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Posted: 8/17/08

Mary Emans Passed Away

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. - Mary Romaine Wickes Emans, 90, died on August 8, 2008, after a brief illness.


Mrs. Emans was born on August 16, 1917, in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Romaine (Bramwell) and Howard C. Wickes. She grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. After earning her B.A. and master's degrees at the University of Michigan, she worked for American Airlines and military intelligence in the War Department in Washington, D.C. She wed John Emans in December 1942 and they were active members of the communities of Schenectady and Burnt Hills, New York; Randolph, Barnard and Woodstock, Vermont; Paradise Valley and Scottsdale, Arizona; and, most recently, RiverMead in Peterborough, New Hampshire.


Mary was active as a district director of the Junior League and also in the garden club in the Albany area. An avid and accomplished golfer, she held 12 club championship titles in Arizona, Vermont and New Hampshire. She enjoyed team golf in New England and was the chairman of the Tri-State Women's Golf Association for 12 years. The Episcopal Church also was an important part of her life.


She is survived by her husband, John of Peterborough; son John of Weston, Massachusetts; daughter Carole Fredericks of Jacksonville, Florida; granddaughter Kate Emans Sims of Cambridge and Amherst, Massachusetts; and grandson Matthew Emans of Boston, Massachusetts.


A memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Dublin, New Hampshire, at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 16, 2008. A reception will follow in the Courtyard at RiverMead, Peterborough, New Hampshire. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's honor may be made to RiverMead.


Jellison Funeral Home, Peterborough, New Hampshire, is assisting with the arrangements.