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Elizabeth "Libby" Lee (Durgin) Alson Celebration/Memorial
Dear Horace Greeley Class of 1952,

Hello. I'm sorry to connect under the auspices of bad news but I'm sad to report your Horace Greeley classmate, and my mother, Elizabeth Lee (Durgin) Alson died on August 28, 2014 from pancreatic cancer.

You're all invited to a celebration of her life which will take place on December 6, 2014 at Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining, New York. Please pass this information along to others who may also be interested, and have a connection to Libby. Even if you're not able to attend, I would love to receive any writings of favorite memories, tributes, or photos with her to include in a tribute book I'd like to share with her husband and family.

Here is the wording of the invitation:

Celebrating A Life

In Loving Memory of
Elizabeth "Libby" Lee Alson
May 5, 1934 - August 28, 2014

Join us to celebrate the life of beloved Libby. Bring photos, memories, poems,
and art to add to a tribute book. Refreshments will follow.

December 6, 2014 at 3:00pm
Carriage House at Teatown Lake Reservation
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, New York 10562

In Lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Elizabeth Alson can be made to:
Pets Alive Westchester at: 914-372-7433/petsalivewest.org

RSVP by November 26th to: Katherine Alson, 29 Addison Street, Arlington, MA 02476 or

I look forward to hopefully hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Kate Alson (Libby's daughter)

PS Here is a link to her NYTimes obituary and an online guestbook to sign :
Obituary : http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?pid=172309890
Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/elizabeth-l-alson-condolences/172309890?cid=full#sthash.ZHFEE168.dpbs

Celebration/Memorial of Elizabeth "Libby" Lee (Durgin) Alson '52
Elizabeth "Libby" Lee, 80, died on August 28, 2014. Born in Bronxville, she attended Horace Greeley and Radcliffe, worked for McCall's and Knopf, assisted director Joseph Mankiewicz, and curated at Caramoor museum. Libby loved the arts, travel, nature, animals, and people. She will be greatly missed by her husband Larry, daughter Kate, stepson Peter, son-in-law Jason, daughter-in-law Alice, sister Helen, stepsister Mary, sister-in-law Elaine, her grandchildren Eliot and Eden, and a legion of family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Pets Alive: petsalivewest.org A memorial will be held at Teatown Reservation, Ossining, NY, December 6th.