|Birth: ||May 15, 1926|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 2007|
Graveside Services for Aleen Hinkle McQuiddy, 80, who died Friday Feb.9, 2007, will be held at South Park Cemetery, Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m.
Father Bob Talley of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will officiate.
Aleen McQuiddy, the daughter of the late Rolla Roberts Hinkle and Marian Fell Hinkle and the granddaughter of a pioneer governor of New Mexico, James Fielding Hinkle, and Lillian Roberts Hinkle, was born May 15, 1926, in Roswell and graduated from Roswell High School in 1944. She received a BA from Goucher College in Baltimore, MD, in 1948 where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity for women.
She married Arthur Robert McQuiddy in May 1949 in Roswell. For 33 years prior to returning to Roswell in 1980, the McQuiddy family lived in Los Angeles, CA. Salt Lake City, Utah, New York City, NY; and Chicago IL. Active in community affairs in the various cities where she lived, Mrs. McQuiddy was a director of the hearing and speech foundation there.
In New York City she was elected to the board of directorsof the Goddard Riverside Community Center, the largest community center in New York City, and was chairman of the youth fundraising programs in that organization. She also served as director of the New York City Junior League, was assistant registrar of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of New York and was active at Spence School in Manhattan, attended by her two daughters, Marian and Amanda.
In Chicago Mrs. McQuiddy pursued a successful business career as a real estate broker in the community on the north Shore of Lake Michigan.
When she and her husband retired to Roswell, she worked to help found The Friends of the Library and the Home for Battered Adults, she had served as a dedicated member of the board of directors of The Chaves County Historical Society and was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and the Morning Garden Club.
Aleen McQuiddy was the founder of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the state of New Mexico and served two terms as its president.
Today, thanks to her dedication, that organization sponsors a growing permanent collection of historical artifacts in the Palace of the Governorsin Sante Fe.
She had served as state president of the Children of the American Revolution, was grand worthy advisor of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls in the State of New Mexico.
South Park Cemetery
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Jean Davis
Record added: Feb 11, 2007
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