Carol Wiegand

Daughter Cynthia Fyfe, Carol Wiegand Reeves, son Jeffrey Reeves
grandchildren from daughter: Alex, Ian and Aidan.

Carol Wiegand Reeves
37 Lakewood Drive
Denville, NJ 07834

As planned after graduation I attended Englewood Hospital's School of Nursing and acquired my registered nurse license. I applied at Englewood Hospital for my first job in Labor and Delivery and got it. I was off and running. I met Richard, we married and were blessed with two children, Cynthia and Jeffrey. Eventually we bought our home in Denville. However, after 11 years, Richard and I went our separate ways.

While working at Montclair Academy as the school nurse, I attended college. In 1976 I graduated with a BA degree with a teaching certificate and a School Nurse Certification.  In 1983, I became a Certified Practical Nurse instructor. I taught at Morris County VoTec for 12 yrs. with two great teachers and a wonderful director. It was a blast!

Eight years ago my school nurse certification paid off. I was hired by ECLC of NJ, Chatham campus as the school nurse. Our 238 students ages 7-21 yrs. have severe learning disabilities. They attend our school from 51 school districts in northern New Jersey. I am also the immediate medical supervisor of two nurses on my campus and two nurses at our sister school campus in Hohokus. My colleagues honored me this past June by choosing me as the "Related Service Provider of the Year. I will represent our school at our ASAH state convention for the state award. Although I have loved every job I ever had, this is the best professional one. It's a new challenge every day. The students, parents and staff bring great joy to my life.

What else? I have traveled by plane, ship, boat, train, camper, bus, car or on foot to see many sites of the world. On one trip my sister June and I toured the Scandinavian countries and stayed awhile in Leksand, Sweden, where our mother grew up. Our aunts,uncles, cousins and friends provided an all out Swedish celebration.  A very memorable occasion.

Cynthia, a Cornell graduate, became a pastry chef and worked at Tavern on the Green and other NYC restaurants. Cynthia and her husband, Thomas Fyfe, an executive chef, sailed the seas of the world on smaller cruise ships providing the passengers and crew and sometimes me with scrumptious cuisine. On land they owned a 4 star restaurant in Florida before they were blessed with the births of their three boys, Ian, Alex and Aidan.Their ages are 11 yrs., 9 yrs., and 4 yrs. I was at Aidan's birth and had the privilege of cutting the cord. Awesome. Presently, Cynthia is an elementary school teacher and Thomas is a private chef. I have many wonderful reasons to visit them in Florida. The visits are the highlights of my life.

Jeffrey graduated from Drew University. He is an actor living in West LA, California. He has appeared in many television productions in NYC and California. He has performed extensively on stage, with his most recent performance earning him a LA Weekly Theater award. A thrill of my life was seeing him on the Big screen during the NY Independent Film Festival. It's always a fun filled adventure to visit with Jeff.

During my journey through life I've had the love of my family, friends,the wonderful people I've met along the way and God. I'm ready for the next part. 

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