American TESOL Institute & World Wise Schools

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World Wise Schools has matched up Peace Corps Volunteer Julia H. with American TESOL Institute for a two-year exchange of ideas, stories, pictures, and artifacts that help ATI students in the classroom learn about the people, geography, environment, and the culture of the world.

Hey ATI students! Mwa la la po? (how are you all in Oshiwambo, the local language). My name is Julie and I'm currently a Peace Corps volunteer serving in Namibia in Southern Africa and will be here for 2 years. I arrived in Namibia in August when I completed a two-month training program in a town called Okahandja. The training consisted of medical, safety, technical, cultural and language sessions from 8:30 to 5 everyday during the week and sometimes even on Saturdays! There were 45 Americans with us from all over the US since the beginning and we spent all that time together so you can imagine we all became pretty good friends. While in Okahandja, we all lived in different neighborhoods with host families so it was a really good introduction to Namibia and its people and culture.

After 8 weeks as Peace Corps trainees in Okahandja, we swore in as volunteers on October 16 and moved to our sites the next day! The volunteers in our group are spread out throughout the entire country and the majority of our group are English, Science, or Math teachers since we are all education volunteers (there are also health volunteers in Namibia). I am a bit of a special case because although technically I am lumped in with the education volunteers, I actually am not a teacher at a school. I am an ICT Volunteer (Information and Communications Technology) and am working at a community library at my site. Of our group, there are four ICT Volunteers and only two of us won't be at schools.

So now that you have the background, I can tell you a little bit about my site, which I have been at now for two weeks! I was placed in a small town called Omuthiya in Owamboland which consists of four regions in the Northern part of the country. Omuthiya was recently proclaimed a town and is definitely in the PROCESS of developing. I kind of feel like I have the best of both worlds here since I do have some of the amenities of a town but also live 4km off the main road (about an hour's walk) in a village. I definitely mean *some* amenities since there is no grocery store here and I have to travel 80km to my shopping town of Ondangwa to buy food! I am living on a traditional Owambo homestead with a host family who are really awesome. A homestead is a collection of huts and houses owned by one extended family and surrounded by a ton of land. My Meme and Tate (Mother & Father in Oshiwambo) are older and their kids are all grown and have moved away but there are several Namibian students (or learners, as they are called here) who live here and help out because of the homestead's proximity to local schools. Additionally, there are several farmers who also live and work here. I have my own little 4-room concrete house on the homestead and there is no electricity or running water. There is a water tap in a different section of the homestead so I am able to fetch water whenever I need it. A lot of other volunteers on homesteads have bucket showers and pit latrines but I am lucky enough to have a flush toilet and (cold!) shower which are both located in another little house on the homestead.

My job is still pretty new which means I'm still getting the hang of things and figuring things out but I'm really liking it so far. I am currently helping to open a new library in town which has included setting up a computer lab there, helping to move in furniture, facilitating setting up the internet, and organizing and shelving books. Organizing the books is what my days mostly consist of right now. It's very time consuming! I can't wait for the library to actually be open. I have lots of ideas for what I want to do there when community members start using it!

So that's a little snapshot of my life right now. It's all very new and exciting and I'm really liking it! Where are some of the places that you all will be teaching? What are some of your reasons for wanting to teach abroad?? I'd love to hear about you guys!! Feel free to e-mail with any questions - juliemhyman@gmail.com. I'll do my best to answer you as quickly as I can. Talk to you soon!!

Julie



Peace Corps announces 2019 top volunteer-producing states

District of Columbia holds No. 1 spot for third year in a row; Massachusetts enters top ten per capita.

WASHINGTON ?Peace Corps released today its 2019 rankings of the top volunteer-producing states and metropolitan areas across the United States.

?I commend the community leaders from these top states for their continued support of the Peace Corps," said Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen. "Volunteers make a powerful impact when they share their unique hometown perspectives with the communities they serve abroad. Serving with this agency is an opportunity for all Americans to develop the skills they need in a global world.?

The four lists are: Top Volunteer-producing States per Capita; Top Volunteer-producing States Overall; Top Volunteer-producing Metropolitan Areas per Capita; and Top Volunteer-producing Metropolitan Areas Overall.

