Harriett Cope Bebout
Birth date: March 30, 1940
Death date: March 17, 2012
Sent by:Gayle Duncan (email@example.com)
On: March 20th, 2012 at 2:04pm
I am beyond sad. Harriett, myself, and 2 other Clevelanders were "best buds" through most of our school days. Later in life we took mini vacations together, pictures from which I will bring with me to New Waterford. Even after she moved to Wisconsin, Harriett and I kept in touch several times a year. I wish she had told me she was ill so I could see her one more time. I will miss her dearly. Gayle Duncan
Sent by:Joseph Sackett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: March 20th, 2012 at 5:51pm
I had the incredible fortune to be her son and to learn from her all my life. She consistently modeled class, consideration of others, selflessness, strength and grit. Thanks mom for this and everything you gave me.
Sent by:Chris Kruger (email@example.com)
On: March 22nd, 2012 at 12:24pm
I've worked in the math education area at UW-Madison for 33+ years and knew your mother well when she was here. If you remember that far back, I stayed at your house in Oregon with you when she had to go away for a few days. I remember her great sense of humor and her laugh. I wish I had been able to see her again.
Sent by:Mary Louise Gomez (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: March 22nd, 2012 at 10:54pm
Harriett and I were good friends in graduate school and enjoyed many smiles and shared confidences.
I was impressed by how she always was able to negotiate her family responsibilities, doctoral studies, and friendships. She always placed her children and what they needed first. However, she generously gave her time and attention to her friends and for that, I always will be grateful. We were Delta Delta Delta sorority sisters at different universities and in different years, but this is a precious memory. I hold Harriett in a special place in my heart. I trust that God will keep her in a special place.
Sent by:Linda Amspaugh Corson (email@example.com)
On: March 23rd, 2012 at 10:48am
I'm so sorry to hear about Harriet's passing. I was the chair of the search committee that hired her and so have known her for many years. She and I were on many of the same committees and often celebrated our birthdays together. She made vital contributions to our programs and the college. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Sent by:Amuna Yisrael (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: March 23rd, 2012 at 12:34pm
When Harriett retired a few years ago, an immediate void filled the Division of Teacher Education where she was a faculty member. She was always a fair person. She shared books, CD's, etc., with me and I appreciated everything that she stood for. She will truly be missed.
Sent by:Randy Nichols (email@example.com)
On: March 23rd, 2012 at 4:42pm
Polly, you and your mom used to let me sing Righteous Brothers songs with you as we drove along Avon Dr. Thank you. Harriett helped me to enjoy strawberry-picking and rings made of coal. Her deep intelligence and conscientiousness made everyone better. I appreciate her and miss her.
Sent by:Petra Piel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: March 26th, 2012 at 3:33am
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
George Bernard Shaw 1856 - 1950
Sent by:nathan and cynthia cope (email@example.com)
On: March 27th, 2012 at 1:43pm
Harriett was a truely wonderful person. A woman loving, full of grace, intelligent and humorous. The world is terribly less for her departure. Our thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends. We shall miss her immensely.