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 Viola Estelle “Betty” <I>Slaigle</I> Cuming

Viola Estelle “Betty” Slaigle Cuming

Birth
Brooklyn, Queens County, New York, USA
Death 28 Oct 2003 (aged 96)
Milford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Bremen, Lincoln County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 100644232 · View Source
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Viola Estelle "Betty" Cuming, 96, of Colburn Road, Temple, died Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at Harborside Health Care in Milford.
She was born June 1, 1907 in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of William and Estelle (Murray) Slaigle. Her formative years and education were in Brooklyn. Following high school she attended the Pratt Fashion Institute in Brooklyn.
In 1928 she married Harry Cuming and they lived in Nutley, NJ, where she raised and showed Champion Cocker Spaniels.
Later, Betty attended Rutgers University and earned an associates degree in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Cuming was one of the first kindergarten teachers in the country.
In 1948 she bought the Wendell Home in Saddle River, NJ where she owned and operated Shadyside Nursery School for 25 years.
Betty enjoyed sports, especially tennis and swimming. She loved to dance.
Family members include two daughters, Patricia Carstens of Greenville and Bessie Cuming of Temple; and two granddaughters, Barbara Thorngren and Victoria Mellon, both of Temple; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband in 1991 and a granddaughter, Caroll Lynn Trask of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, in 1996.
(Published in Peterborough Transcript, 30 Oct 2003)


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  • Created by: Samantha Kimball
  • Added: 13 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100644232
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Viola Estelle “Betty” Slaigle Cuming (1 Jun 1907–28 Oct 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100644232, citing Hillside Cemetery, Bremen, Lincoln County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Samantha Kimball (contributor 47983048) .