LWVN mourns the loss of three members who contributed greatly to the organization: Jane Leighton, Ingrid Kefauver and Ruth Fernandez-Herlihy.
Jane Leighton was LWVN President from 1975-77, and passed away on January 13. The Jane Leighton Award was named in her honor in 1980. Jane was honored to have her name symbolize service to the community and the League, and all those who worked with her remember her with great fondness.
Ingrid was an outspoken person and long time member who particularly valued the LWV practice of active citizenship and Voters’ Service.
Ruth Fernandez Herlihy
Ruth was active during the 1960s, and chaired the LWV N committee studying whether the City should form a Charter Commission (Florence Rubin later chaired the Commission itself). She is remembered as a lovely person and must have been a stalwart leader!
Ruth Fernandez Herlihy: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/wickedlocal-newton/obituary.aspx?pid=185661549