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Phyllis Cavedo Weisser
I continue to enjoy being class agent and request you send updated email addresses as they change. I traveled to San Jose, Calif., to help my daughter after the birth of her second son in November. I planned to return there for Christmas, then go to Hanford, Calif., in February to help my daughter-in-law while she delivers her third child, a daughter. My son, Frank, is deployed again on the USS John C. Stennis and won’t see this baby until she is 2 months old.
Margaret Cobourn John said Trudy Kitchen Kohl had a bad fall in January 2012, was having therapy while living at her son’s North Carolina home, and aimed to be home in Virginia Beach by April. Meg also said Barbara Hagemann Hester and hubby Ben of Manassas, Va., visited them in July. Then they followed them to Travelers Rest, S.C., where her daughter lives. They all went to Ashville to see Barbara Wolfeil Weatherall and husband Joe. Barbara and Ben visited son Brad in Denver and daughter Carrie in Charlotte, N.C., in September. Barbara still works but would like to travel more. Oldest daughter Susie and her family live nearby.
Linda Patterson Hamilton and husband Austin moved from Kansas to the Denver area in December 2011. Son Jeff lost his wife to cancer that August, and they helped with his two small daughters. He recently remarried and has a blended family with a total of six children. Oldest son Wade and his wife and three children moved to Denver last summer. Two of their children still live out of state. They’ve ridden their Honda “trike” up mountains with elevations of more than 14,000 feet and took a September peak-to-peak vacation.
Ann Moser Garner planned to retire in June, after 32 years of service as secretary/ attendance coordinator with King William High School in Virginia. She wants to spend more time with her family and three grandchildren, ages 2 to 8, in Alabama while her health is still good. She recently took up a new sport called pickleball. Lee Smith Musgrave planned to sell her Norfolk, Va., home and move to Blacksburg to be near her daughter. She put a reserve on a lot in a senior community and hoped to begin building in December.
Louise Stevens Robbins helped organize her high school class’s wildly successful 50th reunion in October 2011. This summer she entertained the teenage children of her 1983-84 exchange-student son, as well as two librarians from Kazakhstan, where she traveled in February. She visited her sisters, Joyce Stevens Shore and Donna Stevens Boyd ’62, in September. She planned to present at the Evergreen Education Foundation’s Information Technology in Education Conference in China in November, then help lead a session on research for the Library Society of China conference. She spends time with her grandchildren, sons, and daughter-in-law, and keeps in touch with Diane Copty Fadely and Felicity Hallanan.
Agnes “Missy” Bush Shives said Sandra Fields Seymour died in October, after a three-month battle with cancer. Sandra attended Mary Washington for two years before transferring to the U.Va. School of Nursing. She earned her Ph.D. in nursing from Florida State University, taught 35 years at the University of Florida College of Nursing, and worked as a nurse practitioner. She is survived by husband Larry, daughter Amy, brother Michael, and many friends.
Janice Helvey Robinson welcomed her fourth grandchild, first grandson. All live in the Atlanta area, so they see them often. They spent three weeks in Europe, cruising from Lisbon to Rome, a week in southern Italy, and a few days in Rome. She and Rob are in good health except that Rob had surgery for carpal tunnel in his right wrist and might need surgery in his left shoulder. Schlepping luggage did a number on him, and he declares this was his last trip out of the country! Janice is busy with grandkids, church, choir, bridge, the gym, movies, and crossword puzzles. Linda Basheer Halaby of Connecticut/ Florida; Marylee Holt Tinsley of Washington, D.C.; Judy Stivers Collins of Nashua, N.H.; Kaye Oakes Hickey of Richmond; and Cathy May Findley of Atlanta had a three-day mini-reunion in D.C. in August. Sue Woldridge Rosser’s daughter, Anne, moved to Oshkosh, Wis., and Sue visited them in November. She also spent time with Carolyn Shockey Moore in Lexington, Ken.