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Alice Conklin

Died: Sunday, May 21, 2006
Alice Wiedegreen Conklin of 16 Talmage Lane and a first grade teacher to many East Hampton locals between 1930 and 1962 died on Sunday morning.

Born in 1908 in Newark, New Jersey, Mrs. Conklin moved to Deposit, New York with her mother Anna Wiedegreen following the death of her father to the flu in 1918. She studied at Oneonta and received a teaching degree. Her first job was teaching first grade to 40 students when she was only 18 in upstate New York.

Mrs. Conklin moved to East Hampton in 1930 for a first-grade teaching position. She married Nathan Hedges Conlin in 1936 and had two children, Richard and Margaret, both of whom predeceased her.

Her love for teaching spanned nearly 20 years in the East Hampton School District. Many residents approached her in life to reminisce about their first-grade experiences with her.

Mrs. Conklin was an active member of local organizations including The Rebekah Lodge and The Ramblers, and she also taught Sunday school.

In later years, Mrs. Conklin enjoyed traveling the world and the company of her longtime friends Nancy Saskis, Mary and Dorothy Card, and her bridge partners Edith Parsons, Lucy Otto, Brownie Clark, and Grace Diamond.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law Diana Voorhees of Wainscott, two grandchildren, Deborah Geppert of East Hampton and Richard Hedges Conklin, Jr. of North Babylon, and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at Wainscott Cemetery.
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