The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 5, 2002


Jenny Kirkland Long-time Carlisle resident

Jenny Kirkland, born Jenny Ohs, a Carlisle resident since early childhood, died on March 4, after a full and vibrant life lived with great courage and grace even as she fought cancer.

She grew up on Fiske, then Curve, Streets in houses on the land her father and mother, Daniel and Frida Ohs, bought after coming from Sweden to settle in the United States. Since 1968 Jenny lived in the house she built down the street from her parents' home. She relished family life there with her husband Stephen Kirkland, whom she married in 1981, and her children, Marc Woodworth, Lori and Josey Kirkland. Her children and their friends remember her as a great companion and unrivalled enthusiast, fully engaged in and willing to give her great energy to them ­ a devotion that occupied her for a span of unparalleled mothering (her oldest child is 39, her youngest, 15).

Though "retired" for many years, Jenny worked as an accountant, realtor, business manager, and town dispatcher for Carlisle ­ for some time she covered for Esther and Waldo Wilson when the police and fire departments were in their Concord Street house.

Jenny enjoyed Carlisle, especially its woods, fields, and the Cranberry Bog, just down the street, where she walked regularly for much of her life. She also loved to work in her gardens in the growing seasons and feed the many birds that thronged to her feeders through the cold months. She spent most summers on Bustins Island in Maine.

An active member of Grace Chapel in Lexington, Jenny was a much-valued member of Mom to Mom, a group of women who support mothers and families through the church.

Jenny will be much missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, children, sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Edward Lewis of Carlisle, and sisters, Sonja Josephson of North Easton and Elizabeth Johnson of Mashpee. Her brother, Harry Ohs, is deceased.

Hwashing Cheng to wed Sam Heyworth

Gordon and Yishan Cheng of Stony Gate are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hwashing Cheng, to Sam Heyworth, son of James and Christine Heyworth of Riverside, Connecticut.

The bride-to-be is a 1996 graduate of Bates College and is now the manager of development programs at FleetBoston Celebrity Series, a performing arts organization in Boston. Sam is a 1996 graduate of Yale University and is now a project manager in the e-business division of Fidelity Investments. The couple met while attending Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. Hwashing is also a graduate of the Carlisle Public School, class of 1988.

The couple will be married on June 22, in Cambridge.

· The following Carlisle students have been named to the Fenn School second-term honor roll:
Jack Carroll
Peter J. Carroll
Hugh Doyle
Nicholas J. Foley
Tudor F. Foote
Alexander Green
Jess Petrie
Samuel R. Petrie
R. Elliot Stephenson
Theodore Swift

· Senior partner Karen Green of Hartwell Road, a partner in the Boston law firm of Hale and Dorr, has been appointed chair of the litigation department. She and senior partner Jennifer Snyder of the private client department are the first two female department chairs in the firm's history. Hale and Dorr's litigation department is the largest in New England.

·Billy Glazier of Carlisle Asset Management was honored by the Small Cap Bank Association for winning this past year's small cap bank stock contest. Billy resides on Kimball Road with his wife, Karen, and two Chesapeake Bay Retrievers Mattie and Barnie.

·Trisha Lamb of Indian Hill Road reminds townspeople to return the rubber bands that are used to deliver the mail to the Carlisle Post Office for reuse. These rubber bands may go directly to the post office or be left in plastic bags in the mailbox for mail carriers to return.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito