.

February and March 2024 | Class Notes

Alex Thornton Carrick ’08 | Alex eclipsed her 10th year with Insight Global as Lead Recruiter. She began her career with Insight in Washington, DC specializing in federal defense contracts. She moved to Raleigh, NC in 2017 with her husband Greg. Still with Insight, she now focuses on Next Generation Software and AI Development Talent Acquisition and leading the Recruiter Development. Alex and Greg recently welcomed their second son, Robert Thornton Carrick, to join big brother Charles Baxter Carrick.

Jennie W. Brooks ’97 | Celebrating eight years of longevity!

Beth Reines Gunter ’93 | Beth and her husband Tim, welcomed their son Henry Joseph Gunter on December 21, 2022. He is already spoiled by his three other siblings. Never one to stay idle, Beth became a partial owner and Chief Revenue Officer at Spry Digital, is on the executive board of the Children’s Hospital and was an author in international best selling book “Growth”.

Saida Alexander Russell ’76 | Saida’s brother, Thomas Williams Alexander, Jr., passed away on Friday, January 12, 2024. Read the obituary here. 

Barbara Baker Pendergrast ’75 | Barbara is a chaplain in the Episcopal Church serving at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, GA.

Cherry F. Payne ’70 | Cherry had an article written about her regarding her time with the National Park Service. It can be read here.  

Stanley Smith Reahard ’64 | “Bo and I are enjoying traveling around the country in our 45′ motorcoach – we joined 10 other coaches in the red rock country of Utah last October for the Annular Eclipse of the Sun over Bryce Canyon and visited Zion National Park, Arches and Canyonlands. The rest of the year we bounce between our cottage on Lake Michigan, Summerville, the IOP and the motor coach resort in port St. Lucie FL. It’s a tough life but somebody has to do it! Here’s hoping some of our classmates make the effort to turn up in April for our reunion.”

Sherrie F. Whittemore ’64 | “I am enjoying continued work in retirement as a StilMee coach for caregivers caring for a loved one with dementia.

Judy Webber Ross ’53 | “I have moved to a very nice Senior Home in South Windsor. I miss my Blue Ridge Mountains. I am now seeing my three sons and their families and great-granddaughter.”


BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mary Tinkler ’98Mary and her husband, Tad, welcomed their first child on February 6, 2023. Marigold “Goldie” Lily Lenore Woovis has been the most beautiful blessing this year!


DEATH ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Gray Macaulay ’69 | Wil Lou Gray Macaulay,71, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 2, 2023 in her Morgan Hill, CA home with her family by her side.  Gray was born September 7,1951 in Florence, SC, she was the daughter of Joe Frank Macaulay and Maureen Johnson Macaulay. She is survived by her son William “Wil” Macaulay Firmender of Morgan Hill, CA, his wife Eimee Villanueva, and their Daughter Emmanuella “Elle” Maureen Firmender, who was the apple of her grandmother’s eye. Gray has a brother Earl H. Macaulay Sr.(Jaclyn), of West Columbia, SC and nephews Earl H. Macaulay Jr. of West Columbia, SC and Jackson O. Macaulay of Columbus, OH, niece, Laura Carlson (David) and grandniece Fiona Carlson and a grandnephew Milo Carlson of Durham, NC. Gray was predeceased by her brother, J. Frank Macaulay of Lexington, SC.  Her family moved to Lexington, SC in the 1960’s. Gray attended Ashley Hall in Charleston, SC for high school. In 1975 she graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She made a life for herself in Nebraska before returning to SC and marrying Gary Firmender. In 1990 she got her Masters in Speech Pathology from the College of Health at the University of SC. Gray worked in public schools and doing home health for several years. In the late 1990’s she and Wil moved to Isle of Palms, SC. She made many good friends there including Mike and Pat. She left the low country in 2021 to move to the California Bay Area to be with family. She had just completed her home there when she passed away. Gray will be missed by her whole family. She was a loving parent and Aunt and friend. Her longtime friends in Charleston loved her and knew they could trust her.  Gray will be remembered for her unique sense of humor, her wit, and for helping out many friends. She was always the life of the party and was a dedicated and loving mother. Gray was an avid reader and she loved working with babies. Mike, her longtime friend and caregiver said when her granddaughter (whom she referred to as “Girlfriend”) came over Elle would beam from ear to ear and was so excited to see her grandmother.

Elaine Berol Taylor ’66 | Elaine’s beloved husband, Scott B. Taylor, died on September 14, 2023 at 53 years old of unknown causes. Elaine met him on a blind date at Ashley Hall in February 1966. He was a very handsome cadet and the love of her life. They had a beautiful life together which ended too soon.

Neva Johnson Herrington 44 | Neva, age 97, passed away on January 17, 2024 after a brief hospital stay in Woodbridge, Virginia. She was born in New London, Connecticut on March 31, 1926, the second daughter of J. Reid Johnson and Neva Palmer Johnson.  In 1944 she graduated from Ashley Hall Preparatory School in Charleston, South Carolina. She married naval officer Rodger Bosworth Herrington of Binghamton, New York in 1945, shortly before the end of WWII. While raising her family, she attended college part-time at Connecticut College in New London and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees. A gifted writer and an enthusiastic teacher, she published widely and taught at a number of schools. While a full-time faculty member at Williams School in New London, she was voted teacher of the year by her appreciative students. In subsequent years, she was a full-time teacher at Northern Virginia Community College, and later taught part-time at Randolph Macon College and Sweet Briar College in Virginia, and at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Poetry was overwhelmingly her favored form of expression, although she occasionally turned to fiction and critical articles. Her work appeared in a number of national magazines including Commonweal, Southwest Review, and The Southern Review. Her first book, Blue Stone and Other Poems (1986) was the Pushcart Foundation selection for “Writer’s Choice. Three other works of acclaimed poetry followed: a chapbook Her BMW in 2007, Open Season in 2015, and Among the Absent in 2019. Neva never stopped writing. She was engaged in her poetry right up to the end. She was a Fellow at Yaddo and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. As a volunteer she worked for the Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic in Charlottesville, Virginia, and tutored for the Northern Virginia Literacy Council. She was a member of the Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. Neva was preceded in death by her sisters Anne Johnson Banks and Dianne Capers Johnson. Her daughter Elizabeth died in 1994. She is survived by her sister, Reida Johnson Kimmel, by her son Philip and daughter-in-law Jill; and daughter Anne (Herrington) Boyer and son-in-law Robert; grandchildren Madeleine Boyer, Margaret Boyer Liftik, and Nathaniel Boyer, M.D. Also surviving are four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dr. Charles Long Darby | Charles, who was father of Joya Darby Wolf ‘83, Anne Darby Parker ‘78, and Beth Darby Haizlip ‘76, and grandfather of Litsa Darby Barnes ’12 and Amelia Anne Sullivan Parker ‘16 passed away on February 7, 2024.Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Darby family. The full obituary can be found here

Wilson Crone | Wilson, the son of Paige Canaday Crone ‘83, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Crone family. The full obituary can be found here

Robert (Bobby) H. Hood, Sr. | Bobby, the husband of emeritus Trustee member Bernie Hood, father to Molly Hood Craig ‘87 and Elizabeth Hood Willis ‘89, and grandfather to Mary Craig ‘17, Caroline Willis ‘21, Gardiner Willis ‘22, Mattie Hood ‘23, and Elizabeth Hood ‘27 passed away on Wednesday, February 14. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hood family. The full obituary can be found here.

Judy Warfield LaMarque ’49 | Judy passed away on November 25, 2022. 

Renee Razook Dunne ’51 | Renee died peacefully October 20, 2023, in the loving presence of her family.  Born in Pinehurst North Carolina in 1934, she was the daughter of Fozi R. and Rose S. Razook. She was an alumna of Ashley Hall, Mount Vernon Junior College, and Tobé-Coburn School of Fashion Careers. Renee was a lifelong lover of sports. As a youngster she rode horseback and played basketball; later she loved tennis and golf. It was at a tennis tournament in New York City that she met her husband R. Michael Dunne. She and Mike were a great pair during their 48-year marriage. They became longtime residents of Greenwich, Connecticut, where they raised their two children and participated wholeheartedly in the social and civic life of the town. They loved to travel to tennis tournaments, and paid annual visits to Pinehurst and Lake Placid, New York, where Renee had spent summers growing up. Sadly, Mike died much too soon in 2008. Renee was a Welcome Wagon representative for almost 20 years, greeting new Greenwich homeowners and providing them with community information. It was a job she enjoyed, and it was well suited to her friendly nature. To those who knew her, Renee will be remembered as a truly kind person who had many lifelong friends. She had a pronounced penchant for positive thinking. She always wanted to see the good in life, to the point that her children would joke about her preference for G-rated movies and “good music.” She and Mike strove to provide a warm, loving, and welcoming home for family and friends, and nothing made them happier than a reason to hold a celebration, whether at the Field Club or their home.  Renee is survived by her daughter Patricia Lewis, son Michael Dunne, daughter-in-law Chieko Dunne, and grandchildren Reilly, Caroline, Sophie, Sam Lewis and Mika Dunne, her sister Jacqueline Chamandy and her sister-in-law Claudia Razook. She was predeceased by her brother George Razook.  Renee’s family celebrated her life in a private service at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich.  She was laid to rest next to her husband at Saint Mary’s Cemetery. One Beatitude in particular recited at her service evokes Renee’s life, nature and character: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”  To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.

Lindy Todd Luke ’55 |Lorinda “Lindy” Todd Luke, widow of Richmond M. Luke, died November 11, 2023, in Charleston, S.C.  Lindy was born January 9, 1938, in Charleston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Davis Todd, Jr. Lindy attended Ashley Hall and Syracuse University. She and her husband established and ran the Dick Luke Property Management  Company for 20 years. After retirement, she enjoyed volunteering at Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community for 15 years. She was an avid bridge player, reader and loved doing crossword puzzles. In her free time she enjoyed playing golf as often as possible. She is survived by her daughter, Lorinda E. Sinclaire; son, Jack Sinclaire; two step sons, Richmond M. Luke, Jr.,  Allen L. Luke II; six grandchildren, Lindy Lofton, Hannah, Luke, Abby, Kelsey, and Megan Sinclaire; two sisters, Mary Todd Poore, and Patricia Todd Carmichael.

Jeanne Simons Pitcher ’49 | Jeanne Simons Pitcher, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, the former Jeanne Frost Simons of Charleston, S.C., and the widow of Charles Scholey Pitcher, died at home on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. She was born in Charleston on December 27, 1931, the daughter of Keating Lewis Simons and Annie Keitt Walker Simons. Jeanne graduated from Ashley Hall in 1949, and later attended Winthrop College. A fun- loving and notoriously mischievous child, Jeanne developed a love of horseback riding that she nurtured throughout her life. She founded The Edge Riding School in Churchville, Virginia, and for decades shared her passion for hunt seat equitation with young riders in the Shenandoah Valley. When not at the barn, Jeanne loved to read, garden, cook and entertain. She could often be spotted on the porch with friends – a drink in hand, cut flowers on the table, and a loyal pet by her side. Jeanne is survived by her children: Thomas Russell Foster III; Susan Foster Barber and her husband, Jim; Michael Watson Foster and his wife, Amy; Keitt Foster Riseng and her husband, Lars; Caroline Hampton Duncan and her husband, Scott; Jeanne Foster Kuyper and her husband, PJ; grandchildren: Anna Barber Marsh; Susan Rezner Barber; Espen Riseng; Cecilie Riseng; Annie Christine Kuyper; Peter Walk Kuyper III; Charles Hampton Kuyper; great-grandchild Caroline Dill Marsh. She was preceded in death by her husband, Scholey, her brother, Keating, Jr., and her granddaughter, Caroline Dill Barber of Columbia, SC. 

Dee Carter Snipes ’57 | On Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Diane Carter Snipes, loving mother of three children passed away at age 79 in Vermont. DeeDee was born in Charleston South Carolina on June 16, 1939 to Grayson Stacey Carter Jr. and Helen Walker Carter. DeeDee graduated from Ashley Hall in 1957. DeeDee was a loving and caring mother. She without a doubt did all she could do for her children. DeeDee had a great sense of humor. She loved to laugh and smile. She never went to a party she didn’t like. She will be dearly missed. DeeDee is survived by her three children: daughter Alison (Ray) Elefante and their daughters Emma and Annie; daughter Parker Sessions and her daughters Sydney and Carter; son Gray (Heidi) Snipes and their children Spencer, Cooper, and Chloe. She is also survived by her loving sister Nancy (Henry) Jones and sister-in-law Nancy Carter and by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Grayson Stacy Carter Jr. and Helen Walker Carter, sister Brenda Thomas and loving brother Grayson Stacey Carter III also longtime companion Richard Lawrence. 

Susan Davis Willingham ’63 | Susan died Friday, January 12, 2024, peacefully at home surrounded by family. Susan was predeceased by her parents, Sarah Virginia Walden Davis and Chaplain Walter Joseph Davis of Charleston, as well as her sisters, Elizabeth Davis Taylor of Charleston and Virginia Davis Vitarello of Washington, DC. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Dr. Mark Cauthen Willingham of Summerville; her sister-in-law, Ellen Thompson Willingham of Summerville and her brothers-in-law, Dr. Thomas A. Willingham III (married to Janet Willingham) of Punta Gorda, FL and John Timberlake (Tim) Taylor of Charleston; her three children, Christopher Bradford Willingham of Mountain Park, NC (married to Laura Brown-Willingham), Meredith Greye Willingham of Buffalo, NY (married to Aaron Knights), and Jonathan Morgan Willingham of Washington, DC (married to Anthony Willingham); and five grandchildren, Madison Porter Willingham, Noah Bradford Willingham (married to Ella Willingham), Caleb Jefferson Willingham, Amelia Elizabeth Knights, and Emmeline Greye Knights. Susan was born on May 9, 1945 in Tryon, NC while her father was deployed as a Navy chaplain. She spent her childhood living in Jacksonville, FL, San Francisco, CA, and Manilla in the Philippines, before the family settled in Charleston, where her father worked at the library at MUSC. There, she attended Ashley Hall before going to Agnes Scott College. While donating blood at MUSC one Sunday afternoon, Susan met her future husband, Dr. Mark C. Willingham. Soon after marrying, the couple moved to Bethesda, MD, where Dr. Willingham spent a 24 career as a cancer researcher at the National Institutes of Health. In Bethesda, Susan was a dedicated mother, raising three children, and devoting her spare time to volunteer leadership in schools and years of district leadership in the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. When her husband retired from the Public Health Services, they returned to the Charleston area, where Dr. Willingham began a second career in research and teaching at the Medical University of South Carolina. Susan, too, began a second career, owning and operating Pear Tree Toys in downtown Summerville. She poured her passion, tenacity, and love for play into developing a beacon of whimsy and joy for the Summerville community. Her verve and cheer were infectious, and she was known for her unending well of enthusiasm and energy.  

Barbara C. Black ’74 | Barbara passed away among close family and friends on June 26, 2010. She came to Naples, FL from Arizona nearly 20 years ago and made many friends with her gentleness, generosity, graciousness, and her self-effacing wit. She amply rewarded all who came to know her, as she was unfailingly supportive, positive, kind, and forthright. Barbara grew up in Virginia and North Carolina before attending Ashley Hall in Charleston, SC as a boarding student, then Stephens College in Columbia, MO. She obtained a Masters degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri and became a successful technical writer for a variety of computer- related businesses and a freelance journalist, having published articles for several widely circulated travel magazines, industry journals, and the Arizona Department of Conservation. Next she earned an MBA from the University of Arizona and applied her knowledge as an entrepreneur, seamlessly managing her business from her office, her home, or on horseback. An avid horsewoman, she and her beloved Arabian named Maverick graced many trails in Collier County. She loved animals, made a loving home for a number of feral cats, and spent countless hours as a volunteer for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida rescuing and nursing injured mammals, birds, and reptiles.  She is survived by two brothers, Barney C. Black and John R. Black; a sister, Nancy B. Dillard; and two stepsons, Alexander and James Edwards.  Donations in her name may be made to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 

 

October 2023 | Class Notes

Ellinor Walters ’13 | Ellinor is the Marketing Manager at Bitter End Yacht Club and Resort and within her first year, they were the recipient of a #16 ranking among the Caribbean’s best resorts in the 2023 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. To read the article Ellinor posted, click here.