2019 Top States ? Per Capita (# of volunteers per 100,000 residents)

1) District of Columbia ? 18.2

2) Vermont ? 8.1

3) Montana ? 5.1

4) Virginia ? 4.5

5) Maryland ? 4.3

6) Oregon ? 4.2

7) New Hampshire ? 4.1

7) Colorado ? 4.1

8) Maine ? 3.8

9) Washington ? 3.6

9) Massachusetts ? 3.6

10) Minnesota ? 3.5

The nation?s capital is the largest producer of volunteers per capita, with approximately 18 volunteers per 100,000 citizens, a 23% increase from 2018. Vermont is No. 2 for the third year in a row and for the sixth consecutive year Montana comes in at No. 3 on the per capita list. Massachusetts has made this list for the first time ever, at No. 9.

2019 Top States ? Total Volunteers

1) California ? 851

2) New York ? 413

3) Virginia ? 384

4) Texas ? 368

5) Florida ? 341

6) Pennsylvania ? 293

7) Illinois ?279

8) Washington ? 271

9) Maryland ? 259

10) Massachusetts ? 247

For over a decade California and New York have ranked No.1 and No. 2, respectively, on the Top States Overall list. In 2019, California sent 851 citizens to serve in the Peace Corps, 15 more than in 2018.

2019 Top Metropolitan Areas ? Per Capita (# of volunteers per 100,000 residents)

1) Charlottesville, VA ? 16.5

2) Missoula, MT ? 13.7

3) Fort Collins, CO ? 13.3

4) Burlington-South Burlington, VT ? 11.8

4) Ithaca, NY ? 11.8

5) Bellingham, WA ?10.9

6) Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA ? 10.7

7) Bloomington, IN ? 10.0

8) Columbia, MO ? 9.8

9) State College, PA ? 9.7

9) Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA ? 9.7

10) Harrisonburg, VA ? 9.6

10) Ann Arbor, MI ?9.6

Although it never ranked before 2018, Charlottesville, VA, again takes the No. 1 spot for top volunteer-producing metropolitan areas per capita, Charlottesville sent 36 citizens to service in 2019, 10 more than in 2018.

2019 Top Metropolitan Areas ? Total Volunteers

1) Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ? 472

2) New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ? 217

3) Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ? 212

4) Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ? 155

5) Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ? 149

6) Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ? 140

7) Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ? 117

8) Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ? 109

9) San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ? 106

10) Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH ? 103

For the first time in three years, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria area takes the No. 1 spot overall for top volunteer-producing metropolitan areas.

Virginia and Washington appear on all four lists, with Virginia claiming a top five spot on each.

Peace Corps is unique among service organizations because volunteers live and work at the community level. Service in the Peace Corps is a life-defining, hands-on leadership experience that offers volunteers the opportunity to travel to the farthest corners of the world and make a lasting difference in the lives of others. Applicants can apply to specific programs by visiting the Peace Corps website and connecting with a recruiter.

*Peace Corps data current as of September 30, 2019. The metropolitan area data used to determine Peace Corps? rankings are derived from the most current U.S. Census Bureau ?Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area? data. Volunteers self-report their home city and state on their Peace Corps application.


Publ.Date : Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:58:04 +0000

World Wise Schools program celebrates 30th anniversary during International Education Week
Paul D. Coverdell, the founder of the World Wise Schools program and former Director of the Peace Corps, participates in a World Wise Schools activity in Houston circa 1990.

WASHINGTON?Today the Peace Corps' Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools (WWS) program celebrates the 30th anniversary of its founding by sharing new interactive resources that teach intercultural understanding and global competence to young people. Over the past 30 years, more than two million students and 25,000 Peace Corps volunteers have engaged with WWS.

In 2019, 3,985 Peace Corps volunteers?over half the total population?participated.

Established in 1989 by former Peace Corps Director Paul D. Coverdell, the WWS program provides over 500 online resources to U.S. learners, teachers and current and returned Peace Corps volunteers. Educators can use published WWS materials to teach understanding and respect for other cultures worldwide. Teachers can incorporate WWS materials into existing study units or use them as the centerpiece of an interdisciplinary curriculum. Around 13,000 educators per year access and engage with these materials.

