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September 2017 - July 2018

Class Notes


Peg Rogers Weir '67 Peg and Pete purchased a house outside of Athens, Ga. While it's a little further away from the kids and grandkids, the drive excluding the traffic jams only takes 45 minutes to Jimmy and a little over an hour to Kate's. They are currently remodeling the kitchen, and have a long way to go. Peg is happier out in the middle of nowhere. It is peaceful if you discount Pete's power tools!

Helen Price '69, Sarah Rock Shaber '69, Blair Carter '69, Caroline Cooley '69, and Anne Eldridge Koehler '69 in Turks and Caicos.

Caroline Cooley ‘69 The Stalwart maidens from the Class of 1969 continue to get together almost yearly.


Marguerite Nunnally ‘71 Marguerite had a great time catching up like time had never passed with Gretchen Borges '71 in New York this summer. The laughter was infectious!

Marguerite Nunnally ‘71 & Gretchen Borges '71

Reta Dulaney Hurd ‘74 Reta and her husband, Bill, celebrated their daughter Hilary's first year at Harvard Law School. Bunny Camp Gibbons ‘79 Bunny recently joined Sally Peters Du Bose ‘77 at her firm in Charlottesville, Virginia Real Estate Partners. Bunny has a profound understanding of the area and all it has to offer. For Bunny, real estate is not just a job, she really enjoys helping people sell and buy homes. Her sons recently graduated from St. Anne's-Belfield School. Like their mother, they are sandbox graduates having spent 16 years each at the School!

Bunny Camp Gibbons ‘79


Ellen Rayphand '95 Ellen and Nicole Jonston '96 recently met up in Saipan, Rayphand’s home in the Pacific Islands, where Jonston works for the Department of Defense. Benji Rayphand '95 sent this photo to us via Facebook.

Ellen Rayphand ’95 & Nicole Jonston ’96

Dr. Barrett W. R. Peters ‘98 Barrett has been named a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry after successful completion of the final examination in the voluntary multi-year board certification process. He has also accepted an appointment as an affiliate professor within the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Pediatric Dentistry. He, his wife, and two children reside in Charlottesville where he maintains a full-time private practice.


Kurt J. Gloeckner ‘00 Kurt and Tiff welcomed twin daughters Claire Louise and Caroline Jane on April 24, 2017. Kristen Smith '03 In June, Kristen was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She have taught for the past eight years at Democracy Prep Charter Middle School in Harlem, N.Y. The award honors excellence in teaching as well as leadership in the field. Andrew Miller ‘06 Andrew successfully matched into an emergency medicine residency! He will graduate from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in May, and will begin his career training as an Emergency Medicine Physician at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA. Sophia Hunt '15 Sophia recently finished a summer internship as an Arthur Liman Undergraduate Fellow at the Center for Court Innovation in New York. She was also accepted to Harvard Law School through its Junior Deferral Program. After Sophia graduates from Harvard College in spring 2019, she plans to take two years off, as required, before matriculating to Harvard Law School as a member of their Class of 2024.

Kristen Smith '03

Andrew Miller ‘06

In Memoriam Alumni

Jane "Tish" Patricia Anderson '75 succumbed to Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome this past fall. For 30 years after her graduation from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Communication Arts and Design, Tish was a graphic designer in the Washington D.C. area. She then returned to St. Mary’s County, Md., where she continued to engage in jewelry making and photography, “inspired by the nature beauty of St. Mary’s County.” Lightfoot "Light" Copenhaver Hollingshead-Cook '58 was claimed by pulmonary fibrosis on Jan. 7, 2018. An athlete and an avid golfer, Light was above all a passionate and accomplished horsewoman. Known to all at St. Anne’s for her cheerful nature, after graduation from Hollins College and Columbia University, Light became an occupational therapist. Among her philanthropic causes were the Nature Conservancy, Heroes on Horseback, and the ASPCA. Light was predeceased by her husband and is survived by a son, step-son, and his children. Phyllis Culbertson Draper '49 died on January 25, 2018, having had Parkinson’s disease for 35 years. After graduation from St. Anne’s and Smith College, she went on to earn her master's in Early Childhood Education. She later worked for the head of the Peace Corps and served on the boards of Save the Children, Charles Armstrong School, Children’s Health Council of Palo Alto, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Kennedy Center. She is remembered for her whip-sharp nimble mind, her quick laugh and huge smile, and her tremendous strength when facing adversity. Phyllis is survived by her husband of 65 years, William, their three children, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Anne Shippen Echols '60 died on Feb. 27, 2018. After graduating from St. Anne’s and Vassar College, she worked in New York City, N.Y. for several years before returning to Charlottesville. She then managed the Culbreath Farm “Westerlea” near White Hall and was devoted to the horses and rescue donkeys thereon, as well as to her parrot, Rowey, her Siamese, Vishnu, and the many cats who followed. In order to keep her days free for riding and driving her pony, she worked for many years at Duner’s Restaurant and occasionally at a local bookstore. An enthusiastic reader, her house was itself as much a home for her books as for Anne, herself. Anne will be remembered by all for her irreverent attitudes and incisive wit. Sally Ann Parrish Hagar '54 died in Fort Myers, Fla., on Dec. 8, 2017. After graduation from Hollins College, she married Henry G. Hagar III, and during the 27 years he served in the Pennsylvania Senate, they lived in Williamsport. Sally was an active volunteer with the Junior League, SPCA, a home for the elderly, and national community services organizations such as the American Cancer Society and Red Cross. Sally was also an avid golfer, both in Pennsylvania and in Fort Myers, Fla., where they moved after her husband’s retirement. He survives her, as do their daughters and their children, and her brothers. Judith Carey Nash Gallo '54 died on Sept. 23, 2017. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in English from Agnes Scott College and an Master of Arts in psychology from Peabody/Vanderbilt University, Judy married Ray Gallo. She then became dean of Peace College in North Carolina, taught English in Florida, and was a marriage counselor in California. They settled in Morro Bay, Calif., where she raised their children, and for nearly 50 years volunteered in and through their church and CASA. Throughout, Judy was known for her graciousness, kindness, and courtesy. She was predeceased by her twin, Vivian "Joy" Joyce Nash Street '54, and survivors include her husband, her son, her daughter, and their families.

