Stuart “Chip” Chambers

October 9, 1946 ~ February 3, 2021 It is our sad duty to report the death of sitting Massachusetts Department Commander Stuart“Chip” Chambers on 3 February 2021. Brother Chambers is the first Department Commander inrecent memory to pass away while actively performing the duties and responsibilities of his office.As such, it is fitting we mark this somber…

Lucille “Peaches” Streeter

It is our sad duty to report the death of Woman’s Relief Corps Past National President Lucille “Peaches” Streeter on 16 January 2021. PNP Streeter served as the WRC National President in 2018 during which she championed the conservation of an Indiana Civil War regimental battle flag in the GAR Memorial Museum in Springfield, Illinois….

Helen Viola Jackson

America’s last known Civil War widow has died at age 101. It is our sad duty to report the death of Helen Viola Jackson, the last documented widow of a Civil War soldier, on 16 December 2020, at the age of 101 years. She had been a resident of Webco Manor Nursing Home in Marshfield,…

Ronald Smith

February 22, 1948 – October 28, 2020 Brother Smith of Sangerville joined Chaplin Camp #3 in 2012 and served as Camp CW Memorials Officer for several years. He transferred to Col. C.S. Douty Camp #11 as a Charter Member at the beginning of this year. Ron was proud of his family’s patriotic and military history and served…

Lewis Austin Beal, Sr.

Lewis Austin Beal Sr., 82, of Bradley went to be with his heavenly father on September 02, 2020 surrounded by his family at his home. He was born on November 21, 1937 on Beals Island, Maine where he grew up, graduated from Beals High School in 1956 and later in life graduated Summa Cum Laude…

Richard Orr

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Past-Commander-in-Chief Richard Orr this afternoon, August 2, 2020. PCinC Orr was a powerful force in the leadership of this National Organization and in his home Department of Pennsylvania for decades. His accomplishments are myriad, and his influence, immeasurable. Richard Orr’s presence will be sorely…

Irene Triplett

It our sad duty to report the death of Real Daughter Irene Triplett, on May 31, 2020 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina at the age of 90. Sister Triplett was the last federally pensioned dependent of a Civil War veteran. Her father, Pvt. Mose Triplett, served in both the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil…

Ora R. Moitoso

It is our sad duty to announce the passing of Past National President of the Auxiliary to the SUVCW, Sister Ora Moitoso who passed away on 14 May 2020. Sr. Moitoso served as National President ASUVCW in 1990-1991. From East Providence, she was a member of the Department of Rhode Island ASUVCW. Our thoughts and…