Gamble Augusta Ouzts ’12After seven years with ScottMadden Management Consultants, Gamble has left her position as a manager to pursue an MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Closer to home, Gamble is enjoying serving a three-year term on the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore Business School Young Alumni Board.

Beth Reines Gunter ’93 | Beth and her husband Tim welcomed their son Henry Joseph Gunter on December 21,2022. He is already spoiled by his 3 other siblings. Never one to stay idle, Beth became a partial owner and Chief Revenue Officer at Spry Digital, is on the executive board of the Children’s Hospital and was an author in international best selling book “Growth”.

Caroline Gordon Perkins ’91 | Caroline recently moved back to Charleston after completing her last overseas tour for the Foreign Service. Her final tour was Kabul, Afghanistan, where she evacuated from in late August 2021. She finished her tour in Doha, Qatar in the Afghanistan Affairs Unit, our Embassy-in-exile. She returned to her husband, Jonathan, and daughters Elizabeth (class of 2024) and Catherine (class of 2027).

Cacky Rivers Vleck ’90Cack has released a new book “Born and Raised,”an exquisite book of photography capturing the captivating birds of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Renowned photographer, Rivers, author of 2021’s wildly successful “Grounded in Flight,” invites you on a remarkable journey through the lens of her camera, unveiling a stunning collection that celebrates the region’s avian wonders. There is a book signing on Monday, November 20 at Alhambra Hall (131 Middle Street, Mt Pleasant SC 29464) from 3pm-9pm for Cacky’s new book. For more information, click here.

Helen Turner Hill ’81Helen was named the 2023 Joseph P. Riley Leadership Award Recipient. The article reads “The Charleston Metro Chamber is pleased to announce Helen Hill, President and CEO of Explore Charleston, as the 2023 Joseph P. Riley Leadership Award recipient. The Joseph P. Riley Award ecognizes outstanding community leaders who commit to making our region a better place to live, work and do business.To learn more, click here.

Mary LeMacks Scarborough ’77Mary is now the Grandmother to two precious grandchildren, Lucas, 19 months, born February 22, 2022 and Lydian, newborn, brown September 16, 2023.

Shelly Thomas ’72Shelly has spent her retirement saving the planet, as part of the Save Soil educational outreach team. Save Soil is the largest global non-profit organization seeking to prevent our planet’s rapidly advancing soil. To learn more, click here.

Emily D. Friedman ’72Emily retired in March 2023 and is currently enjoying traveling, her animals (horses and chickens), and has two boys in college.

Lucia Harrison Jaycocks ’63Lucia sold her home in McClellenville and is now living at the South Bay Retirement Center in Mount Pleasant.

 

DEATH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 Louise Rodgers Dougherty ’46 | Louise, beloved matriarch and devoted advocate for people with disabilities, passed away peacefully at Bishop Gadsden on James Island on Sunday, October 15, 2023. She was 94. Her funeral was held on Thursday, October 19, in The Chapel at Bishop Gadsden. To read the full obituary, click here.

Carolyn Hottinger Garner ’57Carolyn, loving mother of three (officially), adoring wife of the late Dr. Joseph F Garner III, entered into eternal rest surrounded by her family on July 12, 2023.The relatives and friends of the Garner family were invited to attend the funeral service of Carolyn’s at St. Matthews Lutheran Church on September 16. To read the full obituary, click here.

Elizabeth Dufour Rivers | Elizabeth Dufour Rivers, mother of Betsy Rivers ’73, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 14, 2023, surrounded by her family. The family received friends at the James A. McAlister Funeral Home on Thursday, October 19 and her funeral service was be held at the Episopal Church of the Holy Communion on Friday, October 20. To read the full obituary, click here

Wayne Moseley | Wayne Moseley, father of  Dupre Moseley Schley ‘10 and Caroline Moseley Hall ‘13 passed away peacefully on October 18, 2023. Wayne will be remembered by many as the owner of the Isle of Palms Red & White. To read the full obituary, click here.

Ralph Albert Lowenfield, Jr.Ralph Albert Lowenfield, Jr., father of Helen Ann Lowenfield Harper ‘89 and grandfather of Adelaide Harper ’20, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2023 in his hometown of El Paso, Texas.To read the full obituary, click here

 

 

September 2023 | Class Notes

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ellen Neff Hassell ’06Ellen and husband Fleetwood welcomed the birth of their second child, daughter Ellen “Sharp” Hassell on February 22, 2023.

 Torrey Crawford Knapp ’06Torrey and husband Ryan welcomed their second child, son James Alexander Crawford “Ford” on April 10, 2023.

 Casi Grady Cannarella ’08 | After marrying Joseph Cannarella on July 7, 2018, Casi and Joseph recently welcomed the birth of their first child, son Louis “Gray” Cannarella on January 29, 2023. The family resides in Charleston.

 Katherine Morrison Boggs ’09Katherine and husband Morrow welcomed the birth of their first child, son Morrow “Wright” Boggs, on April 2, 2023.

Catherine Calcote Fischer ’79Catherine shares, “on October 29, 2022, our son Scott and his wife Alyson welcomed their first child and our first grandchild, a beautiful little girl named Scarlett Elizabeth Fischer. They live in Chicago and my husband and I recently babysat for her while her parents took a first trip without her!”

CLASS NOTES

Suzanne Carhart Darweesh ’52Suzanne is still active in her progressive church, the League of Women Voters, Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers, zoom lectures, and friends.

 Alice Davidson Sims ’65Alice now has five grandchildren, all boys, and all under five years of age. She enjoys making hand-crafted coffee mugs to sell at festivals.

 Elaine Berol Taylor ’66  | Elaine still raises miniature horses. She travels to Africa every year and enjoys every minute. It’s like going home. She is still judging orchids for the American Orchid Society. She judged a show in Guatemala and judged numerous shows in America.

Kendra Y. Hamilton ’76Kendra and her father Lonnie Hamilton returned to Ashley Hall to speak to Upper School students during an assembly. Their topics included education, integration, and overcoming adversity.

DEATH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Annette Gagnier Torrey ’56 passed away on February 16, 2023.

 Jo Duff Johnson ’57 | Janet Eleanor Duff Johnson, age 82, lost her courageous battle with cancer and passed away peacefully with her beloved husband Jerry and daughters by her side on Friday March 17, 2023. Janet was born on July 28,1940 in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada to the late Gertrude Harkness Duff and Gordon Alexander Duff, MD. During her childhood and teenage years, she enjoyed spending summers at the family cottage in Amethyst Bay on Lake Superior. Janet was also an excellent figure skater, a very talented pianist and dancer, and participated in many skating competitions and dance recitals. She shared many stories reflecting on times when her friends always counted on her to lead them on their next fun adventure. At age 14 the family moved to Florida. Janet enrolled in Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina, graduated and then attended Florida State University at age 17 due to her keen intelligence and academic achievements. After raising three children, she began her career in the Insurance industry and retired from Union Central Life Insurance company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Janet and husband Jerry were world travelers. They visited almost every continent, enjoying the different cultures and cuisines. We all delighted in hearing the many entertaining and adventurous stories of their travels. Janet was a “spitfire” with a zest for life, a little Southern Sass, a contagious laugh, fantastic sense of humor, and a masterful storyteller. She had an abundance of love for her family and was a friend to everyone that was lucky enough to meet her. Her many talents included being a gourmet cook and hosting many parties and celebrations for her family and friends. She had the special distinction of being the best “Grammy” in the world to her two grandsons and filled their lives with much love and happiness. The world will shine a little less bright, but we will all carry a little piece of Janet within us. 

Brooks Stuckey Cathcart ’63 | Brooks Taber Cathcart was born on March 3, 1945 in Columbia, SC, to Mary Belle Taber and William Brooks Stuckey. She was lovingly named Julia Brooks Taber Stuckey after her aunt, Julia Mood Peterkin, her father and her mother. However when she later married, rules required that she drop the Julia and the Stuckey on account of one lady should not have “so many names” on her social security card, and she elegantly moved through the rest of her life as Brooks Taber Cathcart. Or, as many affectionately knew her, “Brooksie”, “Aunt Brooks” and our beloved, “Nana”.  Brooks spent her early years at Fox Hill, a magical corner of her family farm, Lang Syne, in Fort Motte, SC, where her cousins were like siblings and her playground consisted of live oaks and horses. Her childhood summers were often spent in Murrells Inlet with her cousins, swimming, crabbing, swinging and just sitting on the dock, absorbing the art of story-telling from her many aunts and uncles, a gift she thoroughly enjoyed sharing with her own nieces and nephews, children and grandchildren, whenever the opportunity arose, happiest, of course, doing so with a grand baby on her lap and a cup of coffee nearby.  When Brooks was nearing school age her parents, always keen to provide their only daughter with the best possible opportunities, relocated to Columbia, SC so that she could attend AC Moore Elementary School. There she took great delight in the many new friends, unending supply of library books and covert trading of candy on the playground, three loves that would remain true for the whole of her life. Once of high school age, Brooks attended boarding school at Ashley Hall, in Charleston, SC, where she discovered her passion for English, reading, writing, and her favorite of all, chatting, nurtured her love of the low country and formed cherished friendships that would last her lifetime. Brooks went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of South Carolina, and later completed the majority of course work for a Master’s degree in early childhood education before “retiring” from academics to raise her small children. A lifelong lover of all things beautiful, Brooks found her “heart” home in Paris while spending college summers in France with her Aunt Margaret. The influence remained with her always, emerging in her flair for decoration and fashion, the many beautiful impressionist paintings she created, her true love of Hemingway, Stein, Fitzgerald and all of the Left Bank expats, and of course, her ability to make a perfect quiche. 

Brooks spent her adult years juggling life and children, and during that time enjoyed many career endeavors, all characteristically centered on human connection and relationship. The career she was most passionate about and known for was her career in counseling families and individuals through addiction and recovery, a fitting and meaningful tribute to her own life and love of family, and a legacy of which she and her children were and are very proud.  Brooks was a brilliant, beautiful, wise and passionate person whose big brown eyes, bright smile and characteristic ‘hey, darling’ lit up every room and warmed every heart lucky enough to be with her. She was an accomplished and talented painter in her own right, and a voracious reader and connoisseur of movies. She loved, almost more than anything, sharing her paintings, a meaningful quote or anecdote from her latest book, or her recommendation of a recently watched (or re-watched) medieval Netflix drama. But by far her favorite moments, it seemed, were the ones spent on the porch in Little Switzerland sharing love and laughter with her dear friends, children, nieces and nephews, in-laws and of course, her greatest loves, her grandchildren.  

 Mary Cantey Dunn ’64 | Mary Dunn Mary Dunn, of Essex, Connecticut and Vero Beach, Florida died on July 5 after suffering  complications from a massive seizure. She was 76 years old. Mary was born and raised in Camden, South Carolina, the daughter of Roderick H. Cantey  and Barbara (Zemp) Cantey. She attended high school at Ashley Hall in  Charleston. She adored her time there, and credited the school for fostering her avid interest in theater. She scored 1600 on her SATs and in 1964 was accepted to Radcliffe, but her father insisted on Virginia’s Sweet Briar College instead. She  majored in military and diplomatic history there and appeared in a number of theatrical productions, most notably Antigone. But she was rocketed into the fourth dimension when she traveled to the Sorbonne in Paris for her junior year abroad. Food, fashion, beauty and art were hers for the devouring. She pranced around in mini dresses and false eyelashes, emulating Twiggy, smoking Gauloises cigarettes and having the time of her life. She was even briefly engaged to an Englishman. After graduating from Sweet Briar, she settled in Manhattan landing her first job  as an ad trafficker for NBC. It was this job that introduced her to her husband of 53 years, an ad executive for Grey Advertising at the time, Toby Dunn. She left NBC to join TIME magazine as a picture researcher and from there went on to become one of the founding staff members of PEOPLE magazine. In fact she got to PEOPLE before there was a PEOPLE, and was there when the first 35 cent issue came out, dated March 4, 1974. Her role as picture editor for the magazine was crucial to its success. With her colleagues in the photo department, she attracted the world’s best photographers and practically invented a unique style of story-telling in black and white photography (and later color). She was smart, tough, funny, creative, a good negotiator, worthy of respect and trust, and serious when she had to be. She had fresh ideas for photos even after 14 shoots with Farrah Fawcett. She had the patience and knowledge to get a good cover out of difficult subjects. She’s also credited with PEOPLE’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, as it was she who exclaimed humorously in the layout room looking at a picture of Mel Gibson in 1985. When Mary left PEOPLE to become the Director of Photography for ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY in 1994, PEOPLE was one of the most successful magazines in the world. Her contribution was inestimable. In addition to dedicating the last decade of her 30-year-TIME INC. career to ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, Mary covered Olympics ceremonies in Lake Placid and Tokyo. Upon her retirement, Jess Cagle, EW’s then Editorial Director, described her as an elegant, southern spitfire who spoke her mind freely.  Mary suffered a brain aneurysm in 1999 shortly after her retirement, the after-effects of which periodically affected her. She was fortunate to spend much of her life in Manhattan, a city she adored for all of its rich offerings – and she spent the last 24 years traveling, wintering in Harbour Island in the Bahamas, and enjoying  a slower, less hectic pace of life with her two cats always by her side.    

Marsha Hass ’64 | Marsha E. Hass,  a highly regarded legal scholar and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Business Law at the College of Charleston, passed away on July 17, 2023. Born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1946, Marsha was the daughter of the late Della Jo and Paul G. Hass. She is survived by a nephew whom she adored, Hunter Philbrick (Clementine) and a great-nephew Hudson and great-niece, Delphine. Hunter was never further than a phone call away and he could always brighten her day. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jane Hass Philbrick. Marsha displayed remarkable intelligence from an early age. After graduating from Ashley Hall, she completed her B.A. at Clemson University (1968), joining the first group of women to live in a women’s dormitory at Clemson. She was an active member of Chi Omega Sorority. She loved sports, and as an avid Clemson fan remained loyal to her Alma Mater while cheering all Tiger teams and proudly displaying Tiger paws. She earned M.A.T., M.B.A. and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of South Carolina. She was a complex person with great ability and talent. She grew up and worked in a man’s world and was not afraid to speak her mind. Early in her career she practiced Family Law and served as a Folly Beach Magistrate. She was especially proud of the fact that the police learned quickly not to bring in cases against prostitutes unless they also brought in the johns. She resigned this post because it broke her heart to witness the circumstances of the children. She was a fair but demanding professor at the College of Charleston in Business Law, commencing in 1976, until her retirement in 2000. Over the years she became a driving force in the Accounting and Business Law Department, spearheading innovative research and curriculum development. Marsha’s exceptional ability to communicate complex legal and ethical concepts made her a beloved professor and mentor to countless students. She was a master of the Socratic Method and a critical thinker. She received the Distinguished Advising Award from the College of Charleston in 2000 and served as Director of Women’s Studies. Known as an excellent academic advisor, she was sought out by a multitude of students-especially the College’s athletes who studied in the School of Business. She followed the College of Charleston’s men’s and women’s basketball teams with great interest. Marsha’s contributions to the field of business law extended far beyond the classroom. She was an accomplished scholar, publishing numerous influential articles that explored employment law. She was active in the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, serving as President of the Southeast Academy in 1986 and Academy President in 1994-95. Marsha’s strongest non-professional passion was fishing, which began at a very early age. She accompanied her father on numerous fishing expeditions and lived most of her life in her cherished childhood home beside the water. Marsha was especially proud of being appointed by the Governor to the Natural Resources Board which sets policy for the Department. She was familiar with the creeks, rivers, and offshore waters around Charleston and was patient with less experienced anglers, untangling lines and providing fishing techniques. She was a licensed boat captain and was at one point the only female charter boat captain on the East coast. As a stalwart Captain, she loved to take her boat (the Marshgrass) and friends or clients both inshore and offshore fishing. To Marsha, the happiest end to a day of fishing was the sight of her beloved dogs, Pumpkin and Patches, running to meet her boat. An invitation from Marsha to go fishing was a true delight with a beautiful day on the water and fresh fish for dinner. She was greatly assisted during her last two decades by Captain Derek Eager, whom she esteemed as a son. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Marsha will be remembered for her compassion and an unwavering commitment to her students and friends. She possessed a rare ability to inspire and encourage both students and friends to reach their full potential. Many former students fondly recall her engaging teaching style, her dedication to their success, and her willingness to go the extra mile to provide guidance. Her friends fondly recall her complete dedication to whatever she undertook….Facebook posting, learning, teaching, research, and fishing. She was fearless in advocating for positions held by the underdog if she believed in the cause. She was a great supporter of women’s rights and kept her friends informed of the issues and urged all to be active. Marsha enjoyed an astonishing number of loyal and diverse friends all her life. 