Elise Gamble Reed '47 passed away on Jan. 3, 2018. While at St. Anne’s, Elise was involved in myriad activities, ranging from playing on the School field hockey and basketball teams to serving as a class officer and managing the Footlights Club and the senior store. A member of the Glee Club all four years and its president as a senior, in later years she was a member of the Carolina Master Chorale and served on its board. For 35 years after graduation from Hollins College, Elise was a research psychologist and honored with the Career Intelligence Medal. Elsie is survived by her sister, Eleanor Gamble Savage '45, as well as by her brother, her daughter, and their families. Sally Harris Ritter '60 lost a valiant battle with throat cancer on Sept. 6, 2017, smiling while beating her “Dammit Doll” throughout. A talented artist at St. Anne’s, art continued to be at the center of her life. She worked for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Chester Springs Studio, and later was one of the Upstairs Studio Artists in Phoenixville, Penn. Throughout her life, Sally was known for both her upbeat attitude and her sympathetic ear. Sally is survived by her sister, Linda Harris Jones '61, and several nephews. Justine (Judy) Taylor '48, once a boarder for several years in her early teens at St. Anne’s, returned to live in the area for much of her adult life. She died on Feb. 18, 2018, after a lifetime of creativity and espousing animal rescue causes. Justine is survived by her sister Anita, brother Dewey, two sons, and eight grandchildren. Margaret Hench Underwood '46 died on June 26, 2017 in Winter Haven, Fla. Margy attended St. Anne’s from Grades 1 - 12. She then graduated from Swarthmore College in 1950 with degrees in history and art. She also was a four-time Virginia State tennis singles champion from 1948 - 1951. She married Oscar Wilder Underwood III, a graduate of the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville and moved to Florida in 1963. She and Oscar remained in Florida the rest of their lives. They have two daughters and a grandson. Margy and Oscar died within four days of each other in June 2017 after 63 years of marriage. They each were in declining health and died of natural causes. They are interred in the columbarium at the University of Virginia Cemetery. Margy loved her years at St. Anne’s, especially the education, sports, and lifelong friends she made.

Board Members and Faculty & Staff

Lisa Pickhardt Mann, longtime associate head of School for development, died on Oct. 28, 2017. Prior to her appointment, she had filled virtually every parental volunteer role, as well as manning the School Store. During her tenure, she oversaw tremendous growth in the Annual Fund, transformed the Biannual Auction into a major fundraising and community event, and successfully coordinated the School’s Campaign for the Next Century. It was not only Lisa’s dedication, but also her enthusiasm and selfless kindness that endeared her colleagues and made her a successful leader of what became known as “the Cottage Team,” many of whom came from near and far to celebrate her life. After leaving St. Anne’s-Belfield, Lisa became the director of development at James Madison’s Montpelier and continued to volunteer for Martha Jefferson Hospital and CASA. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Daniel, and sons Alex Mann '07 and Nick Mann '12. James Francis Scott, for whom the Center for Arts and Science is named, died on Oct. 29, 2017. He was a highly successful pioneer in the Appalachian oil and gas business and became a generous supporter of several educational institutions. From 1988 - 1999, Scott served on the Board of Trustees for St. Anne’sBelfield School. He is survived by his children, Mary '11, Grace '10, Charlotte '08, Meredith '01, and Will '00.

Jean Osbourne Wilhelm, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Belfield School from 1960 - 1968 and that of St. Anne’s from 1964 - 1967, died on Nov. 24, 2017. Her daughters, Lissa '70 and Tina '7 attended the school during their middle school years. Jean’s greatest contribution to the two schools was as an involved parent who supported the theater programs. Not only did she help the Lower School teachers with the productions of every class, but she wrote scripts for many of them and also brought professional groups to the School to perform. Jean’s work at the School reflected her lifelong commitment to education of young people through the arts. Dr. M.C. Wilhelm predeceased his wife; she is survived by her daughters and their families.

2017 - 2018 Class Notes  
2017 - 2018 Class Notes