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Emily S. Thayer

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July 29, 2013
I was sad to hear of Mrs. Thayer's passing. I was one of her students during her first year of teaching at Start. She was so young and cute. I don't recall her as tough. I do recall that she took a real interest in the diaries we wrote. I think a part of my youth died when I heard of her death. She seemed to be so much a part of the era when I was in High School around 1970.
July 25, 2013
I just heard this news. I'm very sad to see that this wonderful woman is no longer with us. She is home with Jesus and I know she's at peace. Mrs. Thayer is why I went into education as an English teacher. I wanted to exude everything she brought to the classroom: fun, fairness, honesty, uniqueness, creativity, humor, discipline, high-level thinking, and her "sticker trade in" activity. I loved her zeal, her dancing feet, her bright, cheerful skirts & her laugh. She was kind, energetic, and caring- living her life to the fullest and representing Jesus & her faith well. I wrote to her after high school to keep in touch and saw her just a few years ago. When she found out I was teaching, she sent me a gift to my classroom. She was wonderfully selfless. She will be greatly missed, but I promise to keep her spirit alive in my classroom by bringing out her idiosyncrasies. RIH Mrs. Thayer! Love, "Baby Riz"
July 04, 2013
Emily was and will always be admired and respected by all who knew her. Emily will leave a legacy that will touch future generations. When the Lord leads a person into his/her calling, He will make you good at it, and your calling prove to give you great joy. Emily was living proof of that truth. Emily was a wonderful teacher and role model. Surely, we could see what great joy she found in teaching her many students.
July 04, 2013
I remember Emily from Deveaux, Devilbiss and Start, because if you knew her you always remembered her. We starred in the Jr class play at Start in 64, "Home to Mother" Emily was so generous to take the maid's role but she really had the lead! Linda Knisely Henry Stuart, Fl
July 03, 2013
Tom, I am so sorry to hear about Em. I still remember the apt. in Athens and the fun we had. May she rest in peace and God be with you my friend.
July 03, 2013
Mrs. Thayer was one of my favorite English teachers at Start, I had her twice for honors classes. She was tough but that was because she saw the potential in us and wanted us to live up to it. She made a difference in many lives. *C/O '04*
July 03, 2013
A favorite teacher bar none! She had a way of making English grammar rules stick in my head like no other teacher since. Is, be, am, are, was, were. been, have, has, had, does, do did, may, might, can, could, shall, will, must, should, would, being. Helping verbs....thank-you Mrs. Thayer I still remember them! So sorry you had to leave us so soon...:(
July 03, 2013
Tom,
I was saddened to hear about Emily this morning when talking with my mom. I remember fondly the times at Pilgrim in PF; Emily and my sister Jane being the "older girls" who did everything first and best. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. I am confident Emily is making God smile and the rest of the Angels laugh!
July 03, 2013
My freshman year at DeVilbiss (1989-90) was memorable for a number of reasons, among them was Mrs. Thayer's English class. I'll always remember working on the short story project ALL NIGHT at Deitra Jamra's house with Laurel Moffat and Jackie Hoover. It was a rite of passage indeed. She had bright blond hair and pink glasses, if I remember correctly. She was SO tough, but cared about her students tremendously. We worked hard because we didn't want to let her down. I just finished my 16th year of teaching high school and I think often of Mrs. Thayer.
July 02, 2013
I remember Mrs. Thayer vividly as my freshman English teacher (class of '89)...one of the best teachers I ever had. RIP Mrs. Thayer.

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