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KYBURG, ELIZABETH OLSEN Elizabeth Olsen Kyburg passed away peacefully at home on August 14th, at the age of 84, after a long struggle with COPD. She is survived by her two children, Robin Margherita Kyburg Dickson and Christopher Ely Kyburg, and two grandchildren, Amy Krakowka and Alice Nissen, and four great-grandchildren, Ethan and Sophie Krakowka and Lucy and Theo Nissen, who were with her during her final days. She was born October 24, 1929, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of the late Fred and Florence Olsen, also of Guilford. She graduated from Bennington College and worked for many years at Yale University in the Anthropology Department. She lived in Old Quarry in Guilford, Connecticut, before moving to the Evergreen Woods Retirement Community. Known for her gentle kindness and keen wit, she enjoyed nature and the company of her family. In lieu of a memorial service, the family urges those wishing to honor her memory to enjoy a walk on the Westwoods trail https://guilfordlandtrust.org/wordpress/properties/westwoods or to visit the Guilford Free Library http://www.guilfordfreelibrary.org Arrangements in care of the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St, Guilford, CT 06437. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit: www.GuilfordFuneralHome.com
Published in The New Haven Register on Aug. 21, 2014
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