 Melissa McCall ’69 | Melissa McCall of Columbus, North Carolina passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 16.  She was born on June 29, 1951 in New York City to the late Janet Jones McCall and the late Julien L. McCall, who passed away recently at the age of 100.  Melissa grew up in Darien and graduated from Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina, Mount Vernon Junior College, and University of Indiana.  Melissa is survived by her loving sister, Alison G. McCall of Lyme; a brother, Lash McCall of Pawleys Island, South Carolina and Lake Wales, Florida; a nephew, Blinn L. Cushman of Charlotte, North Carolina, his wife, Anna, and their twins, Julien and Alexandra; a niece, Julia L. Curry of Old Brookville, New York, her husband, Bill, and their two children, Wick and Caroline; and a nephew, Andrew M. Cushman of Washington, D.C., and his wife, Jenny. Melissa is also survived by her two beloved cats, Dude and Alvin.  

 Martha Anne Boseski ’72 | Martha Anne Boseski died on July 21 at Agape Hospice House in Lexington, SC. She was born in Charleston, the only child of Edward and Mary Boseski. Survivors include her oldest and most trusted friend, Kristina Krusmark of Homewood, Alabama. Martha Anne was an honor graduate of Ashley Hall School and Phi Beta Kappa at the University of South Carolina. She was fortunate to have studied at a variety of institutions, including the American Academy in Rome, Harvard University, Universit Laval (Quebec) and the University of Georgia. She taught 35 years in South Carolina, from the mountains to the sea. She continued to tutor in her retirement and worked with students from PreK to college level. Always fearless in seeking knowledge, Martha Anne was compassionate in her care for others and beloved by her many pets. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Columbia, SC, where she served faithfully on the lay eucharistic visitor team.   

 

March 2023 | Class Notes

Pictured above: Alumna Susanne Emge ’59 and her husband Keith at Bishop Gadsden in Charleston, SC.

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sally Walker Goodgame ’10 and husband Bobby welcomed the birth of their first child, son James Robert Goodgame V, “Bobby”.

CLASS NOTES

Susanne Emge ’59 (pictured above) was recognized for her hard work, time, effort, and creativity contributions to all aspects of life within the Bishop Gadsden community in Charleston, SC on February 22, 2023. Susanne was presented the 2022 Volunteer Service Award from LeadingAge South Carolina, “a membership organization representing 36 not-for-profit and mission driven nursing homes, community residential care facilities, senior housing, continuing care retirement communities, home health, home care and hospice providers.” It is clear Susanne is working nearly every day to connect people and create positive outcomes. PQV Susanne!  

Elizabeth Coleman Klosterman ’96 and her husband Andy, happily reside in Habersham, SC with their three children- Henry Chisolm Klosterman (8), Robert Trail Chisolm Klosterman (3), and Frances Prioleau Klosterman (11 months). Elizabeth has been with Habersham Land Company since 2017, working under the developer, Bob Turner, a pioneer in the New Urbanist movement. Habersham is an award -winning, Southern Living Inspired Community in Beaufort, SC. She specializes in land sales and new construction. Andy is a P.E. and Project Manager for Andrews Engineering.

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hayley Cameron Nixon ’08 married Benjamin “Ben” Russell Nixon on June 4, 2022. The couple resides in Spartanburg, SC.

IN MEMORIAM

Edie Bikle Gregg ’44 | July 20, 2021.

Henri Goldman Slap ’46 | January 24, 2022.

Maggie DeLaney Hark ’53 | October 6, 2022. 

Seymour Zimmerman ’70 | December 19, 2022. 

February 2023 | Class Notes

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Boykin Foxworth Anderson ’08 and her husband Thomas welcomed their third child, son Stuart Foxworth Anderson on January 25, 2023.

Mariana Hay Avant ’09 and her husband Walker welcomed their first child, son Stephen “Walker” Avant III on January 30, 2023. 

 CLASS NOTES

Neva Johnson Herrington ’44 has published four collections of poetry, the first Blue Stone (Still Point Press, 1986), a Pushcart Foundation selection for “Writer’s Choice,” a chapbook Her BMW (Pudding House Publications, 2007), Open Season (David Robert Books, 2015), and Among the Absent (Finishing Line Press, 2019). At present, I am working on poems for a chapbook. I have recently moved to Woodbridge, VA from Williamsburg. 

Susan Hutto Robinson ’68, Lynn Orvin Kornya ’69 and Betsy Cheek Howland ’74 (pictured above) gathered together during the holidays.

IN MEMORIAM

Marguerite Valk Reeves Gussenhoven ’37 | January 30, 2023.

Helen Henningsen Pringle Gibbs ’59 | January 22, 2023.

Jean “Jeannie” Welch Solomon ’73 | February 3, 2023.

November 2022 - January 2023 | Class Notes

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nancy J. Muller ’71 shares that her son Davis and his wife Margaux welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Rhone Davaux Mersereau, born December 9, 2022. They live near Santa Barbara. We moved to MA just outside of Boston from our home on Kiawah Island in late March 2022 to be with our other two grandchildren, Arthur (age 6) and Vera (age 3).

Franny Rivers Slay ’80 welcomed her first grandchild Rivers William Slay, who was born on December 19, 2022 weighing 8lbs 6oz and measuring 19.5 inches. Rivers is the son of Alston and Ashley Slay, who live in Greensboro, NC.

Beth Reines Gunter ’93 welcomed her son Henry Joseph Gunter in St. Louis on Wednesday, December 21st at 4:59pm. Five weeks early, he weighed in at 6lbs, 2oz and 19 inches long! He and his mom are doing great!

Lizzie Hagood Currin ’07 and husband Mark welcomed their first child, son Maybank “Banks” Hagood Currin on April 14, 2022.

 CLASS NOTES

Joc Sewell Cowper ’46 lives near her daughter and granddaughter and looks forward to more visits next spring to Sarasota.

Libby Van Benschoten Buckley ’52 enjoys news about Ashley Hall – things have changed in the past 70 years! I am active in several womens clubs in California at local, county and state levels. I love to stay busy!

Bebe Anderson Hennessy ’63 shares that her son William Bishop Hennessy and wife Katelyn are expecting a son due April 10, 2023. Very happy to say!

Stanley Smith Reahard ’64 and husband Bo are spending our “golden years” on Lake Michigan in the summer with kids and grandkids, fall and spring in SC, and Florida in the winter plus traveling the country in our motorcoach. Life is good!

Sherrie F. Whittemore ’64 writes that her passion is caring for caregivers who are caring for a loved one with dementia as a StilMee Alzheimer Coach.

Joan Hussey Marler ’66 This year my AH sophomore roommate, Susan Bedell McMahon, and I did a trip through Germany, Czech Republic and Poland. My husband, Philip, and I are new residents of Florida.

Jane Banov Bergen ’68 and Les are celebrating our 50th anniversary in November. We welcomed our first grandchild, Iliana Rose Miller, on July 31, 2021.

Sally Hawk Gibson ’71 writes that she is happy to have 2 little granddaughters and hopes to spend more time with them when she retires at the end of the school year.

Jessie Moorefield Spencer ’72 just celebrated my first anniversary with the greatest guy – far beyond what I ever dreamed of. Bill McPherson and I have the Brady Bunch of dogs – 11 year old golden retreiver, 12 year old labradoodle, one standard poodle and one golden doodle!

Angie Hewitt Chakeris ’89 shares her daughter Mary Hope ’17 moved back to Charleston after living in Jackson, WY. She will manage Madison Matthews on King Street.

Madeline Spratt Weitz ’06 was recently promoted to Chief Executive Officer at Newton Crouch, an industrial equipment manufacturing company. She is the first female CEO in the company’s 80-year history. Madeline lives in Atlanta with her husband, Taylor, and daughter, Sophiej (2.5).

IN MEMORIAM

Sally Schall Van Allen ’38 | December 5, 2022.

Ellen Cantwell Clark ’47 | December 30, 2022.   

Peggy Black McConnell ’50 | October of 2022.

July - September 2022 | Class Notes

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Arden Hare McKenzie ‘09 and husband Rob welcomed their first child, son Robert Alan (Alan) McKenzie III on August 23, 2022.

Jamie Harrell Rowell ’10 and wife Liz welcomed their first child, daughter Emerson Ray, on July 15, 2022.

Charlotte Morrow Walpole ’10 and husband Hunter welcomed the birth of their first child, son Henry Glover Walpole, on July 19, 2022.

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

MaryCole McCants Macbeth ’09 married Ian Macbeth of Connecticut on July 15, 2022 in New Orleans, LA. The couple met while they were both attending College of Charleston and now reside in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Sally Walker Goodgame ’10 married Robert Goodgame on October 2, 2021.

Molly Rhodes ’10 married Alexander deMilo Barnes on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at St. Philip’s Church.

Litsa Darby Barnes ’12 married Whit Barnes of Rocky Mount, NC on April 30, 2022. The couple resides in New York.

Sallie Hutson Price ’13 married her high school sweetheart Chappell Price on May 20, 2022. The couple celebrated with friends and family in Italy and now reside in Charleston.

 CLASS NOTES

Doe Jenkins ’76, a professor of neonatology in the department of pediatrics at MUSC Health, was featured in a recent article by MUSC on “Growth and scale through innovation powerhouse Zucker Institute.” Her research on preterm babies and their difficulties with feeding lead to the development of a device called BabyStrong, which sends “electrical impulses to the vagus nerve, which in turn teaches babies to suck, swallow and breathe.” The full article can be read here: http://muschealth.org/health-professionals/progressnotes/2022/summer/zucker-institute-innovation

Jeannie Griffin Hill ’78 transitioned from Pediatric Radiology Division Director to Vice-Chair of Education in the Department of Radiology and Associate Dean for Career Planning and Advising for the College of Medicine at the Medical University, focusing on her passions of medical education and mentorship.

Alice N. Wannamaker ’09 is now working in Atlanta working in the marketing department for Sotheby’s real estate.

Caroline Andrews ’10 is engaged to be married to Charles Johnson on September 17, 2022.

Betsy Cribb ’11 got engaged to Richmond Watson during July 4th weekend. The couple celebrated with family on Kiawah Island. Betsy currently lives in Birmingham, AL working for Southern Living.

Alexandra Howard ’11 is engaged to be married to Brandon Von Tobel on March 18, 2023.

Emma Wannamaker Baxter ’14 teaches 2nd grade in Lexington county and is expecting her first  child in February.  She received her masters in counseling last year.

IN MEMORIAM

Frances “Frankie” Cheshire Rhett ‘42 | August 30, 2022.

Dorothy McLeod Rhodes ’45 | July 11, 2022.  

Elizabeth Rembert Lacey ‘59 | September 29, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

May-June 2022 | Class Notes

Pictured above from left to right: Hattie Kronsberg Wallen ’91, Helen Ravenel Hammond ’96, Jenni Nelson Luckie ’91, Curry Henderson Smoak ’94, Katharine S. Good ’90, Jamye Horres Hurteau ’91, Mandy Carson Davis ’94, and Sallie H. Thomas ’87 gathered at Sea Island Yacht Club in June.  

Lynn Orvin Kornya ’69 writes that her granddaughter Elizabeth Hebert will be a rising first grader in the 2022-2023 school year. This makes her a third generation AH girl. Lynn and Elizabeth’s mother Caroline Kornya Hebert ’01 are thrilled – Go Purples!

Wedding Announcements

Katherine Morrison Boggs ’09 married Morrow Boggs of Charlotte, NC on May 14, 2022 in Cashiers, NC.

In Memoriam

Sara Devine Townsend ’48 | May 8, 2022

Tina Rutledge Edwards ’49 | May 27, 2022

Deborah Uzzell Saari ’52 | February 11, 2022

Lee Renfrew Wallace ’59 | June 16, 2022

Mary Ellis Staats ’61 | June 17, 2022

Claudia Coleman Dunlap ’66 | June 2, 2022

Mary E. W. Fernau ’69 | May 17, 2022

April 2022 | Class Notes

Pictured above from left to right: Members of Ashley Hall’s Class of 1991, 1992, 2002, 2010 and 2017 gathered Friday, April 22 prior to Alumnae Weekend.  

Nancy Morton Dawson ’57 writes that in the last year, she has had a few health problems so she now goes to dialysis 3 times a week. Her son and daughter live nearby, so she sees them and her grandsons often, which always brightens her day. 

Ellen T. Willingham ’67 and her little dog (Miss Chevillette) have recently moved to The Presbyterian Home in Summerville. It is a lovely and peaceful place. They are happy!

Langdon Edmunds Oppermann ’70 was featured on Preservation Forsyth’s Facebook Page during Women’s History Month in March, which highlighted some of the dedicated women currently working in preservation in Forsyth County, NC. The full article can be viewed here.

Jeanne McIntosh Rietzke ’87 has a new children’s book coming out. This enchanting story follows a newly hatched, green sea turtle on her journey as she makes her way south to warmer waters. As she learns from other creatures, she becomes the painted turtle. Caroline, The Painted Turtle; The Journey Begins, will capture children’s imaginations as they learn to accept differences of color. In the second book, Life in Key West, Caroline is living around Key West and is teaching other creatures to accept different feelings. Jeanne has written and illustrated a series of children’s books that focus on Carolina Beach, NC and Key West, FL: Caroline, The Painted Turtle. Jeanne learned to paint with watercolor from E de May Smith at Ashley Hall! Jeanne graduated from The University of South Carolina, Columbia, with a degree in Fine Art. Her colorful watercolors have won numerous awards and sold nationally and internationally since the 1990’s. She currently lives in Wilmington, NC with her husband Dick and their 6 cats. Her books are available on Amazon, Books-a-Million and Barnes & Noble. 

Brooks Harken ’06 was awarded the Cathy Holden Excellence in Program Leadership Award at this year’s Visionserve Alliance Executive Leadership Conference in Tampa, FL in April 2022. The Cathy Holden Excellence in Program Leadership Award honors a high-level employee of a member organization who has made an impact on, contribution to, or led staff in the pursuit of organizational excellence. Brooks currently serves as the Chief Programs Officer at the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Charleston, SC. PQV Brooks!

Bailey Horn ’15 was recently featured on U.S. Army’s website for her help with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Charleston District GIS Team. Bailey first connected with USACE during her senior year at Ashley Hall through her senior capstone project, where she studied the meaning of leadership and what it takes to be an effective leader. The full article can be viewed here.

Wedding Announcements

Paris Evans King ’10 married Paul King in September 2021. 

In Memoriam

Kit Noble Small ’41 | September 29, 2021

Joannie Carbiener Hottinger ’54 | March 8, 2022

Peggy L. Pearson ’61 | April 4, 2022

March 2022 | Class Notes

Pictured above from left to right: Members of Ashley Hall’s Class of 1973 Kate Stillman, Melaina Pate, Lee Davis Todman, Ansley Hassel Boggs, Beverly Stoney Johnson, Harriet Stimson Gatter, Tina Edwards Mayland, Eva Ravenel, Mary deSaussure Cutler, Helen Read Bertrand, Caroline Myers Bailey, Peggy Johnson Archambault, Heidi Whaley, and Holly Nicholson Brinton. 

