Odee Maier (North Dakota) passed away September 21st. Odee was very active in the local, state and national activities of NFMC. She was the founder of the North Central Region, served as American Music Division Chairman and held many other chairmanships. Odee served as state president of North Dakota from 1985 - 1989. Most recently, Odee served as the NFMC Summer Music Center Chairman. The 2015 Biennial Convention was dedicated to Odee for her service to NFMC and North Dakota. Cards of condolence can be sent to the family at 6292 13 Circle S, Fargo ND 58104.
Dr. Isabella Laude (FL) passed away June 21. Many will remember Isabella for her great work on Music Clubs Magazine. She held many positions in NFMC and FFMC and will be greatly missed. Cards of condolence can be sent to her home at 444 Seminole Road, Babson Park, FL 33827. The family has requested donations to the Frances Rands Beery Ballet Award with checks made out to FFMC. The memo line should indicate the ballet award. These donations can be sent to Suzanne Carpenter, treasurer of FFMC.
Margaret Whaley, PA president from 1990-1994, passed away in February. Margaret served as Music in Poetry Chairman in 2003.
Agnes Downie, VA, passed away March 12. Agnes was a staunch supporter of NFMC and will be forever missed. Most recently she was serving as PPA chairman. She was a longstanding member of Thursday Morning Music Club, Roanoke, VA, serving as President 1987 - 1991. She was the Parliamentarian of Virginia Federation of Music Clubs, and the Committee Chair for Founders Day for many years. Cards of condolence can be sent to 5830 Big Horn Dr SW, Roanoke, VA 24018
Nancy Hatz, PA, passed away January 20 at 100 years old.She was a past PA president and served at many levels for the state and national organizations. She was a lifetime member of both PFMC and NFMC. Above all she worked diligently for the arts in her community and supported and mentored the progress of many students and performers. Her interest and support for PFMC and NFMC was well known. She was called "our cheerleader" by many who worked with her.