“I remember Miss Dunford from New Broad Rock Elementary School. She taught 6th grade. Later, She was my English teacher at Elkhardt. My mother died that school year. That morning, I called and left a message for her dad to please give to her. *She was at Bliley's (Richmond) Funeral Home that evening, giving me the support that I so much needed. She gave me a bracelet for my graduation at Manchester. Some time back, I tried to find her. I guess that I just did. She was a wonderful Lady...
“RIP Aunt Dorothy. We will miss our visits.
“It was enjoyable being at Media General in the Research Department with Mrs. Cook. She shared her knowledge and her love with us. She encouraged me daily with her thoughtfulness. May you find comfort in knowing that we will never forget Mrs. Cook.
“RIP Mrs. Cook! Thanks for the life lessons. You were a good teacher to a bunch of rotten kids (me included)! Susan (Hall) Turner
“She was my 8th grade English teacher at Elkhardt Intermediate. I adored her and looked forward to her class. She was a teacher who was quick to smile and had a great sense of humor. In our class we use to tease her (gently) to make her face turn red. She always seem to love this. I hope her family realizes how many wonderful children were honored to have her as a teacher.
“I'll miss Dorothy. We knew each other for over 65 years. We were Methodist, played softball against each other in high school, and finished our education at Longwood. Her parents were extra special people. I visited in their home many times.
“I am sorry to hear of Mrs Cook's passing.
I went to Elkhardt in 1970 /1971 and she left a lasting impression in my life.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
“I had "Miss Dunford" in the eighth grade at Elkhardt in 1967. She loved teaching...it showed. She made an impact on my life. Paul Lavender,pastor in Nova Scotia
“As a former student, I have often thought of Miss Dunford. She inspired me to expect more of myself and to be a life-long learner.
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