Alston Osgood Wolf 59 writes that daughter, Alston 2, lives in Asheville tutoring middle-schooler math, while both of her sons are in college, one a Freshman at George Washington while Oliver is a senior at Elon. Chisolm plays pool as an amateur at the national level and also plays a “bar game” called Golden Tee in which he also recently qualified for their nationals, coming in at the middle of the pack, very respectful finish!

Class of ’73 alumnae gathered together for lunch in Charleston, many seeing each other for the first time since their last reunion. Present at the luncheon (and pictured above) were the following: Kate Stillman, Melaina Pate, Lee Davis Todman, Ansley Hassel Boggs, Beverly Stoney Johnson, Harriet Stimson Gatter, Tina Edwards Mayland, Eva Ravenel, Mary deSaussure Cutler, Helen Read Bertrand, Caroline Myers Bailey, Peggy Johnson Archambault, Heidi Whaley, and Holly Nicholson Brinton. *Not pictured but also in attendance were Sanna Prause & Ginny Snipes.  

Mary Crawford Guerry ’03 and her husband Glynn live in Mount Pleasant with their 2 children, Frances (5) and Crawford (3). Mary took a new job with MUSC as their Annual Giving Programs Manager in November 2021.

Virginia P. Herbert ’08 has a new job as Event Services Coordinator at Penn Live, the University of Pennsylvania. She previously held a similar position at Stanford University. Amanda Griffith ’72 (her mother) is thrilled that she is back on the right coast!

Birth Announcements:

Margaret Anne Florence Siachos ’97 and her husband, Peter Siachos, welcomed a baby boy, Theodore Peter Siachos on June 29, 2020. Theodore was born in Charleston after Margaret Anne and her family left New York for six months during the height of the pandemic. She gave birth at MUSC where she was taken care of by fellow alumna Nurse Katy Cohen Decker ’98!

Kathleen Hay Hagood ’06 welcomed a second baby boy named Henry Hay Hagood on February 22, 2022. 

Kathryn Widman Hatcher ’06 and her husband, Hunter Hatcher welcomed another boy, Landon Hunter Hatcher on August 24, 2021. Big brother Grayson (3 years old) is delighted! Landon is the fourth grandchild of Dale Poulnot ’73 and the fourth great-grandchild of Joan Poulnot ’48.

In Memoriam:

Amy Suter Wilson ’40 | March 11, 2022

Lark Pickett Palma ’67 | March 12, 2022

Virginia DeWitt Zemp “Ginny” ’79 | February 7, 2022

February 2022 | Class Notes

Peg Rivers Eastman 58 has a new book being published by Evening Post Book. She also helped initiate the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project at Patriots Point.

Carolyn Halloran Cunha 58 is living in Ashby Ponds, a retirement community in Ashburn, Virginia.

Mally Armstrong Trzeciak 61 writes that her daughter has moved around the corner from them in Daytona Beach. Her grandson is studying engineering at UCF and her granddaughter is a high school freshman. Daytona Beach is open and welcoming tourists. Mally lived in Huntsville AL for 34 years and sang in a church choir. She saw Cub Baumeister before Covid, and reports that Cub sings with a shape note group which travels and performs beautifully near Mally’s summer farm in Floyd County Virginia.

Elaine Berol Taylor 66 writes that after two years thanks to Covid, she hoped to be with sons and their children this Christmas! She and husband Scott took our annual trip to Kenya and Tanzania after not being able to in 2020. Despite Scott having major health problems after a botched back surgery, they both felt it was the best trip ever! It was magical!

Caroline James Williamson 70 writes that sons James and Charles Williamson are both engaged to wonderful girls.

Missy Craver Schenck ’71 was recently elected as President of the Historic Flat Rock Board of Trustees. She is writing for four publications including the Charleston Mercury. She has published one book and is the Executive Director of Green River Preserve.

Anne Smith Hutson 77 and Sallie S. Hutson 13 are excited to announce the start of their new business Anne’s Charleston Cheese Biscuits. They write, “Our biscuits are packaged in a cute tube with a ribbon and can be ordered by mail or through local delivery! 

Melissa Fuller Brown 83 writes that her daughter, Ellen Hudson Howard ‘12 is expecting her second child in May 2022.

Betsy Wallace Kennedy 91 has worked as a labor and delivery nurse at East Cooper since 1997 and has enjoyed caring for many fellow Ashley Hall alumnae over the years when they have delivered at East Cooper, alongside OB doctor, Dr. Katie Schuh White ‘88. 

Jennie W. Brooks 97 writes that Longevity Fitness is expanding across the street from Ashley Hall. Come check it out! Special introductory offer for Alumnae.

Krista L. Koenig 00 passed the South Carolina Bar Exam last year (2021) and is an Associate Attorney at Knight & Whittington, LLC.

Rebecca (Becky) N. Zaro 03 just completed her first year as the Early Childhood Center Director at Delaware County Christian School in Devon, PA. Despite the trying year, the division was able to remain on campus for the full school year and enrollment has increased significantly for next year! Becky and her husband Matt are also excited to be welcoming their 3rd daughter in December 2021. They have three beautiful daughters Molly Reid Zaro (3 1/2) and Emma Grace Zaro (1 1/2) and newborn Helen Ann Zaro.

Elizabeth Royall Darby 05 is the new owner of Wonder Works Toys. Elizabeth has been with the toy store for 25 years.

Sarah E. Simpson 15, a 2018 graduate of Clemson University, received her Master’s degree in Public Health (summa cum laude) from Georgia State University (ATL) in May 2021. She has been named a Dean and IMSD scholar and awarded a full scholarship (with stipend) to attend the College of Graduate Studies at the Medical University of SC (MUSC) to pursue doctoral studies toward her Ph.D. degree in Epidemiology. PQV!

Wedding Announcements:

Caroline H. Gregorie ’12 married Charlie Bennett with a reception at Ashley Hall on Saturday, December 18, 2021.

Morgan  Schweers ’13 married Cristian Widenhouse with a reception at Ashley Hall on Saturday, January 1, 2022.

Birth Announcements:

Joan Hussey Marler ’66 welcomed her first grandchild, Dean William, on August, 20, 2021.

Erin Stevens ’01 and Rutledge Baker welcomed Frances Caldwell Baker in June of 2021.

Danielle Hershon Stunzi ’02 welcomed a baby girl, Scarlett, in May of 2021. 

Callie S. Osborne ’06 and husband Adam Pearlman welcomed their first child, Gustav Osborne Pearlman (Gus), on March 23, 2021. Callie will join Prisma Health Internal Medicine Northeast in Columbia, SC as an internist August 2021. She would be delighted and honored to care for any Ashley Hall alum or family in the Columbia area!

Boykin Foxworth Anderson ’08 welcomed the birth of Heyward Boykin Elizabeth Anderson on July 16, 2021.

Jacey A. Edwards ’09 and fiance Ben Begelman welcomed their first son Barontyn Kenneth Begelman on January 19, 2022.

McNair Somheil ’09 and husband Christopher welcomed the birth of their first child, daughter Camelia Rhodes Somheil Dec. 23, 2020.

In Memoriam:

Mordenai Raisin Hirsch ’34 on December 25, 2021. 

Effie Siegling Bowers ’38 on January 19, 2022.   

Kimmie Kimball Matthews ’41 on May 26, 2021.  

Zoa Wade Winter ’43 on January 31, 2019.

Anne Springs Close ’43 on August 20, 2021.  

Cordelia Lambert Stites ’43 on July 14, 2021. 

Doris Procter Bason ’44 on July 12, 2021. 

Rhoda Treherne-Thomas ’44 on December 4, 2021.   

Mary Wilcox Horlbeck ’47 on July 13, 2021.   

Annie Lou Waldo Furrer ’47 on January 6, 2022. 

Joyce Taft Kimbrell ’51 on May 25, 2021.   

Marie Hicks Smoak ’52 on September 15, 2021.  

Shirley Orvin Munn ’53 on December 22, 2020. 

Belle Turner Lynch ’57 on May 13, 2021.  

Nancy Thompson Barnwell ’65 on October 11, 2021.  

Nicki Calhoun Truluck ’69 passed away on November 28, 2021.

Angie Sloan Avinger ’70 on July 10, 2021.  

Louisa Dowling Davis ’72 on January 9, 2022.

Katesy M. Watson ’81 on January 7, 2022.  

June 2021 | Class Notes

Pictured above from left to right: Members of Ashley Hall’s Class of 1961 Eleanor Hastie Parker, Sally McCrady Hubbard, Marion Rivers Cato, and Molly Drayton Osteen gather to celebrate their 60th reunion

Sarah Mahony Ford-Rijswijk ’50 writes that her husband Tony passed away on August 23, 2020.

Class of 1961 alumnae Eleanor Hastie Parker, Sally McCrady Hubbard, Marion Rivers Cato, and Molly Drayton Osteen (pictured) celebrated the actual 60th anniversary of their Class on May 28.

Missy Craver Schenck ’71 writes, “Pandemic times have reinvented me as a writer – now publishing monthly in Charleston Mercury, weekly in Flat Rock Together. Monthly for St. John’s in the Wilderness – 2 books in the works.

Susan James Mayer ’73 writes, “The past October we lost our mother, Caroline, who loved Ashley Hall. Blessedly, this loss was preceded by the birth of her great-granddaughter Vonnie, by 4 days. Also good news, I had a short story published in the anthology Ghost Stories of Shepherdstown, and our home was featured in the Dec. issue of Log and Timber Home Living magazine!

Anne Darby Parker ’78 writes that her son Darby and his wife Danielle announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia, on March 18, 2021.

In Memoriam:

Elizabeth Hays Terry ’53 on December 29, 2020.

Ann Swinton Townsend ’61 of Wadmalaw Island on February 28, 2021.

Lois Thayer Fair ’62 on June 2, 2021.

March 2021 | Class Notes

Paula Bogel Lantz ’60 saw Linda “Dolly” Shewmaker ’61 and her 101-year-old mother being interviewed in CNN/MSNBC coverage of the snow and ice (and water and heat) problems in Dallas in mid-February. They had come to a warming building for shelter and assistance. Dolly was Paula’s roommate her first year at Ashley Hall, and they had been friends before that. Paula contacted Alice Voss Gaines ’61, who later roomed with Dolly, in search of Dolly’s email address. She would love to be able to contact Dolly and say hello, especially during the COVID and winter storm disasters.

Alice Voss Gaines ’61 writes, “My current interests include reading, traveling, planning the renovations for our new-to-us house in Wilmington, NC, and playing with our four grandchildren.”

Susan Smith Perry ’73 has retired as SEMC Executive Director.

Anne (Smith) Hutson ’77 and Sallie S. Hutson ’13 are excited to announce the start of their new business Anne’s Charleston Cheese Biscuits. They write, “Our biscuits are packaged in a cute tube with a ribbon and can be ordered by mail or through local delivery! PQV The Cheese Biscuit Team!!”

Lori Banov Kaufmann ’77 has written the historical novel Rebel Daughter, which has recently been published by Penguin Random House. Based on a true story, it tell the story of a young woman who braves everything to protect her family and find love.

Biz Rivers ’78 got remarried in the summer of 2020 and is updating her last name.

Laura Cole ’00 received her MBA from The Citadel in August 2020. She also started a new job at MUSC as their Senior Engagement Consultant in the Patient Experience Department.

Sallie S. Hutson ’13 got engaged to her high school sweetheart Chappell Price. She and Anne (Smith) Hutson ’77 are excited to announce the start of their new business Anne’s Charleston Cheese Biscuits. They write, “Our biscuits are packaged in a cute tube with a ribbon and can be ordered by mail or through local delivery! PQV The Cheese Biscuit Team!!”

Wedding Announcements:

Eleanor S. Harris ’03 married Grant Alexander Campbell Harris in Salem, Massachusetts, on June 5, 2020. They plan to celebrate with friends and family next year.

Eliza Chase Harrigan Lesko ’10 married Ryan Andrew Lesko on November 23, 2019.

Haleigh Foster Sullivan ’11 married Jack Sullivan in Sorrento, Italy, at a private villa atop a cliff overlooking the Gulf of Naples on June 4, 2019.

Death Announcements:

Anne Clay Blanton Oldham ’58 on December 14, 2020.

Irene W. Croft, Jr. ’61 of Smyrna, GA on February 23, 2021.

January 2021 | Class Notes

Liz McGraw Severence ’53 writes, “I’m living in Caterbury Court, a wonderful retirement home. It’s wonderful! I talk with Anne Melton every week by telephone.”

Kitty Bryan Forbes ’57 writes, “I lost my husband, Walter Forbes, of 58 years last February, just before the Covid-19 lockdown. Thanks to many old friends who reached out to me.”

Bebe Anderson Hennessy ’63 writes, “Our son, William Bishop Hennessy, was married on October 10, 2020 to Katelyn T. Rayle.”

Sherrie F. Whittemore ’64 is enjoying retirement and works as a StilMee Alzheimer Coach.

Jane Gregg Pulling ’65 writes, “Moved to our mountain House last year to downsize after my husband’s death. It’s beautiful and peaceful. Literally on top of a mountain. The perfect spot to live out this horrible pandemic. May it end soon. Also looking forward to seeing my first great grandson in person. We have FaceTimed, but that’s not the same as holding that little cutie.”

Bambi Dobbins Martin ’65 writes, “Staying home during Covid has been such a bummer! We did add a sun porch and filled it with my grandmother’s then mother’s furniture. Love it! So excited the school will be boarding again!”

Lucy Sanders Wilson ’66 writes, “So enjoyed reconnecting with you at our last reunion.   Thankful to report that I still keep up with Ray Wannamaker Sabalis, Fielding Clark Gallivan, and my old roomie, Shipley Dunn Jenkins. Ashley Hall purple runneth deep. My oldest grandchild (I have 9????) is a freshman at UNC Chapel Hill, and as soon as I told Shipley she jumped right in to give her a home away from home and lots of love. She and Joe have retired in Chapel Hill. My youngest Mary Oliver Wilson (18 months), daughter of Cooper and Mary Mac Wilson live in Charleston, and I am doing all I can to have them choose Ashley Hall. Bunt (yes same Bunt I had a crush on at AH) and I celebrated 50 last year and live in Sumter. He is still practicing law, and I am playing playing playing with the grandchildren. Life is good, and I am blessed. Love to everybody in ’66.”

Elaine Berol Taylor ’66 writes, “Because of Covid we have not gone anywhere, postponing our annual trip to Tanzania and Kenya to next fall. Our miniature horses have kept me busy. We had one born at 16″ the smallest one ever!! She is 19″ at ten months. My orchids also have taken a lot of time. There are podcasts and virtual judging as well. Our grandkids are growing so fast which we are able to share, thanks to Facetime. Our granddaughter Lilly is a teenager turning 13 this month.”

Jane G. Gambrell ’68 is enjoying retirement on the beach!!

Mary W. Anderson ’68 writes, “I retired from the practice of law in 2018. Was volunteering with my dog for pet therapy at a hospital and a nursing home, but sadly this is on hold now due to covid.”

Sally Hawk Gibson ’71 is having her first baby granddaughter born on October 6, 2020. “Something positive in a difficult year!”

Wedding Announcements:

Olivia Hipp ’10 and Jon Black were married on December 19, 2020 at Saint Philips Church with a small, family reception at home.

Charlotte Williams ’10 and Henry Grimball were married on November 21, 2020.

Death Announcements:

Rhea Sanders Rabinovich ’41 on June 9, 2020.

Harriet “Harry” Zinneman Levy ’44 on December 22, 2020.

Joyce Ruus Martin ’51 on November 20, 2020.

Margaret Richards Breeden ’52 on December 20, 2020.

Elizabeth “Betty” Morton Crute ’53 on February 7, 2020.

Eleanor Gaillard Rogers ’56 on November 15, 2020.

