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Subject: [US-OBITS] WINGATE, Winnifred C. (MOODY) Canterbury, NH 2001-08-08
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 20:58:09 -0400
8 August 2001
Winnifred C. Wingate
CONCORD — Winnifred C. Wingate, 86, died Aug. 4, 2001, in the Hospice House.
Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., she was the daughter of Chester and Mabel
(Cartland) Moody. She lived many years in Canterbury.
She graduated from Lincoln School, a Quaker secondary school in
Providence, R.I. She attended Swarthmore College and graduated from
Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Mass. She earned a master’s degree in
education from the University of New Hampshire.
Mrs. Wingate conducted a private counseling practice from her farm in
Canterbury until retiring several years ago. She is remembered by many
in the area for her dedication to her 250-year-old farm on Shaker Ridge,
her passion for organic farming, and the eggs she sold.
She was a charter member of the New Hampshire chapter of the Northeast
Organic Farmers Association. While she was chairman of the
organization’s board of directors, she worked to establish standards and
procedures that made New Hampshire the third state to achieve organic
farming certification by the Department of Agriculture.
Mrs. Wingate was active in both community and social justice
organizations. She was a member of Canterbury Citizens for Peace and
Justice. She served on both the Canterbury and Shaker Regional school
boards and participated in the town’s endeavor to convert the town dump
into a state-of-the-art recycling center. She participated in developing
a master plan for Canterbury, one of the first town master plans in the
Before the outbreak of World War II, she was a U.S. delegate to the
Young Friends World Conference in England. She helped find sponsors,
jobs and housing in New England for refugees from Europe during the war.
She was a member of and lecturer for the Concord Chapter of the League
of Women Voters.
Mrs. Wingate was director of Holton Arms Lower School, a private
secondary school for girls in Washington, D.C. She participated in the
growth and development of the Great Bay School and Training Center for
learning disabled students. She was a director of the school and was
recognized for her work at the school by Gov. King. She was a director
of the Merrimack Valley Adult Education Program.
She was a guidance counselor at Concord High School and developed the
Warehouse Workshop program for troubled high school students and high
school dropouts. During her tenure at Concord High School, she was an
advocate for pregnant high school students, taking their cause as far as
the state attorney general’s office. This resulted in a statewide
program allowing pregnant teens to continue attending regular classes
Family members include two daughters, Martha Mae Emerson of Sutton, and
Abigail Wingate of Kentfield, Calif.; a son, David Emerson of
Canterbury; four grandchildren; two sisters, Wilberta Hardy of
Lancaster, Pa., and Ethel Haller of Stanwood, Wash.; a brother, David
Moody of Remsen, N.Y.; nieces and nephews.