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Madelin Jones Barratt

Lundy Baker Updike and husband Jim went to Europe in November to enjoy the Christmas Markets. They spent three weeks last summer going south to north in England and Scotland. They met up with son Sam in Edinburgh. He was involved with programming lighting for the Pleasance Theater which was part of the 2017 Fringe Festival. Youngest son Tom graduated from UMW in May 2017 with a degree in Economics and a GIS certificate PLUS four years of rugby with no stitches! His plan is to go to the Navy Officer Candidate School. Husband Jim has retired and signed all the papers in time to go with the UMW rugby team to Ireland over spring break. They are looking forward to lots more travel in the next few years.

2017 was a banner year for Janice Gernhart Bogy’s art career. She was juried into the prestigious Society of Animal Artists and several top national shows including Jackson Hole, WY and Sedona, AZ. She is preparing for the Charlie Russell art week in Great Falls, MT in March, which is the largest exhibition of Western art in the US. Check out her art on Facebook and at www.JaniceGBogy. She majored in music at Mary Washington and her harp student will be performing the Ginastera Harp Concerto with the Helena Symphony in February. She is proud of her student and her amazing journey as a professional musician. Hannah Patterson Crew’s younger daughter Emily was married in May 2017 and lives in St. Petersburg, FL. She works for the University of South Florida in the finance office and her husband is an attorney. Hannah and Todd have been married for 39 years!! They hope to retire in 2018. They have been blessed with wonderful children and good health and hope retirement will bring new joys and adventures.
Margo Clifford is retiring from teaching in July 2018 after 41 years! She’s looking forward to having more time with her family and doing some traveling. Lucy Dee Kinsey and husband Carrol moved to Lake Monticello in Palmyra, VA near Charlottesville. This is the first time for both of them to move away from Northern Virginia since college! They are enjoying life on the lake. Daphne Johnston Elliott and husband John are building a new home in Keswick, VA, so will be living near Lucy.

Alison Haworth Regan enjoyed celebrating her mother’s 90th birthday before she passed away a couple of months later. She died in her sleep which was a real blessing. She and husband Don took a trip to Montana where they hiked in Yellowstone National Park, then went to Texas to attend an annual needlepoint retreat and to visit family and friends. Then they went to Colorado to visit more friends and go hiking. Next year they plan to make a 5 week trip to Alaska taking the inside passage. They’ll take their RV, do some ferry trips and drive back via Calgary, Canada to visit friends. They are enjoying traveling experiences in retirement! Alison still enjoys her “paid hobby” of doing custom needlework for a friend who owns a needlepoint shop in Fredericksburg, TX. She sends Alison projects for customers, she stitches them and sends them back. She has 12 Christmas stockings to do next year. She also does embroidered quilt blocks and models for the shop.

Debbie Allan King is semi-retired and does freelance science writing. She recently moved to Mukilteo, WA, with husband Bob King. In addition to writing, she present slideshows to raise awareness of the climate change threat to the local community. She leads an action group to transition Mukilteo to 100% clean energy. Judy Sledge Joyce is preparing for graduations in 2018. Her son Jack will graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Public Relations and Advertising from the School of Media and Journalism. Her twins will graduate from high school and son Jeffrey will be attending Mary Washington in the fall! She is looking forward to visiting him on campus. She is ecstatic about having an empty nest.
Mary Ann Kalafat Wray and husband Tim have relocated to Washington State. They love their new community and are happy to be there. Madelin Jones Barratt traveled to Paris in the spring of 2017 to visit her daughter Anna who was working there. What a thrill to see so much art and old architecture! She stays busy helping out with her four grandchildren who live nearby.

Death Notices:
Mother of Martha Jones, ’73, Molly Jones, ’74 and Madelin Jones Barratt, ‘76
Mother of Alison Haworth Regan, ‘76