FALLEN ALUM

Celebrating the lives of those no longer with us

Submit a tribute or memory of a fallen Western Alum. If you know of a Westernite who has passed away, and you would like to share it with other alumnae, please submit the information to webmaster@whsaainc.org. If you have a photograph, you are welcome to send that as well. You may pay tribute to a friend or loved one regardless of how many years have gone by.

The Executive Board and Committee Members of WHSAA, Inc. would like to express their sincere condolences to the families of these Fallen Alumnae.

Lori Goodman, Class of 1984

As a student at Western, she was an outstanding member of the dance team. She returned to Western to share her expertise with the current students as dance teacher and coach of the school’s award winning Dance Team for several years. She was also the mother of our fellow alumna, Zori Patrick (Class of 2012).

 

Victoria Stevenson, Class of 1968

The Western High School Alumnae Association, Inc. continues to acknowledge fond memories of Mrs. Victoria Stevenson. She was a proud 1968 graduate of Western High School. She spent her entire professional career, 39 years to be exact, as an educator at her alma mater, retiring as the Math Department Chair in 2012. She was also a dedicated and long-time supporter of the Alumnae Association. She is truly missed. The current students have the opportunity to benefit continuing education with the awarding of the Victoria Stevenson Scholarship Fund, established in her name.

Michal Neverdon Merritt, Class of 1967
x-small-dove Michal Neverdon Merritt passed away on January 25, 2016.
Margaret R. Boyd, Class of 1989
x-small-dove January 3 1971- August 16, 2015
Margaret Rebecca Boyd passed with peace and grace on August 16th 2015, with her family at her side. For twenty years, Margaret worked as a Pre-Educator professional at the Maryland School for the Blind.
Muriel Handy, Class of 1967
x-small-dove Muriel Handy passed away on April 2, 2015
Rachell Webb, Class of 1975
x-small-dove Rachell passed away on February 23, 2015.
Paula Winslow, Class of 1977
x-small-dove Paula, after a short illness, passed away on September 13, 1996. She went to Morgan State University and earned a B. S. degree in Information System/Business. She was a member of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. While employed by Baltimore City Public Schools as a substitute teacher, she continued to pursue her education at Coppin State College in the Master of Education program. Submitted by, Karen Thomas. Life comes at you fast.
Carol Thomas Willis, Class of 1971
x-small-dove Ms. Willis passed away in August 2012.
Dorothy Jean Hobson Reisenweber, Graduated in the 1940s
x-small-dove Dorothy Jean Hobson Reisenweber passed away on August 23, 2012.
Margo Gibson Hughes, Class of 1982
x-small-dove Margo Gibson Hughes departed this life suddenly on February 3, 2012, at Franklin Memorial Hospital, in the presence of her loving husband, Herbert Hughes.
Lynn Tyler, Class of 1971
x-small-dove Lynn Tyler, class of 1971, passed on Saturday, July 30, 2011.
Sherryl Ryce Parrish, Class of 1974
x-small-dove It is with a very, very heavy heart that I post this information. This was my best friend for many years. Sherryl passed away on Tuesday July 19, 2011, from cancer. She is survived by two adult children, a grandson, one sister and one brother, along with a large group of other family members and friends.

Stephanie Johnson Cox, Class of 1975
x-small-dove Everything was held at the Vaughn Greene Funeral Home 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown Viewing: Tuesday, July 26th: 3-8 PM Viewing: Wednesday, July 27th: 11 AM-8 PM Wake: Thursday, July 28th: 10:30 AM Funeral: 11:00 AM

Keenya Jordan, Class of 1997?
x-small-dove No details available

Helen Besley Overington, Class of 1924
x-small-dove In 1928, Helen graduated from Goucher College and began teaching Biology and General Science in New York and Maryland. She earned a Master’s degree in Cyology and Genetics from Cornell University in 1930. While at Cornell, she worked under Barbara McClintock, who would go on to earn a Nobel Prize for genetiss in 1984, for work done during the time Helen assisted.

Debra Diane Hurtt, Class of 1970
x-small-dove Ms. Hurtt passed away on January 1, 2011. She was employed as a Clerical Associate at Johns Hopkins Hospital for 40 years. Lovingly submitted by Adriane Hill, Class of 1975 & Cathy Hill Ruffin, Class of 1979

Mrs. Karalee West, Class of 1958 (February Class)
x-small-dove Karalee died on December 26, 2010. She had fond memories of Western, where she received a top education and met lots of lifelong friends. Submitted by her husband, Richard L. Jones

Georgia Gress Hager, Class of 1960
x-small-dove Georgia was born in November 20, 1941, and died March 13, 2002, in Virginia Beach, VA.
Submitted by her lifelong friend, Nancy L. Waters Lauer (class of Feb 1960)

Ursula Edith Rasken Geoghegan, Class of 1960
x-small-dove Ursula born August 4, 1942 and died December 28, 2004. She retired from BG&E, and lived in Ocean Pines until her death. Submitted by her lifelong friend, Nancy L. Waters Lauer (class of Feb 1960)

Deloris W. Gilliam, Class (unk)
x-small-dove Click here for
funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Margaret McBride, Class of 1967
x-small-dove Formerly Margaret Kent. Click here for funeral arrangements.

Rosetta Gasque, Class of 1975
x-small-dove November 20, 1957 – April 5, 2010

Dr. Rebecca Byrd, Class of 1975
x-small-dove Dr. Rebecca Byrd, Class of 1975, passed away on April 8, 2010. “Becky,” as she was
affectionately known by her classmates at Western, went to medical school, and then on to become a doctor of Internal Medicine.

D. Winifred (Urban) Alt, Class of 1931
x-small-dove D. Winifred (Urban) Alt, Class of 1931, passed away on February 4, 2010 at 5 a.m. After
graduating from WHS, she attended Goucher College (1931-1933), Maryland Institute College of Art (1951-1952), and received her Bachelors of Science degree in 1955, from John Hopkins University. She was employed with the Enoch Pratt Library until she retired. Information submitted by her son, David Alt.

Nanette Maria Contee, Class of 1975
x-small-dove Nanette Maria Contee passed in 1978. Loving sister of Marsha Contee White, Class of 1966. And best friend and god-sister, Juernene ‘Chippy’ Bass, Class of 1975.