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07 February 2009

Socorro Teacher's Obituary

I just found out that one of my favorite high school teachers died in late 2007. Her obituary was in the El Defensor Chieftain at this link. I thought I would it with you here:

Brobeck Stone - Carol Anne Brobeck Stone, 63, died on November 27,2007,at Woodbine Rehabilitation Center in Alexandria, VA. She was born, March 20, 1944, in Rochester PA, to the late Marguerite K. and Harold W. Brobeck.

Mrs. Stone became a teacher and taught various subjects including Fine Arts, English, Drama, and ESL to grades ranging from K-12 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Petersburg, North Dakota (in a one-room school); Cyrus, Minnesota; Socorro, New Mexico, and for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools system (DoDDs)in Izmir, Turkey, and Bitburg, Germany. While affiliated with DoDDs, she was the recipient of numerous awards for teaching excellence. She was well known for her outstanding high school and middle school drama productions. In 1996, and 1997, she accepted the requests to host the Drama Festival for the DoDDs Near-Asia Theater held in Izmir, Turkey. She also traveled extensively fulfilling a life-long dream. She most recently visited Russia, and China. Carol is survived by her son, Ian E. Stone, Arlington, Virginia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Kim Brobeck, Chippewa Township, Pennsylvania; and Jerry and Linda Brobeck, Johnstown, Ohio. She will be missed by her family and many friends. A memorial service was held at Campbell's Chippewa Funeral Home, 2618 Darlington Rd, Chippewa PA.

She was one of my inspirations when I decided to become a teacher. I didn't realize that she had done so much! No wonder she was a fantastic teacher!

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