?It?s through the World Wise Schools program that anyone in the U.S. can see into another society and meet people from across the globe in an intercultural exchange,? says Katie Hamann, a Peace Corps program specialist on the team that runs World Wise Schools. ?I truly believe this is key to creating a globally competent classroom, community and world.?

World Wise Schools also fosters an appreciation of global issues by facilitating communication among Peace Corps volunteers and students in the form of letters, phone calls and video chats. By providing these educational resources to promote global competence, the program supports the Peace Corps' Third Goal of teaching Americans about the world.

?I?ve heard from educators, students and group leaders about the impact of these interactions between Peace Corps volunteers and their classrooms,? says Hamann. ?The world is made a bit smaller through understanding others. It takes getting uncomfortable as well as a willingness to challenge your perspective and be curious.?

Today, World Wise Schools continues to provide easy-to-implement programs that educators can incorporate into their classrooms. This partnership provides an engaging and creative way for students to learn about the countries and communities that Peace Corps volunteers serve.

To learn more about the impact of the World Wise Schools program or to access the academic resources offered, visit www.peacecorps.gov/wws.


Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:15:04 +0000

Peace Corps mourns the loss of Chidinma Ezeani

WASHINGTON ? Peace Corps Ghana Volunteer Chidinma ?Chi? Ezeani, 30, of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., passed away at a hospital in South Africa on October 26 due to injuries sustained in an accident in her home.

Chi, an agriculture volunteer, entered the Peace Corps in September 2017 following a career in finance and accounting in California.

?Chi was an outstanding volunteer and a beloved member of the Peace Corps family,? said Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen. ?We are devastated by this loss and praying for Chi?s parents and loved ones, including her many friends and colleagues in Ghana. We are with them through these difficult days, and we join them in honoring Chi and celebrating her life and service.?

In an aspiration statement prior to being sworn in, Chi wrote about her desire to share her business and interpersonal skills in Ghana.

?Communication, work ethic, and flexibility are some professional attributes I would provide during my service,? she wrote. ?I believe understanding the local language will benefit me in gaining trust from the community. Also, I believe communication with my fellow Peace Corps volunteers and staff would make me feel comfortable in a shorter period of time.?

Peace Corps Ghana staff said Chi was deeply committed to building the capacity of her community members to adopt farming practices that would increase food production and improve household nutrition.

She worked closely with local junior high school students to establish school gardens and provide agricultural training, inspiring families to start their own gardens and seek opportunities for selling vegetables.

A leader among her peers, Chi served as the co-chair of the Peace Corps Ghana Diversity Support group, which provides emotional support to all volunteers. She had recently been approved to extend her service in Ghana for a third year.

Chi earned a bachelor?s degree in accounting and finance at the University of California, Riverside in 2011. While working at financial firm Foresight ASG in San Francisco, she was a volunteer accounting and business consultant to several not-for-profit organizations in the Bay Area.

In her free time, Chi studied film at the San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking and worked in film production.

Chidinma Ezeani is survived by her father Hyacinth Ezeani, a dentist; mother Ifeoma Ezeani, an optometrist; sister Adaora Ezeani, a doctor; and brother Chiemelie Ezeani, a student of economics at USC.


Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:34:14 +0000

Peace Corps re-establishes program in Solomon Islands

WASHINGTON ? Almost 20 years after departing Solomon Islands, the Peace Corps announced it will re-establish operations in the South Pacific nation. Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen and the Honorable Harry Kuma, minister of Finance and Treasury of Solomon Islands, celebrated the announcement during a reception today at Peace Corps headquarters.

?Based on the results of a thorough assessment earlier this year, we are pleased to support the return of Peace Corps volunteers,? said Director Olsen. ?We are grateful to the Government and people of Solomon Islands for their invitation to have Peace Corps volunteers serve side-by-side with Solomon Islanders in their beautiful country.?

Peace Corps? efforts in Solomon Islands will initially focus on education and will recruit short-term volunteers with experience in Peace Corps? education sector to help re-establish the program. This first group of volunteers is scheduled to arrive mid-2021.

