In Memoriam

 

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Deborah von Storch
It is with sorrow we share news of the passing on 09 April 2016 of our classmate Deborah von Storch (CE/DS). She was 73 years old. During her time at Wellesley, Deborah majored in Religion. She was a foster parent in Brewster, MA for several decades, and a dedicated yoga instructor, paddleboarder, and ukulele player. One of her foster sons remembered her to me as, “kind hearted, a stern disciplinarian, unabashedly honest, unafraid, and a mother to me when no one else was.” The loss is all of ours.

 

 

Sue “Susie” Ford-Montague

It is our sad undertaking to report the recent passing of our CE classmate and Davis Scholar Sue “Susie” Ford-Montague in 18 July 2015. Sue was 78 years old, a mother and stepmother to 10 children, grandmother to 31, and great-grandmother to 5. She loved and taught classical ballet among many other artistic interests and passionate endeavors, and was an active leader and teacher in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is survived by her husband C. Lee Caldwell. [http://www.russonmortuary.com/notices/Sue-Caldwell]

 

Maryann Loveday

Maryann Dahlbord Loveday CE/DS '93 died of cancer at home on Nov. 25, 2014, surrounded by her family. She will be remembered for her warmth, elegance, class, and steadfastness. Although a quiet presence, she was so much fun, and her laugh was infectious. An English major, Maryann loved the written word and wrote with precision. Her thank-you notes penned in calligraphic script were delightful. She loved designing events for our class, and they were always artistic and creative. She treated everyone with tenderness, care, and kindness—friends, family, the children she tutored, and her horse, Star. She is missed by husband Jim, children Carleen, Brendan, and Molly, and two grandchildren. [Written by Laraine Stepner CE/DS ’78]

 

Ginny Chung

It is with a heavy heart we report the passing of a beloved classmate, Ginny Chung, on 08 November 2014 after a yearlong battle with colon cancer. Ginny was born in New York, the daughter of George and Grace Chung, and grew up in central New Jersey with her sister Christine. After Wellesley, she earned her JD from Emory University, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University. Ginny spent all of her professional life working for the United States Government, first for the Internal Revenue Service and most recently serving as the Acting Deputy International Tax Counsel for the Department of the Treasury. Ginny adored her two children, Owen (10) and Emma (5) and is also survived by her husband Aaron King. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, traveling, volunteering for her community, and working tirelessly in her bountiful vegetable and flower gardens. She will forever be remembered for her authentic smile, loyal friendship, and unselfish nature. 

 

 

Grace Hagood Downs

Grace Hagood Downs, 41, wife of John Roland Downs, died suddenly 20 April 20 2013. She graduated from Easley High School in 1989, attended Yale University School of Drama Summer Acting Program in 1991, and National Theater Institute in 1992. After receiving her Bachelor's of Arts degree in English and Theater Studies from Wellesley, she received her Master's degree in Secondary English Education from Agnes Scott College in 2000. While attending Agnes Scott she also received the Blackfriars Acting Award.She was currently completing her third year of doctoral studies in Composition and Rhetorics at the University of South Carolina. Her research interests were in Computers and Writing, Game Studies, and Digital Humanities. While at USC she won the "Irene Dillard Elliott Teaching Award", "John Welsh Fellowship", and the "W.T.C. Bates Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Writing". [https://graspingthorns.com/2013/04/30/in-memoriam-grace-hagood-downs/]

 

Evelyn Rosner

[Please contact the Class if you have information about Evelyn, who passed away 23 July 2012]. [https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/floridatoday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=158760315]

 

Andra Jade Zavoy Lynch

Andra passed away 18 Sept. 2005. After Wellesley, Andra graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law. She was employed at World Access as a corporate attorney and was a professor at Strayer University. She was a member of the Junior League of Richmond, Richmond Wellesley Club, vice president of her alumni class at Wellesley, Richmond Rotary Club and was an active member of the Virginia State Bar. Andra is survived by her husband David Alan Lynch.

 

Sabra Dalby Rightmire

Sabra Dalby Rightmire, who worked to teach others about a rare form of skin cancer after she became ill, died 09 June 1999 from complications of the disease. She was 27. Mrs. Rightmire was diagnosed July 30, 1998 with the metastatic melanoma, a form of skin cancer that attacks the body's organs and usually causes death within months. She became a vocal member of an on-line support group for melanoma patients and caregivers. A 1989 graduate of University Liggett School, Mrs. Rightmire graduated from Wellesley College and was pursuing a master's degree at New York University at the time of her death. Sabra is survived by her husband Eric.

Sarah Wildasin

[Please contact the Class Secretary if you have information about Sarah, who passed away 27 Oct. 1992].

 

Ethel Salisbury

[Please contact the Class Secretary if you have information about Ethel].