Thursday, December 27, 2007

A Little About Eve

Eve was born an only child in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1947 and grew up in Lepanto, Arkansas. She attended colleges in Missouri and Texas before transferring to the University of South Carolina to be near her husband-to-be, Alan. She and Alan married in 1969 and lived in Memphis, where Eve received a masters in education from Memphis State University.

Alan and Eve moved to Charleston, South Carolina in 1971 following the death of his father. Eve taught English at St. Andrew's Parish High School, which Alan and Jennifer both attended, and also worked as the English coordinator of the Charleston County School district. Eve later taught at Charleston Southern University while pursuing her PhD from the University of South Carolina. Jennifer was born in 1978.

Eve was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 1991, and passed away in May 1994. At that time, she was an associate professor of education at the College of Charleston. She was also a member of the National Council of Teachers of English and a former president of the South Carolina Council of Teachers of English.

The spirit with which she fought cancer and embraced her life was admired by and greatly affected her friends, colleagues, and family.

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