At the end of September every year, Roedean remembers the Lawrence Sisters and all ORs and former staff we have lost throughout the previous year at our Founders' Day and Commemoration Service in the School Chapel. The last service was on Friday 27th September 2019. The 2020 Service will be delayed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and the new date posted as soon as it is confirmed.

Friends and family are invited to publish announcements on this page by emailing the Alumnae Office. Announcements will remain on the website until the person has been remembered at the service and friends and family will be invited to join us at the service. If you would like to attend to remember somebody named below, please email

If you wish to submit a full obituary for a future edition of The Roedeanian, please contact Harriet de Bene.


Roedean School regrets to announce the following deaths:

Victoria Fenton (No. 4, 2001-06) - Old Roedeanian

Sheila Garland (Higham, No. 3, 1940-45) - Old Roedeanian

Sue Tappin (1971 - 2000) - Former Staff

Lorie Alisbah (White, No. 2, 1954-57) - Old Roedeanian

John Hilton (1986 - 2001) - Former Staff

Penelope Bridgford (Worthington, No. 3, 1942-47) - Old Roedeanian

Margarette Benjamin (Obee, No.1, 1936-39) - Old Roedeanian

Jane Bellamy (Carr, No.1, 1965-69) - Old Roedeanian

Rosemary Usborne (Kenrick, No.2, 1937 - 41) - Old Roedeanian

Julia Theis (Mason, No.1, 1941 - 46) - Old Roedeanian

Elisabeth Scheybeler (Tunnard, No.2, 1959-66) - Old Roedeanian

Barbara Austin (Thompson, No. 1, 1943-48) - Old Roedeanian

Angela Barnardo (Marshall, No. 2, 1952-57) - Old Roedeanian

Deborah Wilson (Staples, No. 3, 1966-72) - Old Roedeanian

Lorna Gray (Dick, No. 1, 1944-48) - Old Roedeanian

Sheila Curtis (Mittell, No. 2, 1937-42) - Old Roedeanian

Margaret Keppie (Moyes, No. 2, 1967-70) - Former Staff

Pauline Gwilliam (Bradley, No. 2, 1952-56) - Old Roedeanian

Enid Oppenheim (Cohen, No. 4, 1940-44) - Old Roedeanian

Josephine Breyfogle (King, No. 1, 1953-55) - Old Roedeanian

Judy Hillman (No. 2, 1947-52) - Old Roedeanian

Ruth How (No. 1, 1943-47) - Old Roedeanian

Lord Renton of Mount Harry (1998-2005) - Former Chair of Council

Jumoke Koso-Thomas (No. 3, 1980-82) - Old Roedeanian 

Angela Highmore (No. 3, 1938 - 42) - Old Roedeanian

Elaine Beer (Donoghue, No. 1, 1942-49) - Old Roedeanian

Louise Morse (Stott, No. 1, 1962-68) - Old Roedeanian

Please click here to see a copy of the Order of Service from the service in September 2019.

The school is not responsible for the content of the announcements and cannot guarantee that all deaths will be recorded on this page.