Weddings, Births and In Memoriam from 2023

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Weddings, Births and In Memoriam from 2023
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In addition to these milestones, enjoy the full Alumni Class Notes from 2023.


As of Dec. 31, 2023

Will Ormand ’13 married Mallie Davis on April 14, 2023, and celebrated with family and friends on July 17, 2023.

Erin Kelly ’15 married Bradley Boeck on July 1, 2023.

John Haslett ’11 married Weslea McWilliams in Oxford, Mississippi, on Oct. 14, 2023.

Lucy Turner ’08 married Elana Nachshin on Oct. 22, 2023, in Central Park in New York, New York.

Trevor Taylor ’09 married Karla Palen on Oct. 28, 2023.

Sydney Ramey ’17 wed Logan Jones at Fearrington Village in Chatham County, North Carolina, on Oct. 28, 2023.

Lucy Russell ’16 married Dante Pittman on Nov. 11, 2023.

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As of Dec. 31, 2023

Will Ormand ’13 and wife Mallie welcomed their son, John William Ormand V (Jacks), on Oct. 31, 2023.

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In Memoriam

As of Dec. 31, 2023


William “Billy” Simpson ’79, Feb. 1, 2023

Tucker Street alumna Elizabeth “Sis” Sprague Cheshire ’40, April 14, 2023

Angie DeMent ’81, Sept. 4, 2023

Sally Cottle Arnold ’74, Oct. 7, 2023


Kathleen “Kathy” McGowan, 80, passed away on Jan. 9, 2023. She taught in the Upper School at Ravenscroft 2008-2012.

Elaine Cottrell Motley, 85, died on Feb. 10, 2023. She taught in the Middle School Language Arts Department at Ravenscroft in the 1970s and 1980s.

Retired Upper School Director Joe Beasley, 93, died on Feb. 11, 2023. He served at Ravenscroft from 1980 until 1990.

Evelyn Stevens, 90, passed away on May 31, 2023. She served Ravenscroft as the Lower School library assistant for 38 years.

Former Director of Ethics and Leadership Development in the Upper School and Leadership Team member John Dover, 74, died on June 24, 2023. 

Longtime Ravenscroft Kindergarten teacher Carol Smith, 76, passed away on Nov. 18, 2023. Smith worked in the Lower School from 1989 until her retirement in 2012.

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam: V. Watson “Doc” Pugh ’38

A Tucker Street alumnus and the father of four Ravens, he served for many years as the school physician and with his wife, Frances Pugh, was a committed supporter of the institution and its students.