In late 2021, the second group of volunteers is slated to arrive. They will undergo three months of comprehensive cultural, language and technical training before they are given their two-year assignments.

From 1971 to 2000, more than 700 Peace Corps volunteers served in Solomon Islands.


Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Oct 2019 20:08:41 +0000

Congressman Joe Kennedy III speaks at Peace Corps headquarters

WASHINGTON ? Congressman Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts delivered remarks at Peace Corps headquarters September 11, reflecting on his Peace Corps service in the Dominican Republic more than a decade ago and stressing the importance of sending American volunteers to live and work around the world today.

Kennedy, a co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Peace Corps Caucus, was invited to address the Peace Corps community as part of the agency?s longstanding Loret Miller Ruppe Speakers Series.

Remembering the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, he said, ?We will, as humanity, reject hate and violence. What is the best response to hate and violence? I?m not sure I can come up with a better answer than the Peace Corps. By sending Americans to other countries to simply say, ?How can I help??

Congressman Kennedy served in a rural town in the Dominican Republic from 2004 to 2006, partnering with his neighbors on efforts to improve conditions for workers and grow the local economy through tourism in scenic areas.

?There?s not a day that goes by that I don?t draw from that experience,? he said.

During a going away party near the end of his two years of service, he encountered a man who had been skeptical of outsiders.

?He pulls me aside and says, ?You did a good job here, but it took us over a year to trust you,?? said Kennedy.

The congressman said volunteers? long-term commitment to their host communities and willingness to live and work alongside their neighbors and learn the local language and culture make the Peace Corps successful.

Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen pointed out that Kennedy?s project is still in operation and serves as a model for new volunteers.

She asked if he had a message for currently serving volunteers.

?Every volunteer is an ambassador of the United States, and the impacts they will have on the community are going to last well beyond their term of service,? said Congressman Kennedy. ?The opportunity, the responsibility that volunteers have, to be selected by the United States government to be good stewards. It?s an extraordinary opportunity, and you will also see the expectations the world places on us. This matters.?

Don Clark, who was Kennedy?s supervisor in the Dominican Republic, was on hand for Wednesday?s event. Also in attendance were Loret Miller Ruppe?s daughters Mary Ruppe Nash and Adele Ruppe.

The Loret Miller Ruppe Speakers Series honors the agency?s longest serving director and is a forum for world leaders to speak about issues related to the Peace Corps? mission, including volunteerism, public service, and international peace and development.


Publ.Date : Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:42:29 +0000

Peace Corps to Re-Establish Program in Kenya

WASHINGTON, D.C.? Over five years after the suspension of its program in Kenya, the Peace Corps announced today it will re-open its doors in the East African country.

?Since the departure of our volunteers in 2014, the Government of Kenya, the Peace Corps and the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi have been steadfast in our desire to return to the important work volunteers were doing throughout the country,? said Jody Olsen, Director of the Peace Corps. ?Based on the results of a thorough assessment earlier this year, we have determined that in-country conditions support the return of Peace Corps volunteers. We look forward to working with our friends and colleagues in Kenya, continuing to build bonds of international peace and friendship together.?

Peace Corps? efforts in Kenya will focus on math, science and deaf education. Once in Kenya, volunteers will undergo three months of comprehensive cultural, language and technical training before they are given their assignments to serve for two years. The first Peace Corps volunteers to serve after the suspension of the post will arrive in late 2020. Available positions can be found here.

Since the program was established in 1964, more than 5,000 Peace Corps volunteers have served in Kenya.


Publ.Date : Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:54:27 +0000

Beninese teacher earns Mandela Washington Fellowship
Rousseau (pictured here in a white laboratory coat), uses teaching techniques that help his students learn and understand, not regurgitate.

WASHINGTON ? Emignogni Mahtoundji Noe Rousseau, a long-time counterpart to Peace Corps volunteers in Benin, was honored with the esteemed Mandela Washington Fellowship for his work educating Beninese youth.