Loti Kennedy Dunn ’58 on December 19, 2020.

Mary Elliott Ball Graham ’62 on November 6, 2020.

Jane Gottschalg Wolper ’62 of Charleston on December 2, 2020.

November 2020 | Class Notes

Jane Gregg Pulling ’65 writes, “Moved to our mountain house in Saluda, NC after losing my husband in 2019.”

Wedding Announcements:

Jennifer Ann Reilly Campbell ’05 married Austin Campbell on September 5, 2020.

Marianna “Mini” Hay Avant ’09 married Stephen Walker Avant II on June 27, 2020.

Death Announcements:

Winston Smith Thornhill ’75 of Mount Pleasant on September 27, 2020.

September 2020 | Class Notes

Neva Johnson Herrington ’44 has published her 4th book of poetry titled Among the Absent (Finishing Line Press), 2019.

Kay Haselden Chandler ’61 writes that she and her husband headed for their cabin in western NC in mid-March to avoid exposure to Covid. They are still there except for brief intervals in Charleston, enjoying their huge garden and the many miles of trails including the Appalachian Trail nearby. Their Westie is enjoying swimming in the streams. Her daughter lives in London, and Kay has had to cancel two trips to see her. She challenges us to stay fit so we can resume normal activities and travel when the time comes.

Sally McCrady Hubbard ’61 also had to cancel a trip in the spring to hike a third section of the Camino de Santiago, this one in southern France, ending in the area of prehistoric cave paintings. With a credit on Delta soon to expire, she and her hiking friend are considering another trip to France or Spain probably in the fall of 2021, as next spring may be too soon in this unpredictable disaster. Sally’s granddaughter Margaret, a theatre major at Carnegie Mellon, managed to direct three plays this summer from home, in Fort Worth, Seattle, and Los Angeles, thanks to the magic of Zoom. Sally worried about her college career being interrupted, but Margaret seems able to rise to any challenge. She writes: As the old Episcopal hymn says, “new occasions teach new duties.” Old dogs can learn new tricks! We are all learning to do new things. Be safe, my 1961 friends.

Helen Croft Holliday ’70 is a retired teacher and CEO of Sun-Kap-Kap LLC. She enjoys hiking, riding, birding, and yoga.

Eugenia “Gigi” Goggins Fain ’88 has published three books of poetry this year: Musings: Poetic Echoes, The Winter Years, and Poetry in Motion, all found on Amazon. The Winter Years is dedicated to Mary Ellen MacGregor ’62, her teacher and mentor.

Laura Dukes Beck ’89 was sworn in as a Charleston County Magistrate yesterday. She writes: Not sure how many AH grads have become judges, and I am curious if you know? Thanks!

Jennie W. Brooks ’97 writes: My business, Longevity Fitness Charleston (across the street from Ashley Hall), recently expanded and opened a new Club floor for working out independently. We also have a Recovery Lounge with infrared sauna and zerogravity massage chair. Currently offering virtual training and classes.

Elizabeth Weeks McCrary ’08 is living in Atlanta and is working for Home Depot. She was married to Chad McCrary of Albany, GA. in November of 2019 at the Legare-Waring House at CTL.

Julia R. Brown ’13 graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy this May. She was also recognized by receiving the Interprofessional Award due to her efforts in collaborating with other health professions at USC. She writes: Thank you to Ashley Hall for helping to develop my leadership potential and communication skills! I will be moving back to the Charleston area working as a pharmacist for CVS.

Mena H. Kerrison ’16 was named the salutatorian of Sewanee’s class of 2020. She is a chemistry major.

Wedding Announcements:

Marianne Moseley Sutherland ’04 married Rives Sutherland on December 14, 2019 at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, 53 Meeting Street in Charleston.

Elizabeth Weeks McCrary ’08 married Chad McCrary of Albany, GA. in November of 2019 at the Legare-Waring House at CTL.

 Ashley Jackson Rupp ’08 married Peter Rupp on August 8 and looks forward to celebrating further after quarantine.

Patricia A. Wellborn ’11 was married to Patrick Wellborn on July 25, 2020 in Charleston. They now live in Chapel Hill, NC.

 Birth Announcements:

Courtney Parades Plotner ’00 and husband Jeff welcomed their third son, Tucker Harrison Plotner, on May 15, 2020. Tucker joins brothers Judson (4) and Barnes (2).

Ellen Hudson Howard ’12 gave birth to her first child on May 8, 2020. His name is Hamer Todd Willoughby Howard.

Death Announcements:

Anna (Nancy) Ravenel Parker Barnwell ’38 of Charleston on July 25, 2020.

Patricia (Patty) Mengedoht Ball ’53 on June 24, 2020.

Mary (Sissy) Cogswell Cannon Goodale ’56 on July 8, 2020.

Caroline T. Leland ’66 of Charleston on March 23, 2020.

Emmeline H. Kinsman ’79 of Bath, UK on April 9, 2020.

 Felicia Chisolm Wardlaw Sperr ’79 of Charleston on September 2, 2020.

April 2020 | Class Notes

Mickey Kronsberg Rosenblum ’63 was re-elected to the History Commission of the City of Charleston and elected as Treasurer for the Jewish Historical Society.

Amelia (Amy) E. Jenkins ’82 has been named the first Executive Director of the Junior League of Charleston (JLC). She is a former JLC President and current Sustaining member. Amy joined the Junior League in 1990 and has held many leadership positions including President from 2005-2006. Since 2008, Amy has continued to serve as a Sustaining member of JLC. In 2012, Amy joined Ashley Hall, an all-girls day school, as Director of Admissions, before becoming Director of Alumna Relations and Planned Giving as well as Director of Programs and Special Projects. Amy is a graduate of the University of the South; Sewanee, Tennessee and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. “I am honored to be selected as the first Executive Director of the Junior League of Charleston, Inc. I credit my Junior League membership and training with providing me the skills and opportunities to develop women and the Charleston community. The Junior League and her members have been improving the community for over 96 years; it is my privilege to give back to the JLC and lead her next evolution of growth and community impact as Executive Director,” Amy commented. Beth Bailey, President of the Junior League of Charleston, writes, “I am thrilled to announce that Amy Jenkins has accepted the position as the JLC’s first Executive Director. As our hiring committee members commented at the June Board of Directors meeting, Amy’s qualifications, along with her passion for the League and experience in banking, fundraising, and non-profit work, met all of what we were looking for in this new role. We welcome Amy onboard in this exciting time as we begin to plan for the JLC’s 100-year celebration.”

Ashley N. Martin ’12 is currently thriving at Disney, having recently taken on more responsibilities in the company. In addition to being a Strategy and Operations Analyst for Disneyland and Walt Disney World, she is also a Disney Media Representative opening new attractions and experiences, and joining Team Wildlife with the Disney Conservation Fund focusing on conservation efforts.

Ellinor Walters ’13 began a new role with North Sails as the Global Comms and Content Producer in Newport Rhode Island!

Birth Announcements:

Kelsey K. Lipscomb ’97 delivered her third child, Sabrina, via emergency double surgery in July. After two weeks in the NICU Sabrina went home to her brother (Gideon), sister (Tabitha), and father (John) in the Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Death Announcements:

Lynn Stoddard Roes ’49 of Summerville on January 29, 2020. 

Louise Mettler Blumenthal ’63 of Massachusetts on February 07, 2020. 

Caroline Simons Finnerty ’77 of Charleston on February 23, 2020.

January 2020 | Class Notes

Ashley Hall Alumnae Class Notes | January 2020

Laurel Gale Stewart ’50 retired from psychotherapy practice, contemplative prayer facilitator, Associate of the Order of the Holy Cross.

Kitty Bryan Forbes ’57 and her husband Walter are celebrating their 58th anniversary in December along with the December wedding of a grandson. As one of the founding families, they celebrate the AIM Center’s 30th anniversary in Chattanooga. The Center provides education, job training, and life skills for those with serious mental illness.

Kay Haselden Chandler ’61 has completed her 10th Richmond, Virginia Half Marathon. All in all she has completed 19 full marathons including Boston, London, New York, Chicago, Berlin, Geneva, and Edinburgh, and countless half marathons. This from a classmate who was very un-athletic at Ashley Hall! Jim and Kay divide their time between Mr. Pleasant and Banner Elk, North Carolina where they have a second home, and they often hike on the Appalachian Trail.

Sally McCrady Hubbard ‘61 who was un-athletic at Ashley Hall—so they kindly let her take ballet rather than play sports—is brushing up on high school French and preparing to walk a third section of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. This section is entirely in France, starting at Le Puy and ending in the southwest region of the prehistoric cave paintings. About 120 miles, in May.

Betsy M. Rockhill ’65 has a daughter Sophie Sergiadis who is living in Charleston and working with hydroponic farms, Vertical Roots.

Kathy Sherrill Slattery ’65 has two grandsons and a wedding in 2019!

Linda Leonard Collins ’67 and her husband have lived in Charleston for about 5 years now. We moved to be closer to our older son and his wife and 2 sons. They live in Carolina Park in Mount Pleasant. Our younger son and his family have recently moved to Nexton in Summerville. They also have 2 little boys. It is wonderful having our family so close by!

Lynn Foskett Pierson ’68 has been chosen as one of nine recipients of the 2019/20 Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist Grant. This is the third year the award has been offered through the arts council of Pinellas County, Florida. The award goes to Pinellas artists crossing all disciplines. It includes a stipend, mentoring, workshops in marketing and other art related business needs, community outreach through blogs and panel discussions, and culminates with an exhibition of new works created during the grant period. Produced with the support of Creative Pinellas, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners

Caroline James Williamson ’70 and Keith have a son, James, who is a journalist in New York. Our youngest son, Charles, lives in Vermont. We enjoy the North Carolina mountains and the South Carolina beaches.

Jane Stoney Cook ’74 has a granddaughter Hazel Cook and another due 12/15/19.

Maria DeGuzman ’82 published a third scholarly book. This latest one is titled—Understanding John Rechy (University of South Carolina Press, 2019)

Caroline C. Sinkler ’84 has a business, Frametastic that will be turning 30 this coming May 7 2020. So I want to thank all of my Frametastic supporters!

Katie L. Perez–Phillips ’07 and her husband Rubén announced the birth of their son, Rubén James Perez-Phillips on November 1, 2019!

Victoria Owsley ’16 was a 2019 graduate of Loyola University New Orleans

November 2019 | Class Notes

Constance Stoney Mason ’46 visited Charleston in October and toured campus! She enjoyed showing her daughter and three of her granddaughters where she went to school!

Adrienne Holman Anderson ’56 is a minister of Fork Presbyterian Church in Fork, South Carolina. She is married to Lyn Anderson who is also a minister of First Baptist Church in Lake View.

Kathy Styer Weitzel ’64 has lived in Bluffton, South Carolina for three years now. She enjoys volunteering at the Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Vance Bonner ’68 has been teaching posture and flexibility for 46 years later: #TheVanceStame.com! She will be in Bend, Oregon through the spring and Frederick, Maryland (greater Washington, DC) after that.

Emily Small Ramsay ’71 recently celebrated her daughter, Mary Barnwell Ramsay ’98, marriage to David Ludwick on October 26, 2019.

Annie Guerard Coletta ’77 recently won a very competitive race for a Flat Rock Village Council seat. Congratulations Annie!

Maria DeGuzman ’82 won a prestigious teaching award at UNC-CH. Every year, UNC Chapel Hill recognizes faculty, staff and students for outstanding teaching and this year Maria won the Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction in the comparative literature department.

Wedding Announcements:

Lisa Collins Cole ’77 married on May 25, 2019

Mary B. Ramsay ’98 married David Ludwick on October 26, 2019.

Jessica McDowell Painter ’13 married husband Jonathan Painter on June 29, 2019. They now live in Greer, South Carolina.

Birth Announcements:

Boykin Foxworth Anderson ’08 and her husband Thomas Anderson welcomed Thomas Chiles Anderson on September 21, 2019.

Ellen Neff Hassell ’06 and her husband Fleetwood welcomed Mary Neil Hassell into the world on September 3, 2019.

Jane Werrell Prevost  ’06 welcomed Charles Connelly Prevost, Jr. on August 21, 2019.

Katie Perez-Phillips ’07 and her husband Ruben announced the birth of their son, Rubén James Perez-Phillips, on November 1, 2019.

September 2019 | Class Notes

Ashley Hall School | Charleston, SC

Hazel Jackson Montgomery ’54 husband Bill passed away in June. He lived with Alzheimer’s for 7 long years. Hazel recently welcomed her 5th great grand child on August 25 and looks forward to her granddaughter’s wedding in Charlottesville, VA this December. At this point in life it seems as if she goes to funerals once or twice a week. She says that, “God has to make room on earth for all this new generation”. Finally, she welcomed Hazel Anne Sausaman born on December 30, 2018. 

Nancy Morton Dawson ’57 is living in her family home in Westport (the house is 310). She has been a widow for 7 years now. Her last grandchild Jeb Brown graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy in June. 

Marshall Jupp Moore ’58 is a great grandmother to an adorable 4 year old boy. Her grandson a doctor in Denver, Co. 

Martha Zeigler Tucker ’58 has two grandchildren who just graduated from James Island Charter School. Her grandson is going to the University of South Carolina and her granddaughter will attend West Point in the Fall. Both are very good looking of course! 

DeeDee Geraty Squires ’66 recently downsized and moved to a smaller home. She now hopes to sell her beautiful former home: a classic Georgian here in St. Joseph, MO.

On August 28, 2019 Frederica Mathewes-Green ’70 was awarded a D. Litt. (honoris causa) by King University in Bristol, TN. She was honored to be recognized for all of the writing she has done (10 books and 800 essays, columns, and reported pieces, and reviews). She was a regular commentator on National Public Radio for awhile and her writing work led to speaking invitations, which she has enjoyed very much (about 600 speaking events, in North America, Europe, and Australia). It also led to media interest, and she has been interviewed about 750 times, for TV, radio, print, and the Internet. Frederica has had a wonderful career that is highly enjoyable, and is am grateful for the excellent education she received at Ashley Hall. Miss Elizabeth Keith was a great influence, and she was able to visit her a couple of times, after her retirement, on her family farm in Virginia. She and her husband, Gary have 3 adult children, all married, and 14 grandchildren. Gary retired in 2018 from the church he founded, near Baltimore. Recently, they moved to the town of Johnson City, TN, where one of their sons is a pastor and are enjoying more time with the grandkids.

Leize Schirmer ’73 is a retired survey technician. She enjoys bible study fellowship, keeping up with her grandchildren on her 2 acres of land as well as house and pet sitting.

Ginny Zemp ’79 recently accepted a new job as Director of Historic Camden. She’ll be moving sometime this fall.

Anne A. Kirkland ’80 is moving from northern New Hampshire, where she has been teaching elementary school for the past 14 years, to Charlottesville, VA where she will be teaching 2nd grade in the upcoming school year.  

Nancy Bird Platt ’84 was selected for a Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. She was honored this summer in Washington, D.C. Congratulations Nancy – PQV! 

Caroline Hairston Watson ’90 enjoys gardening, exercise, and children! 

Ann E. Rice Ervin ’02 is one of the proud owners of a Charleston bridal boutique, Maddison Row South. Ann and her mom, Lisa, are the owners and recently merged two stores (Southern Protocol Bridal and Maddison Row) to create Maddison Row South. They also moved to 8 Vanderhorst Street. They are proud to offer 15% off to all Ashley Hall graduates for bridal and debutante gowns. Learn more about at www.maddisonrowsouth.com or follow them on social media. 

Cameron Widman Leyh ’03 and Justin welcomed a baby boy named Barrett Richard Leyh on August 23, 2019. 

Ellen Neff Hassell ’06 and her husband, Fleetwood, welcomed a baby girl named Mary Neil Hassell on September 3, 2019. 

Jane Werrell Prevost ’06 and her husband welcomed a baby boy named Charles Connelly Prevost, Jr. born on August 21, 2019. 

