Emilie S. Welles (or "Goonie" as she was affectionately called by her grandchildren) passed away on March 14th in Concord, MA. Born on August 7th, 1933, Emilie was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Scott Welles and Edward Kenneth Welles. She grew up in Lake Forrest, IL with her three late brothers Ken, Scott, and David. She attended Vassar College and remained very involved in the College as a proud alumna and generous donor after graduating in 1955. Emilie is the beloved mother of Cameron E. Scott of Concord, MA, Mark L. Hofmann (Brandy) of Sedona AZ, David H. Hofmann of Wellington, FL, and Scott C. Hofmann of Essex, CT.
Emilie was extremely kind, loyal, and generous, but is perhaps best known for her infectious smile and sense of humor. She was a long-time yoga teacher as well as a passionate environmentalist and philanthropist. Emilie always had a special place in her heart for Desbarats, Canada, where she would spend her summers with family, and was well known for her skills as a sailor and on the tennis court. Desbarats was also a place where Emilie's keen eye and skill as a photographer flourished, and her breathtaking landscapes of the lake were always prominent in her homes and local galleries.
Emilie is also survived by her sister-in-law and widow of her brother, David, Georgia E. Welles, her cousin, James Welles, six grandchildren, one step grandson, and three great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her first husband Hans Hofmann, her second husband Erl Lagerholm, and her beloved dog Satchmo.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Emilie on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Concord Country Club, 246 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA, another service will be held this summer at Mink Island in Desbarats, Ontario, Canada.
In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to one of the following listed organizations or to one of your own choosing that you feel is meaningful:
The Kensington Conservancy, by phone at (705) 782-2200, by mail to 736 N. Western Avenue, PMB 346, Lake Forest, IL 60045, or on-line at http://www.kensingtonconservancy.org/donations.html.
Student Conservation Association, by phone at (888) 722-9675 ext. 1600, by mail to National Conservation Center, 689 River Road, Charlestown, NH 03603, or on-line at https://secure2.convio.net/scai/site/Donation2?df_id=12102&mfc_pref=T&12102.donation=form1.
Alzheimer's Association, by phone at (617) 868-06718, by mail to 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or on-line at https://act.alz.org/site/Donation2?df_id=32112&mfc_pref=T&32112.donation=form1&set.custom.wt=nov-b.