Ellwyn F. Hayslip

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Ellwyn Hayslip of Concord, N.H., died March 19, 2004, after a bout with cancer. He was 77.

Ellwyn was born May 15, 1926, in Flushing, Queens, N.Y., to Ellwyn Sr. and Minnie Hayslip.

Ellwyn was a radioman in the Navy at the end of World War II. He then moved to Burlington, Vt., to study art education at the University of Vermont. He continued his loyalty to the University of Vermont after graduating in 1950, recently serving as his class president.

He earned his master's degree at Columbia University, supervised the art program in Burlington Public Schools, and taught at Johnson State College in Vermont and at Kutztown State College in Pennsylvania.

In 1962, Ellwyn moved his family to the Plymouth, N.H., area to initiate the art education program at Plymouth State University. He taught in that program for 39 years. Ellwyn earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from Syracuse University and a degree in art therapy from the Herfordshire College of Art and Design in St. Albans, England.

Ellwyn also lived in Littleton, Lakeport and, since 1979, Concord, all in New Hampshire.

Ellwyn studied the American Southwest, and many of his paintings reflect his love of American Indian traditions. He held a great fondness for the Steamboat Ski Area and his many friends on the Steamboat Ski Patrol.

He worked with various community organizations, most notably the Central New Hampshire Artists. He was chairman of the education committee for the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. He also was a founder of the North Country Studio Arts Conference.

In retirement, Ellwyn enjoyed traveling, skiing, reading, gardening and playing with his grandsons.

Ellwyn was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Sheridan; and a brother, Robert Hayslip.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Josephine "Jo" Buck Hayslip; two sons, Ellwyn Jr. "Skip" and his wife, Sally, of Canterbury, N.H., and Steven Hayslip of Steamboat Springs; two grandsons, Ellwyn IV and Graham Hayslip; and Steven's close friend, Tracie Grant of Laconia.

A celebration of Ellwyn's life is May 22, 2004, in Concord. Memorial donations can be made in Ellwyn's name to a favorite charity or organization.

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