1956

Frances Shannonhouse Clardy
1700 Queens Rd. W
Charlotte, NC 28207
clardyfw@aol.com

Nancy Salisbury Spencer
2580 Club Park Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
jyspencer@aol.com

Before our last reunion, our classmates received questionnaires asking for the news of their lives. Half of the news was shared in the last magazine. The remaining classmates’ news will be featured in this magazine. First we received sad news that our classmate, Catherine Colquitt Blue of Shreveport, La., died. After two years at Sweet Briar she graduated from the Univ. of Okla. She is survived by a son, daughter and several grandchildren. She was very active in her community.

Sally Ann Hyde McMillin lives in Ithaca, N.Y., and is a ticket manager for the Cornell Concert Series. A widow, her husband’s book on musical theater was published posthumously and won the George G. Nathan Award in 2007. She has three children and four grandchildren.

Anne Parker “Parksie” Carroll Mulhollend and husband Jack, a retired doctor, divide their time between Fort Myers, Fla. and Charlottesville, Va. She received a degree in radiologic technology from John Hopkins Univ. and is a retired radiologic technician. They have three children and seven grandchildren. She enjoys the winters in Fort Myers and plays lots of golf.

Helen Turner Murphy and husband Tayloe continue to live on their beautiful property in the country near Mount Holly, Va. Tayloe retired after 18 years in the State Legislature and four years as Secretary of Natural Resources in Va. They have a daughter and grandson. Helen enjoys all outdoor activities including fishing, tennis, sailing, and gardening. She has served on many boards and has been Senior Warden of her church.

Margaret Anne “Peggy Anne” Rogers received an M.A. in journalism on a grant at Univ. of Iowa. She worked for Saturday Evening Post and Lippincott Publishers in N.Y. She also served as a guidance counselor at a Catholic school and worked as a truant officer. Now she lives in a retirement community and enjoys traveling.

Allison Scott “Scottie” Boykin Parsons received her B.A. at Univ. of Md. She and husband Jim live at a retirement home in Glenwood, Md. Jim worked at the U.S. Senate Sergeant of Arms Office and Scottie worked for the national Cathedral and Hillwood Museum. She keeps active through exercise, tennis, bridge and five book clubs. Five of her six children live nearby. They also have 11 grandchildren.

Betty “Bett” Forbes Rayburn received an A.B. from Univ. of Ga. She and her husband Donnie live on her 150-year-old family farm. She’s a farmer and he’s a great gardener and tractor driver. She has three children and five grandchildren.

Brandon Forrest Rohr graduated from George Wash. Univ. A window, she and her husband both had careers in the insurance business. They were married 53.5 years with two children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is a liberal democrat and a devout Episcopalian.

Ann Train Ross, our Scottish classmate, received a degree from the U. of St. Andrews in Scotland. She retired from medical research and training and lives in England with her husband who is a retired architect, town planner and landscape architect. She volunteers at the Village Primary School as a reading tutor. They have three children and six grandchildren.

Kathryn “Kay” Smith Schauer spent a year at Stanford after Sweetbriar. She teaches elementary school, is a book keeper and tax preparer. Kay and husband Bob, an electrical engineer, have been married for 51 years. They have three children. She has enjoyed participating in political activities and is currently organizing her community’s plans to deal with natural disasters.

Nancy Salisbury Spencer and husband Jim, a retired Captain Airline Pilot, live in Winston-Salem. Nancy has two children. She and Jim, between them, have twelve grandchildren. Nancy remained a “passionate gardener.” Her beautiful garden is well known in the state, and she generously opens it to visitors throughout the year. She is also active in her Episcopal Church and has served on the board of visitors of Kanuga Episcopal Conference Center.

Jane Street Steele lives in Raleigh. Her husband Henry is an adjunct professor at Maryland College and an industry consultant. Jane has a son and daughter. She served as a docent at the N.C. Museum of Art for 20 years and currently serves as a Stephen Minister at her church. She and Henry have traveled extensively.

Leila Thompson Taratus graduated from Emory Univ. with a B.A. degree. Her husband Kenneth is a retired orthodontist. She had open heart surgery in 2011. She enjoys golf. They have three children and eight grandchildren. Her daughter, Leila, married Helen Wolf Evans’ son, Thomas. Recently, she had lunch with Weesie Grant, Laura Bowen, and Pryde Brown whose daughter is an art professor at Emory.

Marguerite Geer Wellborn graduated from Univ. of Ga. Her husband Marshall is a retired banker. They have four children and nine grandchildren.

Mary Ann Hicklin Willingham has been married 12 years to husband Jim who was in the investment business. She lives in her family home in Ashville and is a retired realtor. She has three daughters and six grandchildren. She is blessed with good health and continues to be active in her community and church.

Joan Broman Wright and husband Jim, a retired account executive at Merrill Lynch, live in Charlottesville, Va. They chose to retire there after living many years in Fla. They have two children and two grandchildren. She is active in a gardening club and opera guild and enjoys gardening and reading.

Frances Shannonhouse Clardy has lived in the same house in Charlotte, N.C. for 47 years. A widow, her husband Jim for who she was married to for 51 years was an investment banker. She has two children and five grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, and volunteer work. She continues to be very active with the Colonial Dames.