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Colonial Dames mark founding member's grave

Colonial Dames mark founding member's grave

Carol Whitsell, president of the Lady Jane Sewall Chapter of the Colonial Dames 17th Century, along with Dena Cruz, vice president, Mary Pat Berry, treasurer, Darlene Oullette, Chaplain Joyce Candland and Connie Uy, prospective member, recently marked the grave of one of its founding members, Vivian Edelen.

The Lady Jane Sewall Chapter of the Colonial Dames 17th Century recently marked the grave of one of its founding members, Vivian Edelen, of Bryantown. Along with members of the chapter, Edelen’s son, Ned Edelen, was present.

Her grave also bears the insignia of the Daughters of the American Revolution, an organization she served in many capacities.

Edelen will be remembered for the eloquent letters she wrote, the high standards she set for herself, the enduring friendships she cherished and the remarkable legacy she leaves behind. She met everyone with a warm greeting, engaging smile and helping hand.

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