Celeste L. Jilich ’10 recently graduated from MUSC as a Doctor of Medicine. She was the only student to speak during the graduation ceremony and was the recipient of two prestigious awards.

Ellinor Walters ’13 currently lives in San Francisco writing for Sail GP Magazine. Click here to check out one of her recent articles. 

Bailey A. Horn ’15 graduated from College of Charleston in May ’19 with a B.S. in Marine Biology, she decided to work for a study abroad program called the Marine Science and Nautical Training Academy, or MANTA for short. MANTA is a non-profit education and research organization that offers students, ages 16-21, a live-aboard sailing experience. The students become fully immersed in the culture and natural beauty of the British Virgin Islands as they spend two weeks sailing through the archipelago. Students also explore the tropical marine environment and coral reef ecosystem through field-based coursework and scuba diving. On board the sailing vessel Freedom, Bailey served as a crew member, teaching assistant, dive master in training, and student coordinator on board. Her daily tasks included directing student efforts to cook, clean, and sail the boat, helping students learn fish/coral/invertebrate/algae taxonomic ID, developing student research projects, such as AGRRA coral disease surveys, teaching SCUBA diving, leading dives, and repairing scuba equipment. To say the least, it was a very busy but rewarding summer. One of her favorite memories includes diving with Tolli Rosol ’20 when they dove with six big reef sharks off an island called Great Camanoe.

May 2019 | Class Notes

Ashley Hall Alumnae Class Notes | Charleston, SC

Neva Johnson Herrington ’44 has published another book, Among the Absent, New and Selected Poems, which is currently available from Finishing Line Press.  

Alston Osgood Wolf ’59 is enjoying the class contact and news due to the 1959 Reunion this year. Staying very busy–oldest grandson started Elon this fall–it seems like a great fit.

Kay Haselden Chandler ’61 completed the “End Breast Cancer” Marathon in Jacksonville, Florida in February and the Cooper River Bridge Run in April!

Stanley Smith Reahard ’64 and her husband enjoy splitting their time between Summerville and the Isle of Palms, plus Leland, Michigan in the summer. And then traveling in their “Rockstar bus” wherever and whenever the spirit moves them!

Nancy Bird Platt ’84 has been selected for a Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. She will be honored on July 25, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Congratulations Nancy–PQV!

Beth Reines Wheeler ’93 Charleston native and Ashley Hall Alum, (pen name Beth Carsen) and her daughter recently wrote a book compilation of prose, poetry and photography. Living with Grace: Its Not all Puppies and Rainbows, speaks to inter-personal relationships and touches every cycle of a woman’s life from love and life to death and reflection. It contains original artwork and photography from the Charleston/Lowcountry region but also from around the world. Beth is excited to have her book available in the Ashley Hall library with other esteemed published graduates. The book can be found on Amazon and at most bookstores. Beth currently lives in Clayton, MO with her daughter and son and enjoys frequent visits back to Charleston.

Kathleen Hay Hagood ’06 and Andrew welcomed a baby boy named James Camp Hagood on April 16, 2019. 

Celeste Jilich ’10 will be graduating from MUSC as a Doctor of Medicine. She will be the only student speaking. Then there is an Awards Ceremony at St. Luke’s Chapel with reception where she is winning 2 awards. The Dean of the College has asked to hood Celeste himself.

Ellinor Walters ’13 is in San Francisco this week working with Sail GP magazine–click here to check out her article.

Laighton H. Cain ’15 taking an extra year at the College of Charleston to focus on art curation and performance art. She just closed her first independently produced art curation featuring multimedia creations by survivors of sexual violence who attend the College of Charleston. It was an opportunity to provide survivors with a positive platform to express themselves and to share their journeys with the public, as well as to spread awareness of this serious and crucial issue. It was a success, and following the show she was appointed to Events Chair on the founding executive board of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art Student Advisory Board, which aims to engage the CofC student body with The Halsey and contemporary art as a whole. This position, along with her art curation, has propelled her into arts management masters programs at CofC and IUAV in Venice, either which she will pursue in the fall of 2020. Laighton will also be performing in the College’s featured theatre production of The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe in Piccolo Spoleto this May! The play focuses on an all-girl soccer team. She looks forward to reconnecting with her class! She misses them all and looks forward to hearing of their successes.

March 2019 | Class Notes

Joannie Carbiener Hottinger ’54 

Fred and I celebrated he 60th wedding anniversary last year on a cruise to Alaska. We now have 6 grandchildren and 3 1/2 great grandchildren. We feel blessed for our wonderful family.

Polly Shipp Grey ’59

I was very sorry to hear of Joy & Penny’s passing. Joy and I were roommates at Ashley Hall. We had kept in touch over the years. We were both living in southern Calif in the 1970s and saw each other quite frequently. In 1979 my father and I moved back to Florida.That is where he was from, and I had been accepted to University of Florida graduate school. Joy moved to Florida while I was in Gainesville so we were back in touch and saw each again. In fact she and her oldest son came to our wedding in 1991. My husband was Barry Grey, Citadel Class of 1959.  He passed away in 2014. I retired from UF Health-Jacksonville in 2004. I was part of the ENT department as an audiologist. I will not be able to come back for our 60th. I remember well our being at the Dock Street Theater because of the rain. I love the picture of everyone who attended the 50th. I hope I can get a picture from you of our 60th. I’m really disappointed that I can’t be there. Health wise I’m in pretty good shape. I’ve survived cancer and a broken hip. So I have much to be thankful about.   

Nancy Head Thode ’59

Although I live in Connecticut, I have a house on Fripp Island which brings me to my home town of Beaufort multiple times a year. For many years I had a career as a Family Therapist and am semi-retired at this point. In my old age I’ve morphed into an actress, singer, and writer. I’ve written and produced 3 one-woman shows, including “A Southern Belle Lives to Tell” and  “Camelot Came Calling: The Fabulous 60s.” Favorite community theater roles were Daisy in “Driving Miss Daisy” and Ethel in “On Golden Pond.” I’m currently on break from acting while writing a book about my author mother, Ann Head, at the urging of the College of Charleston archivist. I’ll give a talk about her in March at the Beaufort Library, cosponsored by the Pat Conroy Literary Center. That along with some community and church volunteer work keep me busy and out of trouble. Mostly…! Irv Thode, my husband of 30 years, died 8 years ago after a long illness. I have two children and two step-children and 8 grandchildren, ages 35 to 8 years, who keep me hopping! I’ve kept in touch with Bonny Jones Gilbert, and I’m looking forward to the reunion and the opportunity to renew other friendships.

Kay Haselden Chandler ’61

Kay Haselden Chandler agrees with Sally McCrady Hubbard that we should consider having a mini class reunion at the Pig and Oyster Roasts at school in January. Kay and Jim live in Mount Pleasant and maintain an ambitious garden in their summer home in NC. They have done many segments of the Appalachian Trail. Kay says she was no athlete at school, but she’s been running for 35 years and participating in international marathons. She runs a half marathon in Richmond where her son lives. Kay visits her daughter in London and returns to Rome regularly where she formerly loved living: would you believe 25 visits since she left there in 1993?

Mally Armstrong Trzeciak ’61

Mally Armstrong Trzeciak lived in Huntsville, AL for many years but retired to Daytona Beach in 2004, where her older daughter lives around the corner. Her other daughter lives near Dallas in Lewisville TX. Mally’s grandson Austin finishes high school this May and plans to go to University of Central Florida or the University of Alabama. Her granddaughter is in the 7th grade. Mally is a member of The Embroidery Guild-Sand Dollar Chapter, and a bromeliad garden club. They live in a historic beachside district and are restoring their home and gardens.

Sally McCrady Hubbard ’61

Sally McCrady Hubbard retired to Sewanee in 2005 and takes advantage of college concerts, lectures, and the gym. She’s walked across England and done two sections of the Camino to Santiago, 110 miles each time. She’s recently resigned from three long-term volunteer commitments but continues to support a vocational school for HIV orphans in Uganda. Sally had a great visit with Molly Drayton Osteen in Augusta in January. Her son Hayne sells electronic parts globally from Fort Worth; her daughter Anna cares for heart patients in San Francisco. Granddaughter Margaret is a freshman at Carnegie Mellon. Brother John just remarried in Dallas at age 83! Brother Waring, 81, is her friend and companion in Sewanee.

Lynn Foskett Pierson ’68

On the one hand, I’m uncomfortable putting myself out there like this. On the other hand I’m pretty stoked and honored to have had this opportunity to work with Pinellas Community Foundation. Reading through Perspectives about all the wonderful accomplishments of Ashley Hall students, the exceptional programming and staff, I wanted to share that this opportunity of mine can be traced back to the confidence gained and quality of education and mission experienced havet had in my life. It takes a core desire to succeed in the individual and an environment to nurture and support that. Ashley Hall provided both to me during a time of important emotional development during family stress in my life. The effects of my time as a boarding student at Ashley Hall continue to inform my life today and, I’m quite sure, will continue to do so.

Emily D. Friedman ’72

Changing my neurosurgical practice to one more consultation-based. Spending time with teenage sons, twins. Hoping for more travel. Current interests include: Cutting horses, medical practice

Susan James Mayer ’73

Loved spending time at the 2018 reunion with old friends! Jim and I moved to “Almost Heaven” Shepherdstown, West Virginia in December. We were thrilled to welcome a grandson the month before and very much look forward to our daughter’s graduation from Hollins this May. Good-bye tuition checks!

Maura G. Hogan ’82

Shout-out to members of the Division of Marketing and Communications for receiving several CASE III Awards: Maura Hogan earned two writing awards, including the Best Article of the Year (the Grand Award!), for her wonderful story on alumna Mary Croghan Ramsay ’42, a codebreaker during WWII.

Beth Reines Wheeler ’93

Beth Reines Wheeler ’93 (pen name Beth Carsen) and her daughter recently wrote a book compilation of prose, poetry, and photography. Living with Grace: It’s Not All Puppies and Rainbows speaks to interpersonal relationships and touches every cycle of a woman’s life from love and life to death and reflection. It contains original artwork and photography from the Charleston/Lowcountry region but also from around the world. Beth is excited to have her book available in the Ashley Hall library with other esteemed published graduates. The book can be found on Amazon and at most bookstores. Beth currently lives in Clayton, MO with her daughter and son and enjoys frequent visits back to Charleston.

Drew Elizabeth Faw ’04

Hansford (Ford) Faw was born on 2/20! Big healthy boy!

Mary Lake Newton ’04

Mary Lake Newton of Charleston, SC, and John Tyler Davidson of Mt. Pleasant, SC, were married on February 2, 2019.  The six o’clock in the evening ceremony was held at St. Michael’s Church in Charleston, SC and was officiated by the Rev. Alfred T. K. Zadig, Jr. A reception followed at Hibernian Hall.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Aris Newton II of Charleston, SC; and the granddaughter of Mr. Luther Henry Adden, Jr. and the late Mrs. Elizabeth Feagin Adden, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Park Newton, Jr. She is a graduate of Ashley Hall and earned a  BS in Marketing from Clemson University. The maid of honor was Lauren Elizabeth Newton. The bride’s attendants were Leigh Davidson deHoll, Drew McKnight Faw, Elizabeth Coleman Hutchison, Lindsey Anne King, Marianne Davis Moseley, Julia Anderson Mowlajko, and Caroline Smith Passe.

Katie Tuttle ’05

Katie is planning a fall wedding to Sean Robert O’Sullivan. She received her BS in Business Administration and Master of Accounting degrees from Kenan-Flagler School of Business in Chapel Hill and attained her CPA in NC. She is currently working at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York City as the Global Banking and Markets Learning and Leadership Development Programs Manager.

Ashley N. Martin ’12

Just wanted to send an update in! I graduated with my MBA in August from The Citadel as a Legacy and I landed a Professional internship with The Walt Disney Company as a Wellness Specialist for the domestically based parks and resorts, where I am part of a team that manages the health of the 130,000 employees. I hope to join the corporate division at the end of my internship.

January 2019 | Class Notes

Dee-Dee Samet Chandler ’57 is the elected president Casa los Ninos Foundation, an organization which helps children and families. One of the organizers of Tuscon Homeless Connect which helps over 300 homeless. And on the Board of Governors of State Bar of Arizona and past president. She is the third woman president of the state bar (in 2000).

Caroline Gibbons Coker ’64 is retired from International consulting company. And is the grandmother of triplets!

Marie Ferrara McGahan ’70 daughter Emily Hollings Carley, Ashley Hall grad of 2005, and husband Paul had a son on August 22, 2018. Emily is working as a dentist in Chicago.

Ms. Shawn Myers ’72 says that Shawn, Betty Stern, Claudia Nichols, Missy Hanahan, and Lura Williams had a reunion for the first time this year. They are already looking forward and making plans for their 50th!

Gigi Goggins Fain ’88 says that Eugenia called today to let us know that she has published a new book entitled Coffeetime Tales and Poems. She has published several books prior to this most recent one and joins a growing Ashley Hall alumnae list of accomplished authors. She is having a book signing at Books on Broad in Camden in January.

Martha Middleton Wallace ’89 has opened Charleston Perspective Walking Tours. The website is www.charlestonperspective.com.

Sarah Chanler Ryan ’91 is busy in Charlotte! Loughlin is age 17. Henry is age 16. Maggie is age 13.

Emily C. Carley ’05 and her husband Paul had a son on August 22, 2018. She is working as a dentist in Chicago.

Carter Lee Johnson ’06 reports, “We had a boy 5 weeks ago – hard to believe that! George Dean Johnson IV – calling him Dean.”

Kathryn Widman Hatcher ’06 and her husband Hunter Hatcher welcomed their first child, Grayson Widman Hatcher on August 27, 2018. He was 9lbs 7oz and 22 inches! Grayson is the first grandchild of Dale Poulnot (1973) and the first great-grandchild of Joan Poulnot (1948).

November 2018 | Class Notes

Judy Webber Ross ’53 is still in therapy as an out-patient and doing much better. The orchid Ashley Hall sent her is still alive, and she sends her thanks. She hopes to never have a summer like this again!

Christina Ball Floyd ’59 is now living in Thompson Falls, Montana, in a gorgeous area of the Rocky Mountains about two hours west of Missoula. They return to the Fort Myers area in the winter.  She does not use the word “retired” because she has not really done so, thus far. They are in the last stage of completing a house that they started several years ago. It is right on the Clark Fork River in the lovely small town of Thompson Falls. The summers there are really delightful. She looks forward to seeing everyone next April!

Sally McCrady Hubbard ’61 walked a second section of the Camino to Santiago with her daughter Anna in June. She is on a pink cloud of gratitude for the wonderful opportunity to walk together 110 miles from Portugal north to Santiago. Sally continues to chair a Caregiver Group and support a vocational school in Uganda. She cherishes every chance to visit her niece Allston McCrady in Mount Pleasant and see classmates.

Ginny Craver Good ’65 informed Ashley Hall that the Class of ’59 wrote the Purple song! (thank you!)

Nancy J. Muller ’71 has been appointed a Visiting Associate Professor of Healthcare Marketing by the College of Charleston, teaching courses in the structure of the U.S. healthcare delivery system and Healthcare Marketing. In addition, in August she was named Associate Dean in the School of Professional Studies to assist in such efforts as developing 2+2 bridge programs for A.A.S. graduates in Health Sciences of Trident Technical College to complete their bachelor’s degrees at the the College. Additionally, she manages external relations in connection with the Alumni College aimed at facilitating academic speakers from faculty at the College of Charleston throughout the metropolitan community as its contribution to lifelong learning of local residents. She continues to serve as Director of the Lowcountry Graduate Center, whose mission is to serve as a portal to working professionals who aim to advance their careers through graduate studies, to support talent needs of local employers, and to engender the health and economic vitality of the region. 

Lynn Burris Brooke ’78 is now a meditation teacher. She has two children back in town with her in Richmond. Caroline works in marketing in Boston after graduation from UNC Business School.  Her daughter Eliza and Clay Hester were married December 2017 and have moved back to Richmond. She is a PA. Ralsie also just moved to Richmond. She is a media manager for R. E. Company.

