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Honour Buell Edgerton ’39

Honour EdgertonHonour Edgerton was an extraordinarily thoughtful and caring person. She listened, and you became the center of her universe. She was courageous. Blind for several years, she never wavered in her good humor or positive outlook. She is gone but her spirit remains.

Honour Buell Edgerton died on Nov. 10, 2013, at HillHouse Assisted Living in Bath from congestive heart failure.

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Nancy Angell DuBois ’49

AngellNancy Angell DuBois was born in Randolph, Vt., July 13, 1930, and died Nov. 25, 2013.

She was the daughter of Wilmer “Dr. Bill” Angell and Margaret Dickie Angell, of Randolph. Nancy grew up in this community and attended its school. She graduated from Randolph High School and  Northampton School for Girls, Northampton, Mass. She graduated from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in 1953.

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Barbara Cheney Ross ’54

Barbara Cheney RossBarbara Ellen Cheney Ross, age 76, of Toms River, NJ, passed away on Thursday morning, August 29th, 2013.

She bravely endured a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease and heart problems. Barbara was born in Boston, Massachusetts, where she was raised by her parents Stanley and Dorothy Cheney.

She attended Northampton School for Girls and then Smith College in Massachusetts and received her BA from Georgian Court College in Lakewood. She later received her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and practiced family law in Toms River for over 20 years. Barbara and a colleague founded a non-profit adoption service, New Jersey Friends of FANA.

Barbara is survived by her beloved husband Robert, a retired USAF Colonel and Pan Am World Airways pilot. They were married for 57 wonderful years and raised four biological children: Elizabeth, Victoria, Stanley John and Ian. They adopted and loved many other children including: Adriana, Jennifer, Katherine, John, Hope, David, and Alec. Barbara and Robert lived and raised their family for over forty years in Toms River. She will be forever loved and missed by her family.

Margaret Clifton Shute ’32

CliftonMargaret Clifton Shute, 99, a resident of Granite Farms Estates in Media and former resident of Swarthmore (1949-1989) passed away on January 8, 2013 at Crozer Chester Medical Center.

Margaret was born in 1913 at Methodist Episcopal Hospital, NY, NY. She was the daughter of Capt. Alfred Lee Clifton and Gladys Burgess Clifton. She was married in 1940 to the late Capt. Corben Clark Shute, USN, highly decorated veteran of WWII.

Mrs. Shute was a world traveler visiting 38 different countries during her lifetime. She was an active supporter and former Treasurer, Secretary, Chairman of volunteer services/blood programs and President of the Swarthmore branch of American Red Cross. She was also a member of Providence Garden Club from 1964 – 2008. In 1962 she was invited to Hoboken, Belgium to christen the launching of a large oil tanker, Atlantic Competitor, for Atlantic Refining Company.

After the death of her husband in 1988, Margaret moved to Granite Farms Estates. She served as President of Granite Farms Estates Residents Association from 1995 – 1997. At Granite Farms Estates she made many dear friends, played bridge and hosted many parties and celebrations. She will be remembered as “The Hostess with the Mostest”, and for her wonderful flair for humor and a talent for leadership.

Frances Rousmaniere Storrs ’31

Frances R StorrsFrances Rousmaniere Storrs of Oyster Bay, New York died April 22, 2013 peacefully at home at the remarkable age of 100.

Her charitable life began in 1929 at the age of 16, when she worked for the summer in Hyden, Kentucky, where her mother’s family had funded the Frontier Nursing Service three-room hospital, and rode horses through the back hills to help provide medical care. For the rest of her life, she devoted much of her energy to helping others through a multitude of charities, including Planned Parenthood, Visiting Nurse Services, the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Boys and Girls Club, the Oyster Bay Waterfront Center, Friends of the Bay and many others.

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Carol Somerville Cory ’42

Carol Somerville Cory ’42 passed away peacefully on July 1, 2013. She was 89 years old. Carol was born on December 25, 1923, in Evanston, Illinois, to John and Corinne Patton Somerville. The day she was born, the nurses at the hospital went to her mother’s room with lit candles. Seeing the candles, her mother thought, “I must be in Heaven.” The nurses were there to sing Christmas carols. Carol was named because of that special event.

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Bethia Smith Currie ’39

Dr. Bethia S. Currie died peacefully at the Sharon Health Care Center on July 3, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Meriden, Conn., in 1922, but had lived in Cornwall since 1955.

She attended Northampton School for Girls and Vassar College, graduating cum laude in 1943 with a degree in English literature. She taught briefly at Pratt Institute in New York City before marrying and starting a family. In the 1960s she attended the New School for Social Research, studying philosophy and political science. She obtained a masters in philosophy in 1970 and her doctorate in 1971 and served as a graduate assistant teacher. She went on to teach philosophy and comparative religion at the University of Connecticut in Torrington as an assistant professor until her retirement in the mid 1980s.

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