Suzanne Styers Boundy, Dental Hygiene ’60 and B.S. ’61 was judged a winner in the year-long Horticulture Tournament of the Bethlehem Pennsylvania Garden Club; she won second place over-all in the 150 member club. Her yard has been certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation since 2005 and as a Monarch Butterfly Waystation by the University of Kansas.
Daughter of the late William Herald and Eleanor Flaccus Garrison, Eleanor was preceded in death by her son, the late Francis Kelly.
Eleanor received her undergraduate degree from West Liberty University, making a career as a junior high home economics teacher for Ohio County Schools while continuing her own education, earning a masters degree from West Virginia University. Aside from being recognized throughout her career as an outstanding teacher and mentor, Eleanor also received many awards for her quilts. Upon reaching retirement, she continued sewing, served as a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Order of the Eastern Star and enjoyed visiting her family in Florida.
Eleanor is survived by her husband, Frank Bland Sr., son Frank, granddaughter Emily and sister Georgia.
Toni Jo Mason, Ph. D., passed away at age 74, Wednesday, April 17th, after an extended illness. Toni graduated from West Liberty State College in 1960, and went on to get her Master’s Degree in Guidance and Psychology in 1964. Toni won numerous awards including an Education Specialist Degree in Counselor Education and Psychology from the University of North Carolina. Her curriculum design became a part of the National Depository for Curriculum at North Carolina State College and was the basis for her receipt of an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Colorado. Toni went on and finished her doctorate in 1982, from Florida State University’s College of Education Doctoral Program in Educational Administration.
George Franklin Gundling passed awayDecember 25, 2012, at his home at age 82, surrounded by his family. Mr. Gundling graduated from West Liberty State College in 1960. After graduation Mr. Gundling had a career as a mathematics teach and football coach. Gundling coached for 20 years. Gundling in addition to coaching owned and operated his own store, Partyland, in Wellsburg for 45 years. Gundling is survived by his 6 children George, Diane, Mark, Becky, Lori, and Mike and their spouses. Gundling is also survived by his 20 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.