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Flora C. Donohue of Castle Rock, Colo., who had held a world record in archery, died Tuesday (Nov. 26, 2002) after a long illness. She was 91.

Miss Donohue was born in Buffalo and was a longtime resident of Kenmore. She moved to Colorado a few years ago.

She graduated from what was then Buffalo State Teachers College, began her career in the Buffalo Public Schools as an elementary school clerk at School 8, and later taught seventh and eighth grades at School 6.

She was promoted to assistant principal at Schools 5 and 47, and later became principal of Schools 6, 4 and 34.

Miss Donohue set a world record in amateur archery in 1932 with a "perfect end" -- six out of six golds in the 120-yard clout shoot. She also held the men's and women's Canadian amateur archery record for flight.

After retirement, Miss Donohue became a world traveler, visiting every continent, including, at age 70, Antarctica.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Bowmansville.


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