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Staff Report
12:22 am CDT May 21, 2019

New Trier graduate Elizabeth S. Hinchliff died peacefully in her sleep at The Judson Manor in Cleveland on May 15. Hinchliff was born in Evanston and attended New Trier High School and Vassar College. Music was one of the great passions of her life, and she played the piano into her 90s. She was a founding volunteer for the Orlando Symphony Orchestra during the 1950s and 60s, writing concert notes among other activities. She taught many people to play the piano, and her face literally lit up joyfully when she attended concerts throughout her lifetime. The Judson houses several music students every semester who practice and perform recitals for the residents. One of Betty’s favorite things was listening to their music as the halls often resonate with the sounds of their rehearsals. Hinchliff promoted women’s rights, especially towards the end of her life, and ardently supported Emily’s List. She travelled all over the world, many times in pursuit of one of her other favorite activities, birdwatching. Prior to living in Cleveland, she was a long-time resident of Winter Park, Fla., where she attended the Congregational Church, and Washington, D.C., where she was a member of River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation. She was married to Arnold J. Wilson for 33 years until his death in 1974. In 1990, Hinchliff married James Hinchliff, a childhood friend, who pre-deceased her in 2009. She is survived by her stepson, William Hinchliff of Chicago, her son James Wilson and wife, Mimi Lord, of Cleveland, and son Peter Wilson and wife, Betty Wilson, of Washington, D.C., along with four grandchildren, one grand-daughter-in-law and two great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at the Lakeview Cemetery, Tiffany Chapel, at 11 a.m. on May 31.

Linda Lartaud

Linda Tiffany Lartaud, a New Trier graduate, died April 19 in Charleston, S.C. She was born on July 18, 1944, and grew up in Wilmette. 

After graduating from New Trier High School and Washington University, she moved to New York City, where she worked in human resources. While in New York she met her future husband, David Lartaud. They were married in July 1979 and moved to Westfield, N.J., where they lived for 30 years raising a family.

Linda worked at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield, N.J. She was the office manager for 16 years and was very active in the Westfield Presbyterian Church . 

After retiring, she and David moved to Mt Pleasant, S.C., where she enjoyed book group, PEO, traveling, and a fun group called Women Who Wine. 

Linda is survived by one son, Derek; her spouse, David; an older sister, Terry Sullivan of Vero Beach, Fla., and many dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Linda’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association SC Chapter, 901 Pine St. (lower level), Spartanburg, S.C. 29302. 

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