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In Memoriam

Willowdean E. Teets ’44HS died January 2, 2008, in Berkley Springs, West Virginia, at 80 years old.

Phyllis Ames Willford ’51HS died February 13, 2008, at home in Fernandino Beach, Florida, at 74 years old.  She is survived by her husband of 53 years the Reverend Milton Willford, son Chris Willford (wife Peggy), and daughter Catherine Willford (husband Alexander Best). Phyllis received her B.A. in education from the George Washington University and her graduate degree in early childhood development from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana. She was a lifelong member of the Christian Church  (Disciples of Christ). Phyllis gave a lifetime of service to her country and community in both professional and volunteer capacities in the public school systems of Maryland, Indiana and Florida, and non-profit agencies including Project Head Start in South Bend, Indiana, the Florida district Mental Health Boards, the United Way of Central Indiana, and a pilot non-violent juvenile offenders diversion program in Lee County, Alabama.

Mary “Catherine” “M.C.” Huntt Herberg ’67JC died at her residence in Hollywood, Maryland, at 60 years old. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Richard Herberg, Jr.; her children, Garrett Herberg, Mauricio Rodriquez, and Georgia “Daniele” Breeding; and four grandchildren. Upon graduating from St. Mary’s College, Catherine went on to get a bachelor’s degree at the University of New Orleans. She taught grammar school at the Immaculate Conception School in Marrero, Louisiana, for 23 years

James Vincent Kennedy, Jr. ’73 died October 27, 2007, in Laurel, Maryland, at 60 years old. He spent 30 years with the Library of Congress before retiring in 2005 as a copyright researcher.

Dora “Jean” Cooper Lacombe ’66 died of breast cancer on November 13, 2007, in Browntown, Virgina, at 61 years old.  She taught elementary school from 1970-2004. She was a team captain for Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

Douglas Harold (“Wazzy”) Wassmer II ’92 died suddenly on April 6, 2008. The son of Captain Douglas Harold Wassmer (U.S. Navy, retired) and René Wassmer, he was living in Memphis, Tennessee, and worked for Penske Automotive. He is survived by his wife, Holly Clark Wassmer, and their daughter, Kathryn Marie Wassmer. He is also survived by his parents and his younger brother Warren Wassmer II, sister-in-law Tara Wassmer, nephew Warren Wassmer III, and nieces Novalee and Lileigh Wassmer. He is buried at Memorial Park cemetery in Memphis. Condolences may be sent to his family at 6591 Rue Beaumonde, Memphis, Tennessee 38120 or to his parents at 91 Water Street, Pensacola, Florida 32505













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