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Class Notes 1939 Katharine Nevins Schwarzenbach (Pomona, CA): “Still spending summers on Island of Islesboro, Maine. Playing golf and loving every minute. When in Pasadena, stay with sisters Louise Nevins Miller ’44 or Dorothy McCay Scully ’54. When at the symphony, sat right behind Mrs. McGregor! I was captain of the Greeks in 1939, and we beat the Romans!” 1948 Constance Crawford (Palo Alto, CA): “I am enjoying my life in Channing House, a very stimulating retirement community. I have many new and rewarding people in my life these days. I am still writing, more actively than ever. Much of my work now is poetry, always a challenge. I look forward to visiting Westridge again—I hope before my 70th Class Reunion.” 1950 Nancy Copeland Lissaman (Los Angeles, CA): “For over a year now, I have been looking for a new place to live, after 25 years of climbing 55 steps to my hillside place in Echo Park (exhausted). My studio work is about climate change. As a long-standing member of the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art (SCWCA), my time is spent with the Eco-Arts group. We had an exhibition recently entitled ‘ Wilderness Mind-Activating Wonder,’ which concerned DROUGHT. I really miss not teaching any more ‘creativity in the classroom for teachers’ and my art senior school program for kids that had to close, alas!” 1953 Cynthia Crawford Berne (Bradbury, CA): “Tom and I saw Bob and Susan Grandin Taylor at my 80th birthday party in Santa Barbara, and again in Napa in November.” Virginia Bigelow Burke (West Hills, CA): “Best times are when Alan and I are with our family—son Alan with his two boys, Alex and Zack, and our daughter Elizabeth and her husband, Bill. Still go to Maine every summer.” Sara Clifford Hammond (Ocala, FL): “Am keeping busy—go camping at least once a month with my singles camping group. I’m on the River Patrol (kayaking) with Silver Springs State Park—also a board member. And I’m also back volunteering with Hospice of Marion County! Had my cataracts done four years ago—love it!”

Westridge alumnae gathered for lunch in England on November 28, 2015, at Hinton House, the lovely home of 2015 Ranney Award recipient Ophelia (Nancy) Ennis Follett ‘59, in Hurst, Berkshire. Pictured from left to right: Ophelia’s granddaughter Alice, Ian McGregor, Brian Johnson and Ophelia (Nancy) Ennis Follett ‘59, Suzy Baggs Watt ‘80, Elizabeth J. McGregor, Bonnie Dean ‘75 and her husband Larry Sargeant, and Barbara Holway Ilias ‘59. Valerie Thom Read (Capistrano Beach, CA): “We spent a wonderful week in Paris this spring—still our favorite destination. Whitney is in nursing school—very happy— she was born to be a nurse!” Catherine Rose (Santa Barbara, CA): “I am thrilled to say that the California Native Plant Society has just published my little book, Rock Creek Wildflowers, about a beautiful flowery alpine canyon in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.” Susan Grandin Taylor (Ross, CA): “Last year, went on our first cruise—to Norwegian Fjords. Also, a trip to Costa Rica in January, which we loved. Just returned from Maui where I slipped and broke an ankle and wrist and spent my 77th birthday in a hospital in Maui, so will miss our reunion this year.” 1955 Jenifer Paul Bode (Pasadena, CA): “Each year at Christmas time, a group of classmates gather for a luncheon. This year’s host was Susan Straubel Champion. I am still an enthusiastic docent at the L.A. Zoo. Love it, except for the annual test, which is a bear!! Am planning a trip to eastern Europe in September, including a Danube River cruise. Took this trip in 1986 when the area was under communist domination. Am looking forward to seeing the changes. Love to all my remaining classmates, Jenifer.”

1956 Barbara Blankenhorn Urban (Ponte Vedra, FL): “Hi, fellow classmates. I thought it would be appropriate to write to say that Dick and I moved to Ponte Vedra, FL in 2013. Our daughter and her family live here so it seemed like a good idea to move away from the northeast to this warmer clime to be near family. Our new, smaller home and the climate are just what we needed for this time in our life. Our two sons live in Denver. All the grandchildren are growing up quickly and some are on their own already. We are so blessed. Thanks for the most recent publication.” 1957 Anne Hereford Rohrbach (San Jose, CA): “Just got married to Gary Allen Walker in Newport Beach on July 19! Yay! It was in Newport Beach because so many family members of my sister Fran Hereford Pfaff ’51 live there. Of the 51 attending, all but eight were family. It was such a delight to blend them all, including our 13 grandchildren. We enjoyed three full days of what became known as our ‘Family Love & Fun Fest,’ creating many happy memories with much love, much fun, and much joy!”


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