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1922 - 2015
CONARD, Elizabeth Hope R. A resident of Wayland for 67 years, died on April 16, 2015. Born April 3, 1922 in Star Tannery, Frederick County, VA., she was the youngest of 5 daughters of George Henry "Harry" Richard and Daisy Belle Rinker. In 1943, she married Ralph W. Conard, who died in December of 1995. She was a member of University Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Mass. Her longtime interests included gardening and flower arranging. She was an honorary member of the Wayland Garden Club since 1979 and an honorary member of the Wayland Woman's Club, serving as president from 1996 - 1998. She was a life member of the New England Wild Flower Society (Garden in the Woods in Framingham), and a member emeritus of the Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts. During the 1960's she worked for Welcome Wagon in Wayland, welcoming many new residents to town with gifts from local businesses. She is survived by a son, Richard, of Wayland, nieces Mary Jane Russell and Elizabeth Eppinger and her husband Herbert Eppinger of Berkeley Springs, WV, nephew Gilbert R. Russell and his wife Linda of Naples, FL, grandnephew Herbert L. Eppinger, Jr. of Martinsburg, WV, grandnieces Ann R. Eppinger of Windermere, FL and Elizabeth E. Little of Keyser, WV, 3 great-grandnephews and 3 great-grandnieces. The family would like to thank the many visiting nurses of Parmenter Health Center who cared for Elizabeth over the past several years, and to home care aide Shantal Malcolm who provided assistance during her last year. Services were held in Winchester, VA followed by burial at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA. A brief memorial service will be held at University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St., Cambridge on Sunday, May 17, 2015 after the worship service beginning at 10:15 am. Gifts in remembrance of Elizabeth may be made to University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St., Cambridge, MA 02138. Arrangements were under the direction of the John C. Bryant Funeral Home of WAYLAND. For online condolences please visit: www.johnbryantfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Boston Globe from Apr. 29 to May 3, 2015
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