is with great regret that we announce that our Genealogist and Membership
Chair, Elaine Chadbourne Bacon, died late Friday night, August 17,
2001, at a Seattle, Washington hospital.
She had been in poor health
for several years and required oxygen on an on-going basis, and
was unable to attend to our reunion in October, 2000, although she
very much wanted to.
She had planned to come
to the reunion this year, health permitting, and as a "trial
run" attended a social occasion in Idaho a couple of weeks
Immediately after that
event, and on her way back to San Jose, her health worsened and
she had to be hospitalized in Seattle.
As both Genealogist and
Chair of the Membership Committee, and a devoted and untiring worker
for the CFA for many years, Elaine leaves behind fond memories and
an important and lasting tribute to her perseverance - our 1994
Chadbourne genealogy book.
Elaine's husband, twin
daughters, son, and their families, are understandably in a state
Linda Hanscom and I commissioned
a plaque for Elaine on Thursday of last week, to recognize her many
years of work and devotion to the CFA, as the Board had discussed
at our last meeting.
It was prepared the next
day and sent by UPS that day for next day delivery. Unfortunately,
it arrived too late for Elaine to see it, but the family will appreciate
George F. Sanborn Jr.,
Chadbourne Family Association