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.
Annette Dwight, SC, passed away December 11 after a long battle with cancer. Annette served many positions on a state and national level. Most recently as Public Relations Chairman.. Cards of condolence can be sent to the family at Dr. F.M. Dwight, 97 Cassena Circle, Bamberg, SC 29003
Claire-Frances Whitehurst, FL, passed away on November 13th after a brief illness. Claire-Frances loved Federation and spent many hours promoting its cause. Cards of condolence can be sent to the family at Vickie Glattfelder and Angel Harris, 262 Blackthorn La., Charlottesville,VA. 22902-7252.
Amy Jett, KY, passed away in late October. The family sang her into heaven and she died peacefully of congestive heart failure at the age of 97. A celebration of life took place in Richmond, KY on November 15th. Amy held several chairmanships on a local, state, and national level. Cards of condolence can be sent to the family at 2061 Greentree Drive, Richmond, KY 40475.
Long time member Margie Garrett, Alabama, passed away Sunday, November 8 after a brief illness. Margie served AFMC and NFMC for many years and held many positions. Most recently Margie served as publications chairman. Cards of of sympathy can be sent to 9627 Dortmund Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35803.