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Husband William predeceased her. Barbara Neale Baker ’43 of West Yar - mouth, MA, died May 25. A home-eco- nomics major, she worked for Cape Cod Hospital in the development and medical records office. She also was involved with community service agencies in Attleboro, including the Sigma Phi Gamma Interna - tional Society. She leaves three daughters, two grandchildren, and four great-grand- children.


Carlotta Slocum Littell ’43 of Fall - brook, CA, died March 28. An art major, she was known for her portraiture of peo- ple and animals. She was an accom- plished golfer and coloratura soprano who sang in choruses at Carnegie Hall. She is survived by husband Joseph, a son, and a daughter.


Janis Hough Field ’43 of Barrington, RI, died January 21. A music major, she was active in the Barrington Garden Club and the Society of Colonial Dames. She is sur- vived by a daughter, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Husband Richard predeceased her. Helen Meagher Oechsli ’43 of Barre, MA, died August 7, 2009, of lymphoma. A psychology major, she earned a master’s in social work from Columbia University and worked in that field in Manhattan. In later years she was active in senior yoga. She is survived by two daughters, two sons, nine grandchildren, a brother, and two sisters.


Janet Childs ’43 of Maynard, MA, died May 23, 2009. A phys-ed ma jor, she earned a master’s in education and En - glish from the University of Massa chu - setts. She was a longtime phys-ed teacher at Cassadaga Valley School in Sinclairville, NY. She served Skidmore as a reunion and class volunteer. She is survived by several nephews and nieces, including Linda Smart ’79.


Doris Baker O’Brien ’45 of Fayetteville, NC, died January 8. A home-economics major, she was director of quality control for food service at Fort Bragg. She served on the board of the Fort Bragg Credit Union and was a liaison to the Military Officers Association of America. She was a longtime member of the American Business Women’s Association, which honored her with a Woman of the Year award several times. In addition, she received a Fort Bragg community volun- teer award in 2009. Predeceased by hus- band John, she leaves a daughter, two sons, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Ann McWhinney Watson ’46 of Den - ver, CO, died May 30. An economics


major, she enjoyed a career in advertising and later served as a media consultant with Dinosaurs of Metro Denver, a group of retired advertising executives. She served Skidmore as a class agent. Pre de - ceased by husband Robert, she leaves a daughter, two sons, two grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. Lois Sevigny Hollenbeck ’46 of Valatie,


NY, died April 28. A biology major, she joined Skidmore’s faculty in 1946 as an assistant professor and taught until her retirement in 1973. She earned an MS degree from the University of Minnesota in 1950. Professor Emeritus Denton Crocker remembered that Lois adapted well to changes in the discipline and helped develop a new course on radiation biology. She was active in the American Association of University Women, the Katrina Trask Garden Club, and several environmental groups. She is survived by a daughter, five grandchildren, four great- grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews; her husband, Martin, prede- ceased her.


Joan Mahoney Hicks ’46 of Worton, MD, died March 22 after a long illness. A business major, she earned a master’s in education from Boston University and was a Spanish teacher at Bishop Stang High School in North Dartmouth, MA. An active member of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, she served as docent at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. She is survived by a daughter, two sisters, and two grandchildren. Her husband, Edward, predeceased her.


Jane Pollard Kelley ’47 of Hampton, NH, died April 20. An English major, she also studied psychology and writing at the University of Maryland and North - eastern University. She was a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and former executive di - rector of the New Hampshire Seacoast Re - gional Develop ment Association. She is survived by two daughters, a son, and a great-grandson.


Nancy Childs Smart ’47 of Weston, MA, died January 31. A business major, she was an office manager at RCA and secre- tary at Harvard Business School for several years after graduation. She was a member of the Sandy Bay Yacht Club and the Wes - ton Golf Club. She was a frequent guest at events of the Skidmore club of Naples, FL, and Friends of the Presidents events. She is survived by three daughters, including Linda Smart ’79, a son, 11 grandchil- dren, and two great-grandchildren. Mary Ann Wattell Murphy ’47 of Win- s ton-Salem, NC, died November 19. She


completed her nursing studies in NYC and taught at Grace-New Haven (now Yale-New Haven) Hospital. After raising a family, she returned to nursing in the mid-1980s, when she became involved with Connecticut Hospice and helped start the nation’s first hospice program in Norwalk. She retired as director of dis- charge planning at Stamford Hospital. She is survived by daughter Martha Murphy ’75, three sons, and 10 children. Her husband, James, predeceased her. Jean Grobel Huggins ’49 of Niskayuna,


NY, died March 20. An English major, she retired after a long career as a licensed insurance broker. She is survived by a daughter and many cousins; husband Alexander predeceased her. Carolyn Craugh ’50 of Dallas, TX, died April 9. A psychology major, she pursued graduate study at Cornell University. She had been a state-ranked competitive ten- nis player and was an accomplished golfer. She coordinated luxury and State Department–related travel for Sargent Travel in Rochester, NY. She also appeared on television, selling international travel and luxury cruises. Most recently, she was manager of Amelia Martin Travel. She is survived by sisters Gloria Craugh Carroll ’59 and Joan Craugh Nixon ’55 and sev- eral nieces and nephews. Jean Tower Reid ’50 of Racine, WI, died February 1. She was a business major. An accomplished artist, she was an active voice in environmental issues. Prede - ceased by husband William, she leaves a son, a daughter, and several nieces and nephews.


Sally Shaffer Mitchell ’50 of Auburn, CA, died January 25. A music major, she sang in the Skidmore choir; she contin- ued singing with the Santa Clara Chorale for more than 25 years. She is survived by three sons, two brothers, a sister, and three grandchildren. Her husband, Ed - ward, predeceased her. Nancy Kunhardt Adams ’51 of Tempe, AZ, died January 23. A business major, she was a real estate agent in Needham, MA, and later in Sarasota, FL. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed studying gene- ology. She is survived by two sons, a daugh ter, and five grandchildren. Jean Seller Oppenheimer ’51 of Crom - well, CT, died March 2, 1991. She is sur- vived by two daughters and son Charles Oppenheimer ’76. Her husband, Jerry, predeceased her. Patricia Gove Williams ’53 of Marlbor - ough, CT, died May 23 of ovarian cancer. A home-economics major, she was active in her church, serving as chair of deacons


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