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Clayton native H. Rozelma (Wood) Wagner turns 95 years old on Feb. 20.
Known by family and friends as Nana, Mrs. Wagner was born on her familys farm in Clayton. She attended school a half-mile from her home and she graduated when she was 16.
She attended church at St. Marys Catholic Church, which was 5 miles from her home.
Mrs. Wagner, who now lives in Bristol, Va., developed a love of reading at an early age a hobby she continues. She reads up to five novels a week, according to great-granddaughter Carrie Cornett. She also subscribes to the Watertown Daily Times and enjoys knitting and crocheting.
Mrs. Wagner married Richard L. Snags Wagner in 1936. He died in 1997. She moved to Virginia in 2004, where she lives with her daughter, Carolyn Ward. She attends church every Sunday, bakes on a regular basis and enjoys family get togethers.
When asked about the most important thing she would like young people to know, she said, Enjoy your family. That was our life, with family. We always got together for every occasion.
She attributes her long life to hard work and good food.
Birthday wishes for Mrs. Wagner can be sent to Rozelma Wagner, 624 Navaho Trail, Bristol, Va., 24201.
The following north country residents recently were named to the deans list at their colleges or universities:
To receive deans list honors at Colgate University for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.3 or higher.
Hannah Kinney, senior, graduate of Chateaugay Central School
Bailey Graves, freshman, graduate of South Jefferson Central School, Adams
The College of St. Rose,
To receive deans list honors at the College of St. Rose for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
To receive deans list honors at Hartwick College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Dane Alexander, junior, mathematics and business administration, son of Donald and Karen Alexander, Fort Covington
Joseph Hull, freshman, undeclared, son of David and Laura Hull, Saranac Lake
Kyle Murray, sophomore, physics and music, son of Carolyn and John Murray, Saranac Lake
Justin Cyr, sophomore, psychology and philosophy, son of David and Rhonda Cyr, Watertown
To receive deans list honors at Keuka College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Shannon M. Elliott, daughter of Steven and Regina Elliott, Watertown, junior, occupational therapy
To receive deans list honors at Niagara University for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.
Kyle Dawes, junior
Bryan Robert Olson, senior
Dylan Scott Jareo, Niagara University, junior, graduate of LaFargeville Central School
Megan Alexandra Kemple, senior
Ashley M. DeMar, senior
Aubrey Kelley Kettrick, senior
Chelsea Opal Pyland, junior
Brittany L. Shannon, junior
Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, Pa.
To receive deans list honors at Pennsylvania State Park for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Katherine L. Gregory
Edgar D. Acosta
Shay E. Richards
Alexandra F. Lallier
Holly R. Hanley
To receive deans list honors at SUNY Oneonta for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.