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In Memory

Chesley Hart - Class Of 1967

     JEB Stuart High School
Classes of 1961 - 2013

Deceased Classmate: Chesley Hart
Date Of Birth:
Date Deceased: 1966
Age at Death: 16
Cause of Death: Bone cancer
Classmate City: Falls Church
Classmate State: VA
Classmate Country: USA
Was a Veteran: No
Survived By:

Chesley passed away just a month or so before we graduated in 1966. I don't know why she isn't on the list, but I think she should be included so others will remember her... She was a dear, sweet person, beautiful inside and out and I think of her often. She never complained or let anyone know of her suffering, although she must have been in terrible pain for the last few years of her life... Please research and include her.

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07/05/15 09:24 AM #1    

Cynthia Strope (Esher) (1966)

Chesley (not Chelsey) was a dear, sweet, intelligent and beautiful girl who died at the age of 16 in 1966 but she was a member of the class of 1967 to the best of my recollection.  She was on the yearbook staff.  We traveled to NY City in the fall of 1965 and she started feelling ill on that trip. She died in the spring of 1966 from Leukemia.  I was the editor of the yearbook and had to write her obituary before she died so that it would be in the yearbook.  It was the hardest thing I have ever done.  She did not live to see her own graduation.

01/27/17 12:54 PM #2    

Susan Swenholt (Crawford) (1967)

Chesley Hart was a close neighbor and a dear friend, especially during our junior year.  By that fall, I think she had already been diagnosed with cancer, but she never talked about it.  Her parents bought her a shiny red Camaro convertable, and she drove me to all the football games that fall.  We had such a great time--and then she was gone. What a great loss to all who loved her.  I still think of her and miss her and wish I had known how to be a better friend to her while she was here.  

01/28/17 03:29 PM #3    

Linda Blackmar (Thompson) (1967)

Chesley was a great friend of mine.  I got to know her through my boyfriend, Moon Mullins (if anyone remembers him). We spent many hours many hours at her house playing card games and listening to records.  She was the sweetest and bravest person that I have ever met.  Never a harsh word did she ever speak about anyone.  I never think of high school years without remembering her death.  I am sure I am not alone in that sentiment.  She touched so many.

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