Summer 2013

Alta Estabrook Yelle ’41, April 26, 2013, in Cambridge, Mass., at 93. Her first teaching position was in a one-room schoolhouse in Maine during the summer of 1940. She pursued a career as a high school English teacher and earned her master’s in education from Boston University in 1953. After her daughter was born, in the 1960s, she retired from teaching and started working at the Wheaton College library, retiring in 1986. She had a cheerful demeanor and was devoted to her family. Predeceased by her husband, Henri, she is survived by her daughter, Henrietta “Hank” Yelle ’86, her son-in-law, Christopher Engstrom ’86, and a grandson.