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on a polio fellowship and earned her li - cense as a physical therapist. She worked at University Hospital in Cleveland. She is survived by husband John, two daughters, two sons, and a sister. Jacqueline Watson Richardson ’52 of Marshfield, MA, died September 6. A nursing major, she worked in NYC before venturing to Hawaii, where she was hired by the Straub Clinic, where she worked for decades. As her children grew, she became a school health aide for Hawaii Public Schools, retiring in 1989. She joined husband John on travels around the world, including Africa and the Pana - ma Canal. As a volunteer, she served Ha - waii Public Radio, Planned Parenthood, and her church. For Skidmore she was a club officer and reunion volunteer. She is survived by John, two daughters, includ- ing Jill Richardson O’Brien ’92, two sons, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Frances Wingle Scott ’52 of West Ches -


ter, PA, died suddenly on July 23. An art major, she earned a master’s in education from Temple University in 1979. She was a part-time art history teacher at the Com - munity College of Philadelphia and a stu- dio potter. She is survived by two daugh- ters, a son, three grandchildren, and a sis- ter. Her husband, John, predeceased her. Nancy Haller Chamberlain ’52 of Simsbury, CT, died April 28 due to ALS. A nursing major, she was devoted to her six children but still kept her hand in nursing in various capacities. Predeceased in 2011 by husband Bob, she leaves six children, 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Her Skidmore rela- tives include sisters Jane Haller McCabe ’54, Carolyn Haller Wallace ’57, and Gretchen Haller Holtz ’64, cousin Judith Haller Newsome ’62, and niece Karen Holtz Swamy ’93. Cynthia Madsen Henson ’53 of East Orleans, MA, died May 23 of cancer. A sociology major, she was an active mem- ber of the Orleans Improvement Society and a volunteer at the Cape Cod Natural History Museum. She was an avid tennis player. She served Skidmore as a class agent and reunion volunteer. She leaves husband Arnold, two sons and a daugh- ter, and five grandchildren. J. Charles VanRensselaer ’54 of Wilton,


NY, died October 15. A political science- economics major, he was a World War II veteran who served in the European the- ater. He was chief journal clerk of the leg- islature of the New York State Assembly for many years. A community volunteer, he was a founding member of the Wilton


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Fire Department and a member of Ganse - voort Masonic Lodge, the Holland Society of New York, and the Dutch Settlers of Albany. He is survived by daughter Jan VanRensselaer Soron ’75, a granddaugh- ter, and several nieces and nephews. His wife, Regina, predeceased him. Alice Miles Lewis ’54 of Steamboat Springs, CO, died October 14. A business- economics major, she was the first female PR manager for Young & Rubicam adver- tising agency in NYC, before moving out west to serve as head of advertising for the Timberline Lodge in Mount Hood, OR. She followed her husband, a member of the US Air Force, to Germany before the family settled in Steamboat Springs, where she was a board member of the city’s Winter Sports Club. She also served as a ski official and traveled with the US Women’s World Cup Ski Team. She was an avid tennis player. She is survived by husband Ronald, a son, a daughter, and four grandchildren. Barbara Gordon Spiegel ’55 of Port -


land, OR, died May 26 of respiratory fail- ure. A psychology major, she worked in advertising before starting a family and becoming a freelance writer. She belonged to numerous cultural and civic organiza- tions, including the AAUW, National League of American Pen Women, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, and Indian River Cultural Council. She served Skidmore as an admissions contact and class historian. She leaves three daughters, a brother, and six grandchildren. Frema Kutler Rauh ’55 died in May. A lifelong artist, she was well known for her paintings and drawings. She loved music and her dogs and was an avid golfer for many years. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, four grandchildren, and a brother. Marjorie Feakes McCornack ’56 of


West field, NJ, died August 30. A business major, she was an active community vol- unteer, serving the Westfield College wo - men’s club and the area Junior League. She served Skidmore as a class agent, Friends of the Presidents chair, and re - union volunteer. She is survived by two daughters and a son, a sister and brother, and 12 grandchildren; husband David predeceased her. Ann Simmons Lundie ’58 of Hudson, MA, died October 5. A nursing major, she was a visiting nurse before embarking on a long career as a school nurse in the Hudson public schools. She was a Skid - more reunion chair and volunteer. She is survived by husband Stuart, a son, two


daughters, six grandchildren, and sister Sally Simmons Stoerr ’62. Catherine Davies Amstutz ’59 died Oc - tober 9 of cancer. An art education major, she was a design engineering drafter with Northeast Utilities Company for many years. She was also a children’s book au - thor and owned a nature-oriented tour company, Cathedral Pines Nature Center and Bufflehead Tours Inc. She enjoyed choral singing and flower arranging. Pre - deceased by husband Robert, she is sur- vived by a son, two daughters, a stepson, three brothers, and five grandchildren. Virginia Ridgway ’59 of Wayzata, MN,


died October 3. An interior design major, she founded her own firm, Ginny Sue Designs, and later worked as a realtor. She volunteered for the Children’s Hospi - tal of Minneapolis, the Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities, and several Jun - ior League chapters. She is survived by four sons, a brother and sister, and nine grandchildren. Virginia Putnam Kinkead ’59 of Sara -


toga, CA, died April 4 after a long illness. An art major, she taught riding and served as coordinator of many equestrian events, including at the 1996 Summer Olympics and the Radnor Hunt International. She was also a longtime volunteer for the Woodside Horse Park riding trail in Woodside, CA. She is survived by hus- band Wilson, two sons, a daughter, and four grandchildren. Barbara Lou Henry ’60 of Phoenix, AZ,


died March 22. A business major, she en - joyed a 30-year career as an educator, and in retirement she served as a docent at the Phoenix Art Museum. For Skidmore she was an alumni admissions contact. She is survived by a daughter, a son, and four grandchildren. Margaret Orr Williams ’61 of South


Wellfleet, MA, died May 20 of pancreatic cancer. An art major, she was a teaching assistant in a Lake George, NY, elementary school and at Mattacheese Middle School in West Yarmouth, MA. She was also a tal- ented artist and singer. She served Skid - more as a longtime class agent. She is sur- vived by a son, three daughters, including Elizabeth Corvene ’90, and sister Elisa - beth Orr Klausing ’63. Her husband, John, predeceased her. Susan Harris Wasserman ’62 of NYC,


died July 7. An education major, she com- pleted her degree in elementary education at Adelphi University, where she also earned a master’s. She taught fifth grade and served as foreign-language supervisor for the Shaw Avenue School in Valley Stream, NY, for many years. For Skidmore


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