Peace Corps Education Volunteer Conner Swan met Rousseau in the fall of 2017, when both were teaching English in Niaro, a rural community in Benin. Rousseau was Swan?s Peace Corps counterpart, a person in a volunteer?s host community who works alongside the volunteer.

Almost a year and a half later, Swan had nominated him for the Mandela Washington Fellowship, a State Department funded program that provides 700 Sub-Saharan African leaders the opportunity to attend a United States college or university and support for professional development after they return home. Rousseau received the fellowship and is now in the United States at Virginia Tech University.

?Rousseau is a remarkable example of the potential and capabilities of the Beninese people,? said Swan. ?In a country where few people have the opportunity to receive a formal education beyond a grade school level, Rousseau has earned his high school diploma, teaching certificate and master?s degree ? all by the age of 25 ? and has chosen to apply himself to create positive change in his home country?.

As a Peace Corps counterpart, Rousseau partnered with Peace Corps volunteers on local projects, like taking students to the National English Spelling Bee in Porto Novo, the capital city, running an after-school English club and writing a Peace Corps Partnership Programs grant to fund and construct two new classrooms at the school.

?In a place with little to no teaching resources, Rousseau engaged his students with creative songs, dances and games,? Swan continued. ?He used interactive techniques to help his students learn and understand.?

Education is the Peace Corps? largest sector, comprising 42% of all volunteers. Since 1961, more than 45,000 education volunteers have served in 131 countries across the globe. Volunteers work in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools, teaching math, science, and conversational English, and serve as resource teachers and teacher trainers. Currently, approximately 3,000 Peace Corps education volunteers teach in 48 countries around the world.


Publ.Date : Mon, 05 Aug 2019 15:29:38 +0000

Peace Corps volunteers reaching thousands of young people with life skills training

WASHINGTON?With over 200 million youth around the world living on less than $1 a day, Peace Corps is working to strengthen long-term health, education and economic outcomes for young people. Since its inception in 2010, youth in development has become the Peace Corps? third-largest sector comprising 13 percent of volunteer positions in 12 countries.

In 2019, approximately 2,400 volunteers in the agency's youth in development sector will reach over 171,000 young people with training and activities focused on life skills, gender equity, healthy living, financial literacy and more. Working at the community level in small towns and rural areas, volunteers coordinate with schools, community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations and governments to support youth with the necessary knowledge, skills and experiences to become healthy and engaged citizens.

?Volunteers serving in the youth in development sector support young people on a one-to-one basis,? said Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen. ?They transform lives through leadership, working to ensure young people have the chance to succeed in every field, from education to business to public health. One of the many exciting elements of the Peace Corps service is that every volunteer, regardless of sector, can make these crucial connections with youth in their communities.?

In 2018, youth in development volunteers reached over 54,000 girls from Armenia to Guatemala through leadership and entrepreneurship trainings. ?I really feel like I can be a leader in my community and make a change,? said Ayesha, a youth club member in Botswana who works with her local Peace Corps volunteer. ?Now I know I can go out and try a lot of different things and I will be successful.?

Around the world, Peace Corps volunteers build a foundation of success for the next generation. Ashley Pinamonti of Spring Mills, Pennsylvania, is currently serving as a youth in development volunteer in the Dominican Republic. ?My favorite part about the youth in development sector is its flexibility. It has allowed me to adapt my work to suit the community?s needs and has given me the opportunity to work with so many inspiring people,? Pinamonti said. ?I am looking forward to coming back a few years from now to see how much the community has progressed and to share some cafecitos (coffee) with all of the people who have touched my life in these two short years.?

View open positions in the Youth in Development sector here.


Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Jul 2019 13:58:17 +0000

Peace Corps mourns the loss of Donovan Gregg

WASHINGTON ? Peace Corps Response Volunteer Donovan Gregg, 31, of Beaverton, Oregon, died following a car accident July 23 in Rwanda.

Donovan, who trained English teachers at a university in Kigali, served in Peace Corps Response with his wife of eight years Jessica Gregg. The Greggs were also Peace Corps Volunteers together in Ethiopia from 2014 to 2016.

The couple began work in Rwanda in January 2019.

