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Lois Hills Yandon to celebrate 80th birthday

NORTH CREEK On Sunday, July 20, Lois Hills Yandon will be celebrating her 80th birthday with friends, family and community. An Open House reception will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the home of Judy Yandon Stafford and John Stafford, 191 Main Street, in North Creek. Born June 27, 1928, to Russell Hills and Gladys (Armstrong) Hills, Lois is a lifetime resident of the Town of Johnsburg. Graduating Valedictorian from North Creek High School, class of 1946, Mrs. Yandon continued her education and graduated from Albany State Teachers College. Her teaching career took her from Pottersville Central School teaching Jr. High Social Studies to substitute teaching at Johnsburg Central School to Minerva Central School, where after teaching 25 years of Mathematics to grades 7-12 Mrs. Yandon retired in 1988 Lois Hills married Jim Yandon on June 30, 1951. Together, the couple raised five children: Rusty, Judy, Chuck, David and Barbie (now deceased). With her husband Jim, Lois pioneered Johnsburg Central Schools Dollars for Scholars which is still going strong today. Mrs. Yandon served on the JCS School Board from 1980 to 1990. Still a North Creek resident, Yandon headed up Johnsburg Pride for 12 years, is an avid golfer and plays every week on Green Mansions Ladies League. She is presently active on the boards of Tannery Pond Community Center and Johnsburg Library. After her marriage to Jim, Lois became a lifelong communicant of St. James Roman Catholic Church, North Creek, and in 2006 received the Adirondack Girl Scout Council award for Women of Distinction. Now that 80 is the new 70, Yandon is still currently active in American Legion Auxiliary Post 629, Johnsburg Art Class, Johnsburg Historical Society, Bridge Club and Mary Kay Cosmetics Consultant. With all that she has accomplished and still active in, Mrs. Yandon keeps up to date with everything her nine grandchildren are doing and involved in. To help Lois celebrate this special day, family members will be attending near and far: sister-in-law, Tudy Yandon Severance of North Creek; Richard and Rose Hills will be attending from Syracuse; Donald and Vivian Hills will be arriving from Torrington, Wyoming; and Joyce Meng will be flying in from Ft. Morgan, Colorado. Lois Hills Yandon and her family extend an open invitation to community neighbors and friends to join her in celebrating this 80th milestone. Mrs. Yandon asks that there be no gifts, but being ever dedicated to education, Lois asks that donations may be made to Johnsburg Central Schools Dollars for Scholars.

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