Isabel “Ish” Pedersen passed away Nov. 15, 2019. Born Aug. 17, 1928, she was born and raised in New Castle, Pennsylvania. She earned an A.B. from Smith College and an M.S. from the University of Bridgeport. She taught third grade for one year, then worked as a lower school librarian for several years.
Isabel’s volunteer activities included tutoring Manatee Technical Institute students and elementary school students, and serving as literacy tutor. She also was a Girl Scout leader. At Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York (where she met her late husband, Norman), she served on the board of trustees and founded their Committee to Preserve Antique Banners. She could give a detailed explanation of all that Chautauqua is and had been since 1886.
Ish’s hobbies included reading, swimming, biking and writing. She leaves one son, two daughters, six grandchildren and many Plymouth Harbor friends.