Leah Deni passed away on December 22, 2004 at the age of 25. Leah worked at Lakes in the fall of 2001. Most recently, she had been a program director at the Urban Ecology Institute in Boston. Ms. Deni, died from complications from a blood infection she had battled for several weeks.
Alas, Jackson’s oldest living teenager died in October 2004. I first knew Willie Harris some fifty years ago when we were both working for Joe Dodge at the AMC headquarters up in Pinkham Notch. Actually, I heard him before I knew him. Willie had a wooden station wagon, I think it was a 1948 Mercury, […]
W.V. Graham Matthews, long-time Carmel Valley resident, 83, succumbed to complications from Alzheimer’s and a stroke on Aug. 18 2004. It was exactly 50 years ago that he arrived on the Peninsula to teach history and coach soccer at Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach. Born in Pasadena, Graham graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy […]
Charles “Ted” Bauer died June 28, 2004 at 85. Ted Bauer worked at Lakes in 1940-41. After the huts, he served as a naval aviator in WWII and then moved to Texas to cofound AIM Management Group which became the seventh largest mutual fund company in the world. He maintained a summer home in Rockport […]
Barbara Blanchard, 87, of North Conway died March 1, 2004 at Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She worked at Pinkham in the 1930s as Joe Dodge’s secretary and was the first female hutmaster during World War II. Her husband was OH Carl Blanchard. A graduate of Catherine Gibbs in Brooklyn NY, she also attended […]
Susan Boothman Hawkins, 53, of Lost Nation NH died quietly at home Tuesday, January 20, 2004 after a long consuming fight with multiple myeloma. Husband Chris “Hawkeye” Hawkins was at her side. She leaves a daughter, two sons, two sisters, nieces, nephews grand nephews and a wide circle of devoted friends. Susan was a Special […]
Bill Belcher died January 18, 2004 in Conway, NH after battling prostate cancer for several years. He was one of a family of Belchers that worked for the Huts System. His father Charles Foochow Belcher was a Madison hutman who became the AMC’s first Executive Director. Older brothers Charlie and Jeff worked in the huts. […]