EATON - Leslie Snow Féron, 90, of Snowville, N.H., widow of Louis Féron, died Feb. 11, 2017. The second daughter of Emily Royer and Leslie Whitmore Snow, Leslie was born Aug. 14, 1926, in Orange, N.J., and raised in South Orange, where she played the violin, danced, and painted as a child. After graduating from Kent Place School in Summit, N.J., in 1944, she majored in Fine Arts at Skidmore College and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1948. During her junior year at Skidmore, she won a scholarship to study with Martha Graham at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York City. She studied life drawing at the Arts Students League, etching an engraving with Stanley Hayter at Atelier 17, New York, and Materials and Tools of the Painter with Ralph Mayer at Columbia University. Between 1950 and 1963, Leslie Snow performed as a dancer on concert stage, on and off Broadway, with several companies, including the Martha Graham Dance Co. and Charles Weidman Dance Co., and as a mime with The Mime Theater of Etienne Decrous. She taught dance at the Bath Academy of Art in Wiltshire, England, and the American School in London. In 1962, she married Louis Féron (1901-1998), goldsmith, sculptor and jeweler. She left the theater and teaching to return to painting, and moved to Snowville, Eaton, the home of her ancestors, with her husband in 1967, where they lived and worked for the rest of their lives. She was president of the Ladies Circle and received a citation from the Town of Eaton for her work on the Master Plan and four years on the Eaton Planning Board. Leslie Snow has exhibited in New York, Maine and New Hampshire in invitational and juried shows. Her paintings have been shown at Skidmore College, Plymouth State College, The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, Hopkins Center, Hanover, and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Her drawings and painting are represented in private collections in Europe and the United States. Near the end of her husband's life, she started to write poetry. She published two chapbooks, ""Leslie Snow, Paintings & Drawings"" and ""Poems of Leslie Snow", and a book entitled ""A Voyage Remembered, With the Memoirs of Louis Féron."" She was a member of the Poetry Society of NH and The NH Writer's Project. She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Snow, of California, and several nieces and nephews and their families. . SERVICES: A family burial service will be held at a later date at Snowville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County or to The Memorial Hospital, both located in N. Conway, N.H., will be greatly appreciated. The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Ossipee, N.H., is assisting the family with the arrangements. To send your condolences, leave a short note and sign an online guest book, go to www.baker-gagnefuneralhomes.com.
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