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Phyllis Quimby Anderson
Three recipients of Class of 1944 Memorial Scholarships have graduated. Téa Barndt ’20 graduated summa cum laude and with departmental honors in economics and business administration. She is continuing her economics studies in a Ph.D. program at the University of California, Irvine. Ashley Parkhurst ’20 graduated summa cum laude and with departmental honors in biochemistry. Lucas W. Turney ’20 graduated magna cum laude in political science and business administration.
Lois French Lockhart is proud to announce that she is a great-grandmother. A son was born on April 7, 2020, to Lois’s granddaughter Hannah Intemann Flora.
Patricia Mathewson Spring
Katherine Brown ’20, recipient of the Class of 1946 Scholarship, graduated summa cum laude with a major in English. Aeriana Mann ’20, recipient of the Mary Janes Ahern ’46 Washington Scholarship, graduated summa cum laude in international affairs and received the Lewis P. Fickett Jr. Award for Excellence in International Affairs.
Betty Moore Drewry Bamman
Charlotte Smith Needham shared the sad news of the loss of her Mary Washington suitemate and longtime friend Virginia Carol Schachtler ’48. Charlotte recalled living with Carol in Betty Lewis Hall. She said Carol taught first grade for 43 years, often taking one of her little horses and cart to school. Carol spent the last seven years in a retirement home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Charlotte Dean Smith Hill shared a memory after she read in Class Notes that Jane McCullough Smallwood was still dancing. “No one who knew her at Mary Washington would have been surprised,” Charlotte wrote. “I met her my first day in September 1944 at Virginia Hall, where we received our assignments for rooms off campus in Cornell Hall, a dorm converted from an apartment house. Janie was so lively and enthusiastic for dancing and music that day and all the four years that we were friends.”
Charlotte herself was spending time at home, keeping in touch with family and friends by phone or Zooming to meetings. She was glad she was able to travel with daughter Sara to England and Wales last fall, before COVID-19 struck.
Charlotte enjoys phone conversations with her former roommate, Marie Adams Griffith of Silver Spring, Maryland.
We were sad to learn that Lois Saunier Hornsby of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away Aug. 26, 2020. She was a beloved alumna and an active member of the Mary Washington community.
She was president of her senior class and was the May Queen in 1948.
After graduation, she was very active in the Peninsula alumni chapter and helped plan several reunions. Lois served on the Mary Washington Foundation Board from 1985 to 2009, was the national chair for the Annual Fund in 1989, and received the Mary Washington Alumni Service award in 1998. She also served on the Alumni Board from 2000 to 2005 and was a longtime member of the UMW President’s Council and Heritage Society.
In addition to her decades-long commitment to Mary Washington, Lois advocated for education in the Williamsburg area. In recognition of her tenacious leadership in helping to desegregate public schools, she was honored in 2010 by the naming of the Lois S. Hornsby Middle School in Williamsburg.