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Kindergarten teacher Marilyn “Willy” Black served as mission director for an Apollo countdown at the Ray School in Hanover, N.H., on Feb. 1, 1971. Work crews consisted of about 30 preschool youngsters, who experienced a good lesson in teamwork — aside from the obvious fun. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Marilyn “Willy” Black, a former elementary school art teacher who was a major part of civic life in Hanover for more than two decades, died on Tuesday. She was 87. Click here to read the full news obituary by Valley News staff writer Rob Wolfe. The family obituary can also be read here.