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Elizabeth Daniels '41

Dear members of the Vassar community,

It is with great sadness that I write to let you know that Elizabeth A. Daniels, a member of the Vassar Class of 1941, professor emerita, and college historian emerita, died yesterday at the age of 93. For the last six months she had been residing in Gardensong, the memory care wing of Eastview at Middlebury, Vt. Betty moved to Vermont in 2012, after an association with Vassar College that spanned seven decades.

The Vassar family has lost a most remarkable member, and many of us, a dear friend and colleague.

If you would like to communicate with Betty's family, they have created a special email address, for messages and remembrances. There will be a celebration of her life this spring in Poughkeepsie, with details to come.

Catharine Hill

To learn more about Betty Daniel's life at Vassar, read a feature article in the Vassar Quarterly from Winter 2011, Alma Mater.

Posted Wednesday, January 29, 2014