?Donovan Gregg was an extraordinary volunteer who, with his wife Jessica, devoted his life to service, education and learning about new cultures,? said Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen. ?We are heartbroken by this tragic news, and we send our condolences to Jessica, his mother Debbie, and their families. Donovan will always be remembered by the Peace Corps and the many people whose lives he touched around the world.?

Donovan, a TEFL-certified English teacher, graduated from Western Oregon University in Monmouth and earned a master?s degree from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy in Erfurt, Germany. He also completed an internship with the Department of Commerce at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.

During his time in Ethiopia, Donovan provided classroom instruction for five public school English classes, led training sessions for Peace Corps trainees and managed budgeting and logistics for youth summer camps, among other projects.

Earlier in his career, Donovan was an English teacher in Busan, South Korea, where he worked with 700 students from 2012 to 2014. He also worked for the German Engagement Prize Foundation in Erfurt and taught Afghan students and teachers with the American Councils for International Education in Mumbai, India.

Donovan was fluent in German and spoke Oromifa and Amharic.

?Donovan was a person with an easy smile who personified the Peace Corps spirit of development through cultural exchange,? said Peace Corps Rwanda Country Director Keith Hackett.

In addition to his wife Jessica Marie Macaulay Gregg, Donovan is survived by his mother Deborah Jean (Porter) Gregg, father Donnelly David Gregg, grandmother Esther Gregg, parents-in-law Shirley Anne Hauge and Gregory Dale Harris, half-siblings Cameron, Erica, Benjamin and Jonathan Gregg, step-sister-in-law Chloe Harris and her husband Terry Parker, aunt Rebecca Tevis and her husband Ken and cousin Casey Tevis.


Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:52:39 +0000

Peace Corps mourns the loss of Alan Hale
Alan Hale

WASHINGTON ? Peace Corps Response Volunteer Alan Hale, 80, of Bellingham, Wash., died in a bicycling accident in his site in the Philippines on July 11.

Hale arrived in Southern Leyte province in October 2018 and worked with local officials to improve solid waste management. He delivered training to more than 2,000 people with a focus on eliminating trash burning and littering.

?The entire Peace Corps family mourns the loss of Alan Hale, who gave so generously of his time and talents in the Philippines and made a real impact on everyone he encountered,? said Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen. ?Alan and his loved ones, including his host family, are in our prayers as we honor his memory and celebrate his lifetime of service.?

Hale was on his second tour as a Peace Corps Response volunteer in the Philippines, having served there from September 2017 to April 2018, and he worked for the Peace Corps as a training officer with Anita Hale in Puerto Rico for three years in the 1960s.

A longtime resident of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Hale was a life member of Kiwanis International and a member of Toastmasters International. He volunteered on many boards, including the Logan County Art League. He was also an avid swimmer who had a great appreciation for nature.

After graduating from Euclid High School in Euclid, Ohio, Hale studied biology as an undergraduate at Dartmouth College. He went on to earn a master?s degree in education at Mankato State University in Minnesota and a law degree at Ohio Northern University.

Hale had successful careers as an attorney, teacher, outdoor experiential leader, and municipal solid waste manager. His understanding of recycling and waste management, along with his desire to improve the environment, led him to become a Peace Corps Response volunteer.

?I joined the Peace Corps to fulfill a 50-year dream of serving as a Peace Corps volunteer,? Hale wrote from his site. ?My service in the Philippines means I have not been a porch-sitting retiree, but an active citizen involved in meaningful work.?

Alan Hale is survived by his brother Robert Hale and wife Catherine of Henderson, Nev.; sister Lynda Wilkerson of Bellefontaine, Ohio; daughter Thessaly Prentiss and husband Philip of Bellingham, Wash.; daughter Kari Hale and husband Justin Davis of Edmonds, Wash.; son Victor Beck-Hale of Columbus, Ohio; Anita Hale of Port Townsend, Wash. (mother of Thessaly and Kari); Ann Beck of Bellefontaine, Ohio (mother of Victor); and grandchildren Michael Davis, Clara Prentiss, Madeline Prentiss, and Garett Prentiss.


Publ.Date : Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:41:10 +0000