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INGA VOGLER ESTEY, TEACHER, TRAVELER

Inga Vogler Estey, a former teacher and longtime Buffalo-area resident, died Jan. 29, 2001, in Orlando, Fla., of complications from a stroke she suffered just three weeks after her 95th birthday.

She was born in 1906 in Vogler's Cove, Nova Scotia. Her childhood there received recognition in 1989 in Canada when students learning historical research published two books on her life using a diary she wrote when she was 10.

She attended Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, where she met her husband, Roy B. of Zealand, New Brunswick.

After graduating in 1925, she became a high school French, Latin and math teacher in the Boston, Mass., area. She also did graduate work at Harvard University.

In 1934, she and Estey married and settled in Buffalo, where he was an engineer with New York Telephone. He died in 1980.

A resident of Buffalo and Kenmore for 56 years, Mrs. Estey was a member of the Buffalo College Club, the Kenmore YWCA and the Women's Alliance of Unitarian Universalist Church.

As an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Buffalo, she traveled with other church members to Kalinin, Russia, to celebrate adopting the Soviet village as a "sister city."

She traveled widely, including to China, all countries in Western Europe, Morocco, the Canadian Northwest, the Maritime Provinces of Canada and Hawaii.

She moved to Orlando in 1990, where she took courses in the Life for Seniors program at the University of Central Florida.

In 1992, Mrs. Estey was inducted into the Acadia University Sports Hall of Fame.

Survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline Gergley of Orlando; a son, James R. of Providence, R.I.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave.

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