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We were saddened to learn of the Nov. 5, 2020, death of longtime class agent Phyllis Quimby Anderson. A son let us know of his family’s loss and shared her obituary, which we excerpt here. 

After her Mary Washington graduation, 20-year-old Phyllis began teaching elementary school in New Jersey. Once she married Hank Anderson and began her family, Phyllis turned her attention to family and community life. She cheered on her nine children in all their endeavors. 

A music lover, Phyllis played baritone horn and sang with various groups and choirs throughout her life. She and Hank retired to Westminster, Vermont, where they founded their church’s handbell choir. 

A volunteer for Meals on Wheels since 1988, Phyllis accompanied one of her sons on his Meals on Wheels delivery route as recently as two weeks before her death. 

Phyllis lost Hank in 2011 and lost a daughter in 2014. Survivors include her other eight children, 10 grandchildren, and 13 grandchildren. 

Recipients of the Class of 1944 Memorial Scholarship are Bernadette D’Auria ’22, Kaitlyn Mackewicz ’23, Neonya Garner ’24, and Cassie Howe ’24.