In Memory

Rebecca S. Hayslip

Rebecca S. Hayslip

Rebecca Hayslip

January 25, 1888 - August 2, 1973

Miss Hayslip taught English at SPHS from 1923-1948


Rebecca S Hayslip passed away August 2, 1973. A school teacher in the South Pasadena schools for many years before retiring. Survived by sister Mrs Helen H Woodworth, one niece and three nephews.

Los Angeles Times, August 4, 1973

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07/18/10 10:39 PM #1    

Rodney Weldon (1947)

 Miss Hayslip was a marvelous teacher for me. She gained my respect early on and I did my best work in English in her class.

When I got to talking out of turn, sitting in the back of the room, she told me I was not getting the education I needed and also disturbing the class. She offered to transfer me out if I didn't want to pay attention. I wanted to stay and we reached an agreement that I would change desks and sit in the front row and pay attention, or else I would leave. I stayed and was glad always for that.

She was a real person, not just a lecturer and task assigner. I am still grateful.

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