Vereen Coen Woodward ’78 is a grandmother. Her son and daughter-in-law, Madison and Abigail, now live in Houston with their 2 year old son, Jack. Vereen’s youngest son, Marshall, lives and works in New York. 

Angie Hewitt Chakeris ’89 writes that the 30th Reunion is coming up for the class of 1989 and wants everyone to make sure Ashley Hall has their current contact information. She wants everyone to come back to campus this spring!

Beth Reines Wheeler ’93 recently joined American Express as their Global Business Development Director. She is also in the process of publishing a book- a compilation of poetry, prose, and photography with her daughter. In her spare time, Beth loves traveling.

Margaret Anne Siachos ’97 can next be seen in the upcoming Martin Scorsese film, The Irishman.

Mary B. Ramsay ’98 is engaged to David Ludwick. They will be married in the fall of 2019.  She is an attorney with Shumaker, Loop, and Kendrick.

Lauren Dumas Schryver ’02 and her husband Tim Schryver are expecting their second daughter in January.

Rebecca Blackman Ramsay ’02 is married to the brother of Mary Barnwell Ramsay ’98, Alex Ramsay, and they are expecting a daughter in February 2019. 

Callie S. Osborne ’06 is in the last year of her internal medicine residency at MUSC and plans to pursue an infectious disease fellowship next year.

Torrey Crawford Knapp ’06 married Ryan James Knapp on May 19, 2018.

Caitlyn B. Jennings ’15 has two articles published in the premiere issue of Boston Man magazine. Her mother, Bonnie, credits Ashley Hall for Caitlyn’s accomplishment for providing her the necessary skills to be a good writer.

September 2018 | Class Notes

’49 Hannah Withers Craighill still keeps up with her classmate Lindy Stoddard Roes ’49, even after 69 years!

’50 Sarah Mahony Ford-Rijswijk is still golfing at 86! She has 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

’59 Ellen Hayne King lives in Spartanburg, SC and is a retired Special Education teacher. She has 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren (ages 14 through 22.) She enjoys fly fishing, and instructing Tai Chi to a senior group. Her husband is an attorney and plans to retire next year.

’59 Beatty Hooker Martin celebrated her 10th anniversary with her husband Jim in June. She continues to represent clients in Real Estate. In the fall of 2017, she affiliated with Carolina One in Luxury Homes. Beatty continues to be involved in the cultural arts community in Charleston. Her eldest daughter, Jennifer Patterson, owns Terra Designs, a flourishing interior design business. Caroline, her younger daughter, continues to love the San Francisco area and her commercial real estate profession. Beatty’s grandson, William Patterson, is a 6th grader at Porter Gaud and loves to fish! He brings her and Jim fresh caught fish for supper often! They have 5 grandsons altogether and feel truly blessed.

’59 Caroline Speissegger Mitchell now has 6 grandchildren from ages 8 to 2. Her husband, John still works but only 3 days a week. The live in Highpoint, NC and live very close to their sons Michael and Chris. Michael is an ER pediatrician and Chris is a fantastic preacher. Caroline leads a monthly Bible study with about 10 women. She has written a book of her life for the grandkids to see what their “old grandma” is like. They both are pretty healthy for their age (knock on wood).

’59 Midge Midyette Peery bought a triplex at 15 Council Street and is currently renovating it for her husband. During Hurricane Irma, they experienced 7 inches of water inside their home! They plan on elevating the property and hope to start the project in the next couple of weeks. She also has her Halsy Street home on the market making Midge a very busy lady!

’59 Alston Osgood Wolf just celebrated her son graduating from the Asheville School and he will attend college in the Fall.

’60 Marsha Solomon Londe was named the 2018 PPAI (Promotional Products Association International) Women of Achievement Award Recipient which recognizes industry service, accomplishments, and mentoring other women. PPAI named Marsha owner and CEO of Atlanta, Georgia-based Tango Partners a recipient of the 2018 PPAI /Woman of Achievement award. The award recognizes individuals who have led the way in the advancement of women in the industry, exhibiting outstanding leadership and made significant contributions to the industry and their communities. They constantly strive to go above and beyond, leading the way by setting the standard of excellence in the industry, and are an inspiration to others as well as role models and mentors. She was presented with the award at the 2018 PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) in June, in Hollywood, California. Londe is an accomplished industry executive, advocate, speaker, writer, volunteer and role model. A trailblazer in the industry, she has given freely of her time and knowledge, connecting peers and providing guidance and strategy to many. She has served on the PPAI Awards and PPB Editorial Advisory Committees, and has worked on numerous volunteer project s and regional events. She has been honored as a PPAI Fellow, PPB Powerful Partner, PPB Best Boss, Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) Salesperson of the Year, and member of the ASI Inaugural Class of Women in the Promotional Products Profession. She has won 25 PPAI Pyramid Awards, the industry’s recognition for the creative use of logged products in marketing and branding campaigns. Her work has been nationally recognized for her clients’ use of promotional products.

’66 DeeDee Geraty Squires is retired. She is an active volunteer in Public Affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Kansas City area. DeeDee is the President of The Runcie Club (women’s literary club, founded 1894), in St. Joseph, MO. She also volunteers for the Democratic Party of Buchanan County, MO. She resides in an historic 1902 Edmond Eckel Greek Revival home.

’71 Nancy J. Muller has been appointed to Visiting Associate Professor of Healthcare Marketing by the College of Charleston, teaching courses in the structure of the U.S. healthcare delivery system and Healthcare Marketing. In addition, she has been named Associate Dean in the School of Professional Studies to assist in such efforts as developing 2+2 bridge programs for A.A.S. graduates in Health Sciences of Trident Technical College to complete their bachelor’s degrees at the the College. Additionally, Nancy is managing external relations in connection with the Alumni College aimed at facilitating academic speakers from faculty at the College of Charleston throughout the metropolitan community as its contribution to lifelong learning of local residents. She continues to serve as Director of the Lowcountry Graduate Center, whose mission is to serve as a portal for working professionals who aim to advance their careers through graduate studies, to support talent needs of local employers, and to engender health and economic vitality of the region

’88 Jeanne Welch Selander has been nominated for the Eagle Rare Life Award (Grand Prize of $50,000 and five category prizes of $5,000 each) but she needs your vote! If they win, the money will be awarded to the farm. You can vote here.

’07 Sylvia Lee Clarkson has recently moved back home to Mt. Pleasant with her husband after completing her family medicine residency in Tennessee. She will be starting her practice at MUSC Ben Sawyer clinic and her husband will be working at a new veterinary practice called Crescent Care also in Mt. Pleasant.

’10 Kathryn Pearce Menzies married Harry Frederick Graham Menzies on September 2, 2017 at Saint Philip’s Church. 

’12 Ashley N. Martin recently graduated from The Citadel with an MBA. Her father, an alumnus of The Citadel, had the honor of presenting Ashley her diploma on graduation day.

May 2018 | Class Notes

2018 Distinguished Alumnae Award Winners

’51 Renee Razook Dunne says it is still hard to believe she graduated 67 years ago! She happily lives in Greenwich near two children and five grandchildren. Life is good, and she often thinks of her five wonderful years as a boarder at Ashley Hall!

’58 Nancy Siegling Fortiere moved two years ago after 30 years on Sullivan’s Island to Porcher’s Bluff in Mount Pleasant. She loves it! In February of 2018, they hosted their “annual” Class of ‘1958 Oyster Roast at their new home. She still loves to spend their summers on the Chesapeake Bay aboard their Chesapeake Bay Deadrise “NoStrings” that they had built about 25 years ago, with their cat Splash, who earned his name having been fished out of the river about at six weeks old! They are looking forward to their 18th Christmas visit to Guthrie, Oklahoma for the Victorian Walk festival, where for many years they have been able to see Marshall Jupp who comes over from Tulsa. From there, they either go to Kanuga for Christmas or they often drive to see their three grandchildren who live near Santa Barbara, and on up to Seattle to see their son and his wife. She LOVES the monthly luncheons with class members!

’58 Martha Zeigler Tucker has been married to her husband Bill for 32 years in July and they have recently moved to Bishop Gadsden. She enjoys meeting with her class once a month for lunch!

’58 Susan Thompson Sedwick in 1996, borrowed a camera for a trip and started a passionate avocation. In 1997, she was divorced with three grown children: Jeannette (lawyer), Katie (teacher), Peter (doctor) and three grandgirls. In 2005, she retired from a varied nursing career (her last job being a school nurse). She pursued photography, participating in many critique groups and began traveling with her camera. Susan has participated in many exhibitions both solo and group shows. In 2008, she collaborated with a renowned poet and teacher to start the 4×4 Poet/Artist Group which meets monthly. They have had several exhibitions of visual art and poetry. In 2017, they published their first book, Echo and Spark, available on Amazon. Finally, she celebrated her 60th Ashley Hall reunion after many journeys!

’59 Vida FitzSimons Robertson called after Barbara Pierce Bush ’43 passed away to relay a story when her daughter Vida Barnwell Robertson ’85 was still here. Barbara Bush had invited Vida’s class of ’85 to Washington, and while they were touring Congressional Building at Mrs. Bush’s invitation – Reagan was shot! Vida says it was amazing and obviously very memorable for the girls!!  She recalls that with all Mrs. Bush had going on at that chaotic time, she was very kind to the girls.

‘66 Joan Hussey Marler and her husband went on a wonderful trip to Croatia and its island last September. Their son, Rush, just became engaged in March.

’73 Susan James Mayer and her husband, Jim, look forward to a slightly slower pace when they move from their home in Maryland to Shepherdstown, West Virginia this summer. She would like to get back to writing while Jim cuts back on his law practice. They both look forward to the youngest child graduating from Hollins next year (fingers crossed)!

’80 Frances Rhett Steel was presented with the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service in 2017 for exceptional customer service as Team Lead/Contracting Officer for the BlackHawk Helicopter Support Services. Daughter Katherine graduates with a BS in Materials Engineering in April 2018, and she will work in the steel industry!

’86 Laura Doty Adams was just named one of 2018’s Top 50 Women in Personal Finance by Empower.me. Click here to read the full story. She was nominated a few years back for a Professional Achievement award. 

’90 Cacky Rivers Vleck is in her 9th year of Cacky’s Bride + Aid! Click here to learn more!

’95 Elizabeth Burwell was recently promoted to Business Banking Manager with Wells Fargo for its local BBG team in Charleston. A 15-year financial industry veteran, Burwell joined Wells Fargo in 2003 as a licensed financial specialist in Charleston. Prior to her current role, she served as a Producing Manager responsible for managing a large portfolio of client relationships and a small team. Burwell is very active in her community and serves as the Immediate Past President of the Junior League of Charleston and as an elder in the Rockville Presbyterian Church. Additionally, she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Kiawah Cares Foundation and the Slade Dozier Foundation and is an active member of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.

’01 Tahlia Robinson will debut her solo show, “The Real Bubble Lives of Building 104,” during this year’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Tahlia wrote and produced “The Real Bubble Lives of Building 104,” a thirty-minute fictional reality show that features Tahlia playing four different characters who live in their own bubbles on the Upper East Side of New York City. The show debuted at SOLOCOM, A Festival of Solo Shows, in 2016. She says, “I love to perform. I perform improv, sketch, and musical comedy. Being in New York City has afforded me opportunities to be in some amazing productions. I am excited to share this with my hometown during Piccolo Spoleto.” Tahlia currently lives and performs in New York City. She is a 2005 Columbia College graduate and a company member of Theatre 99 in Charleston. She is an original cast member of the comedic play, “Hidden Fences” and performs improv with Dirty Little Secrets Improv and sketch with All Female Reboot. Her recent comedic songs are about food and life in New York City. “The Real Bubble Lives of Building 104” will be held at the Threshold Repertory Theatre, 84 Society Street, Charleston, SC. Show times are May 31, 7:00pm, June 1, 9:15pm, and June 3, 8:00pm.Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at www.piccolospoleto.com and www.TahliasWorld.com.

’05 Caroline Hay Robinson just had a baby in March named Robert Hay Robinson. She already has one son Charlie who is 2 years old.

’06 Weasy Waring Gilliatt currently lives in Switzerland with my husband. They are both teachers at the International School of Zug and Luzern. She recently gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Elizabeth Vanderhorst Gilliatt “Lily,” on January 22. They are currently in the process of gaining Lily’s U.S. passport and birth certificate.

’07 Eliza V. Morrison recently interviewed Courtleigh R. Watson ’08 on behalf of her company, Tutor the People, for the Student Doctor Network. Click here to learn more. 

’11 Erin M. Forte received her masters in Animal Science from Auburn University, College of Agriculture in May of 2017. She is employed by the state of Georgia as the Agricultural Extension Agent for Macon County.

’14 Clayton A. Buckaloo was recently written up in an article for her success at the Dublin Institute of Technology International Case Competition. Click here to read the full story. Clayton Buckaloo, an international business, global supply chain and operations management, finance, and marketing student, agrees that the real-life aspect of the case competition was one of the biggest takeaways. “It took all the different skills I’ve been learning in my classes and showed me how they fit together,” she said. “I think that without something like this, it’s really hard for students to picture how they’ll use what they’re learning.” One of the aspects of the competition Buckaloo enjoyed most was the preparation for the event, but nothing could have prepared them for what hit on the plane ride home. “Our plane was struck by lightning,” she said. “But by the time we had run through all the worst-case scenarios in our heads, we were still in the air, so we knew everything was fine.” But lightning hasn’t deterred them: Buckaloo and Schindler both plan to participate in other case competitions this spring.

’14 Yachen Luo had an amazing internship at the World Health Organization in Switzerland last year! She helped host a huge charity event with 10 female Ambassadors to the UN to support girls’ education and career opportunities. The Director-General of WHO, mayor of Geneva, and 40 other ambassadors to the UN attended the event, and it turned out to be a big success. Last week, she attended the UN in New York for the  UN Women’s Commission on the Status of Women conference, where she got a chance to write the Minister of South Africa’s closing speech, as well as observe all the global efforts in pushing girls’ education and empowerment. Currently, Yachen is taking a gap year to Tanzania to do volunteer service on HPV/Cervical Cancer screening program with UNAIDS, and she is really looking forward to this opportunity. She gives all the credit to the faculty/staff members at Ashley Hall for teaching and inspiring her and her classmates to continue doing and supporting girls to get higher education and achieve greater things! She says her time at Ashley Hall is definitely a treasure that will benefit her along the way! In January, she reunited with her Ashley Hall classmates, Alyssa, Amy, Yuna and Sophia in New York City. They had a wonderful time getting together and reminisced on their years at Ashley Hall. 

March 2018 | Class Notes

Ashley Hall 2017 Alumnae Weekend

’43 Cordelia Lambert Stites will be turning 92 next month. Have a foursome of bridge players in their nineties who are all sharp and half still driving safely. Have 11 grandchildren and 6 great grands and am helping build up their college funds. Church and several book clubs keep me busy. Come see me here in God’s country. Welcome mat is always out!

’61 Sally McCrady Hubbard wrote a beautiful holiday letter to everyone in which she described a very active bucket list year! She continues her work for the HIV orphans and vulnerable children of Uganda including a huge silent auction culminating in a visit to see her work’s progress there. Then she walked 110 miles across Spain from Camino to Santiago de Compostela on a deep-worn medieval path which she described as magical. Then after another successful fundraiser in Sewanee in November, and family coming to visit for the holidays, she is planning a trip to San Francisco to visit her daughter Anna. She is already signed up to audit a Spanish course at Sewanee so she can return to Spain and walk more of the miles to Santiago! Never stop learning!

’70 Deborah Lipman Cochelin was back on campus this March when she attended the special book signing of Madeleine L’ Engle ’37 ‘s granddaughters.  She definitely traveled the farthest –  all the way from Seattle and we loved seeing her! She visited Charleston briefly and reports that her favorite part is spending time and visiting with old friends, most of whom went to Ashley Hall.

