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Eleanor Wehmiller Fernald ’61

Eleanor, a former teacher who lived her life as an art form, died July 19, 2019.

A psychology major, Ellie received a master’s in education from Harvard and taught in Swarthmore public schools and at the School in Rose Valley in Pennsylvania. Though she enjoyed many rewarding years of teaching, she would come to feel that her greatest love was using her hands “to make stuff,” including pottery, papier maché, ceramics, and paintings, which she created in her own studio in Seattle.