’72 Ginny Maguire Poole left her 34-year career in pharmaceuticals in June of 2017 and started her virtual skincare business with Rodan and Fields. In addition to excellent products available only through consultants like myself, the company offers a part-time or full-time business opportunity for those interested in a “plan B” or some residual income. If you have interest or know of anyone who does, please visit her website gpoole1.myrandf.com and email her directly at [email protected]

‘73 Susan James Mayer and her husband, Jim, look forward to a slightly slower pace when they move from their home in Maryland to Shepherdstown, West Virginia this summer. They hope to get back to writing while Jim cuts back on his law practive. Also, they are looking forward to the youngest child graduating from Hollins next year (fingers crossed)!

’03 Elizabeth Allen is currently working at Invista as a Research Scientist and Engineer. Interests include Chemistry, Polymers, Fibers, Chemical Engineering, Color Science, Textiles, Textile Engineering, and Functional Apparel Design

’06 Weasy Waring Gilliatt currently lives in Switzerland with her husband. We are both teachers at the International School of Zug and Luzern. She recently gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Elizabeth Vanderhorst Gilliatt “Lily,” on January 22nd. They are currently in the process of gaining her U.S. passport and birth certificate.

’06 Catie P. Watson is finishing her residency in OBGYN this summer and will start her fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Duke, which means Catie and her husband and will be moving to North Carolina! A little closer home!!

’06 Helen M. Corless got married in July to Charles Holbrow down in Charleston at the Cedar Room. Fellow alumna Elizabeth Fay Gouldon ’04 was their wedding photgrapher (along with her partner Sean Maney) and they did an amazing job! Helen exclaims how fun it was introducing all of  New England friends and in-laws to the South!

’08 Susannah Nelson Darby married her husband, J.C. Darby on March 4, 2017.

’09 Adair Kerrison McCafferty married Austin McCafferty on December. 16, 2017. The couple resides in Houston, TX.

’09 Arden Hare McKenzie married Robert McKenzie of Charleston on November 11, 2017. They now live in Mount Pleasant, SC.

’10 Celeste L. Jilich was recently elected as the President of the Student Government of the Medical University of South Carolina for the next academic year. This position oversees work with students at all six colleges of medicine.

January 2018 | Class Notes

’43 Cordelia Lambert Stites writes that she is still living on her own in a very comfortable condo having good neighbors and children nearby. She is no longer traveling so encourages her family to send pictures when they do and has enjoyed getting pictures from Nepal and Bhaton where they lived 50 years ago.

’61 Sally McCrady Hubbard wrote a beautiful holiday letter to everyone in which she described a very active bucket list year! She continues her work for the HIV orphans and vulnerable children of Uganda including a huge silent auction culminating in a visit to see her work’s progress there. Then she walked 110 miles across Spain from Camino to Santiago de Compostela on a deep-worn medieval path which she described as magical. Then after another successful fundraiser in Sewanee in November, and family coming to visit for the holidays, she is planning a trip to San Francisco to visit her daughter Anna. She is already signed up to audit a Spanish course at Sewanee so she can return to Spain and walk more of the miles to Santiago! Never stop learning!

’61 Kay Haselden Chandler reports that over the summer she hiked in Northern Italy AND on the Appalachian Trail. In November she ran the half marathon in Richmond, VA and in December, the half marathon in Kiawah Island. She is doing a great job staying out there!

’71 Missy Craver Schenck has published a children’s bedtime story called “The Adventures of Pajama Man and Hugs”. She writes: The story was written for my grandson, Phen Mead, in 2014 when I was visiting with him in Colorado. Night time shadows cast from a streetlight appear on Phen’s bedroom wall as pirates raiding his toy chest. Pajama Man (aka Phen Mead) is a super hero who comes from Dreamland with his teddy bear sidekicks Hugs (Hawkins his brother) and his mascot Mr. Owl (because I love owls, collect them and they are nocturnal). Together the troop scares away bad dreams from the bedrooms of little boys and girls with their magic dream spray. Please share the book site with your friends and family members. If you have a moment I would greatly appreciate your reviews on any of the sites. If you happen to purchase a copy of the book, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I decided to publish it for my immediate family and now it has gotten into a larger market and we will see where it goes. My dear friend, David Sheldon, is the illustrator. He is a well known children’s book illustrator and his work is really amazing. He also does the hidden pictures for Highlights magazine and illustrates Weekly Reader.  

’97 Jennie W. Brooks is happy to share that her Longevity Fitness has celebrated their second anniversary and have enjoyed connecting with fellow alumnae and current Ashley Hall students, parents and faculty.

’00 Lindsay Lyman Skelton has nothing new to report. She is still working at Christ Church Episcopal School as the Assistant Director of Admission. Her sister, Heather Lyman ’93 just recently moved to Simpsonville, and her sons, Hutch and Hayes are enrolled in 3rd and 5th grades at Lindsay’s school!

’11 Shannon Laribo has joined the Admission Office here at Ashley Hall in a temporary position focusing on Upper School recruitment, enrollment and onboarding. As an Ashley Hall alumna who completed her masters dissertation on the experiences of minority students at independent schools in the US and the UK, Shannon brings a love of Ashley Hall and a fascinating skill set regarding independent school culture. We are thrilled she has joined our team!

’11 Erin M Forte proudly reports that she finished her Master of Science in Animal Sciences in may 2017 and began her job as an Extension Agent for the University of Georgia in June. Congratulations!

’13 Christine H. Quinn has started her new job with Goldman Sachs in the Dallas TX office. Her mother Lenna thanks Ashley Hall for her incredible years of high school which led her to Bucknell, which launched her life! Forever grateful, she says!

November 2017 | Class Notes

’61 Daisy “Duchess” Fitch Crowley reports that after 34 years in Washington DC, her husband and she are delighted with life in Clarksville, Tennessee. She serves on the vestry of the Episcopal Church there, President of the Episcopal Church Women and Vice-Regent of the D.A.R. Chapter. Life is full and happy!

’65 Diane Berol Saxton has written her first novel and has kept busy on the road marketing her book. She reports that she is slowing down now so she can finish her next novel, which is going to be historical. We can’t wait to see it Diane – may it be the first of many!

’65 Dorothy Hagood Grantham is living in Marietta South Carolina and married Gene Johnston on April 20, 2017. Best wishes Dottie!

’65 Nancy Rice Davis is happy to report that she is now Nancy Davis Lynch.

’72 Ginny Maguire Poole reports that she is now living in Brentwood Tennessee and has been there for 18 years. She was in pharmaceuticals for 34 years and recently left that industry and started her own business in Skincare with Rodan and Fields. She is excited for the opportunity to work from home and provide quality skincare products. She sounds very enthusiastic about this new venture and would love to hear from you!

’74 Lynne Byrd Harris writes in that her husband Yannis and she moved to a metroplex of Dallas, Southlake, Texas. They love it there but look forward to Yannis’s retirement and plans to move back to Florida within the next 5 years. She stays in touch with many dear Ashley Hall friends and classmates via Facebook and sees her roomie, Lisa Daren ‘74 as frequently as they can get together. She saw Amanda Beeson Lora ’74 and Susan Bell Boykin more frequently, having moved closer to their homes. Heidi Ward Ravenel ’74 was a sweetheart to come visit her in Dallas last year. She is looking forward to seeing everyone at the 45th reunion in 2019!

’81 Helen Turner Hill who is currently the CEO of the Charleston Visitors Bureau has been making headlines in Afar Magazine promoting Charleston! You can read the full article here. Congratulations Helen!

’88 Palmer Elebash Weiss is a prominent interior designer now in San Francisco. She is doing houses out there, in LA and many other places around the Sonoma Country.

’98 & ’99 We had three Ashley Hall alumnae recognized as Legal Elites by Charleston Magazine’s as leaders in their respective fields. Jenny Costa Honeycutt ’98 was recognized as one of the top construction attorneys in the Charleston area, and the only female in her field! She says that she attributes her success in large part to the excellent education she received at Ashley Hall! Mary Barnwell Ramsay ’98 of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, was selected as Legal Elite in Business Litigation. And Erin Hantske Edwards ’99 of McAngus, Goudelock and Courie was selected as Legal Elite in Workers Compensation. To read the full article, click here. PQV to all!

’11 Betsy Cribb, supporting Editor of Southern Living Magazine just published “The 50 Most Stylish Southerners” featuring fellow alumna, “Mini” Mariana R. Hay ’09 and Jeff Plotner, husband of Courtney Parades Plotner ’00! To read the full article, click here

’11 Shannon M. Laribo has moved back home to Charleston after completing her masters degree in Social Research Methods. 

’12 Katja Gronert is living outside Charlotte North Carolina with her father pursuing an MBA but routinely comes down to Charleston to hang out with her best friend, Ashley Martin ’12 who is also pursuing an MBA from the Citadel.

’13 Daisy B. Stackpole is an artist, activist and art educator focusing on intersectional feminism and privilege in art. She is currently teaching in Mississippi through Teach For America.

September 2017 | Class Notes

’49 Sally Thrower Plair writes that she is still “kicking” and although her husband Jim has “changed worlds”, she is keeping busy as a volunteer playing piano in a hospital and enjoying her stay at Brevard, NC in a retirement home.

’61 Sarah (Sally) M. Hubbard has a big year ahead. She plans to revisit the school for HIV orphans that she fundraised for in Uganda in June. And she plans to hike to Santiago Spain in September. Carpe Diem!

’62 (Kay) Katherine Newsom Williams and her husband Ray spent the month of May 2016 in Paris where they rented an apartment and loved it. She fills her weeks with tap dance class on Wednesdays and Mondays at the Greenville Humane Society where she walks the dogs.

’64 Stanley Smith Reahard and her husband Bo are enjoying splitting their time between South Carolina in the winter and Leland, Michigan in the summer, plus random trips around this great country in their motor coach. Life is grand!

’66 Elaine Berol Taylor has a new granddaughter born January 23, 2016 named Gemma after her mom and is expecting another grandchild in October. Her son David and family moved to Tampa so she sees them more often. She judged an orchid show in Guatemala and is off to Kenya and Tanzania for their annual trip. Lastly they adopted 2 more darling little dogs which makes 6 total. Plus, they still raise little miniature horses which are the cutest!

’66 Grace Wilson Phillips reports that she had a great time last year at her 50th reunion connecting with “girls” that she hasn’t seen in 50 years! She is returning with Jan Roper Elliott ‘67 this spring to celebrate her 50th! Grace and her husband continue to travel and plan to go to Alaska this year to celebrate their 49th anniversary. They also stay busy visiting their 3 daughters, husbands and wonderful grandchildren!

’67 Ellen Hanckel enjoyed her 50th reunion very much. She hopes to keep in touch in the future. She and husband Scott Derks are enjoying retirement in Saluda NC. He still writes books and Ellen continues to be involved in global mission work, particularly for reconciliation in South Sudan where she taught at an Episcopal seminar for several years.

’72 Christy Holliday Douglas has 3 grandchildren – 2 boys and 1 girl. They are gifts from God for her. She and her husband just returned from Cuba, where she said it was like being in the 50’s. She wished Mrs. Morgan could have been there! She is looking forward to reunion this year.

’80 Ann Bacot Igoe Daughtridge reports that her son, MacGregor McGehee will graduate this year from St. Andrews University in Scotland with honors. Her daughter, Elizabeth McGehee is in her junior year at the American University of Paris and spent the month of December in India helping under-privileged women. Ann Bacot will celebrate her 25th year in real estate with William Means.

’88 Jeanne West Selander rode out Hurricane Irma in a Florida jail with rescue animals in Key West Florida. She and her animal rescue have become a media darling! You can read the full article here.

’03 Kendall Robertson Fleming had a son, James Claron Fleming on May 27, 2016. They are calling him “Dutch”.

’04 Marianne Moseley recently moved back to Charleston from Charlotte where she was working as a professional civil engineer doing land development for the past nine years. She is now working here with Hussey Gay Bell as Senior Civil Engineer continuing to do land development. Welcome home Marianne!

’10 Kathryn McCain Pearce got married to Harry Frederick Graham Menzies on September 2, 2017.

’13 Ellinor Walters is an Associate Editor of Sailing World magazine and was mentioned in the September/October 2017 issue. This inspiring article was about women entering this male-dominated sport and offered tips for success. Click here to read the full article. Ellinor and Ashley Hall got a plug at the end of the article because our motto “girls who have the will, have the ability” is so inspiring to female sailors! 

In Memoriam:

(as of March 2021)

Elizabeth S. Williams ’34
Mary Mahony Smith ’37
Anna (Nancy) Ravenel Parker Barnwell ’38

Rosemary Cody Edwards ’38
Carolyn Boette Hooker ’39

Betty Oates Gage ’40
Rhea Sanders Rabinovich ’41

Lucy Paul Jones ’42
Barbara Pierce Bush ’43
Aline Mason Smith ’43
Jane Lucas Thornhill ’43
Bobbe Williams Dyke ’44
Ann Tweedie Nye ’44
Anne Street Lautz ’44
Harriet “Harry” Zinneman Levy ’44
Theodora Gregorie Warren ’44

Goodie Geer DiRaddo ’45
Frances Jenkins Henderson ’45
Janie Lewis Nelson ’45
Betty Bowers Boswell ’45
Cynnie Schoen McNaughten ’45
Barbara Kraft Packer ’46
Carol Schall Ragsdale ’46
Betty Goforth Simons ’46
Pam MacBride Colgate ’48

Betty Jacobs Buxton ’49
Anne Russell Brooke ’49
Nena McBee Horn ’49
Pam Aimar Ohlandt ’49
Lynn Stoddard Roes ’49

Sara Miller Boyd ’50
Joye Drews Byers ’50
Carolyn Wetherford Hutson ’50
Urania Tumboli Ferrara ’51
Nancy Friday ‘51

Joyce Ruus Martin ’51
Ann Prosswimmer Pratt ’51
Joan Brown Weinstein ’51
Margaret Richards Breeden ’52
Sue Owens Armstrong ’53
Patricia (Patty) Mengedoht Ball ’53
Ann Dennis Carmichael ’53
Elizabeth “Betty” Morton Crute ’53

Judy Steidinger Hamre ’53
Martha Morton Korschun ’53
Betty Poulnot Milone ’53
Sara Fort Ferguson ’54
Mary King Hatcher ’54

Llewellyn Hood Kassebaum ’54
Sue Pepper Klump ’54

Myra Krawcheck Read ’54
Helen Brown White ’54

Susan Walker Williams ’55
Mary (Sissy) Cogswell Cannon Goodale ’56
Eleanor Gaillard Rogers ’56
Lynda M. Chase ’57
Helen Huggins Henshaw ’57
Loti Kennedy Dunn ’58
Bo Legendre ’58
Anne Clay Blanton Oldham ’58
Muff Wooten Zemp ’58
Miss Ray Moore Coker ’59
Garden Barnwell Magwood ’59
Sistie Willis Phillips ’59

Penny Pamplin Reeves ’59
Sally Dobbins ’60
Suzanne Read Thomson ‘60
Irene W. Croft, Jr. ’61
Mary Elliott Ball Graham ’62

Catherine FitzSimons Lazenby ’62
Anne Mackey Norrell ’62
Jane Gottschalg Wolper ’62
Louise Mettler Blumenthal ’63
Kathy Hall Ravenel ’63

Toni Paul Jackson ’64
Margie Mims Branan ’65
Sherry Alley Linder ’65
Caroline T. Leland ’66
Ellen J. Hanckel ’67
Salie Sims Mathis ’67
Mary Lou Hassell ’68
Barbara R. Maguire ’68
Leelee T. Sosnowski ’68
Sallie Stallworth Sebrell ’69
Tricia Ray ’70
Martha Albrecht Miller ’71
Laura Worsham ’73
Anne Davis ’74
Peggy Reeves Drury ’74
Winston Smith Thornhill ’75
Ann Witherspoon ’76
Caroline Simons Finnerty ’77
Emmeline H. Kinsman ’79
Felicia Chisolm Wardlaw Sperr ’79
Missy A. Sipple ’91
Rachel Wolff Bragg Lawson ’00
Laura Kerrison ’07

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