Teacher Ida Burphy Ajavon Dies

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The late Ida Burphy Ajavon

Longtime CWA Science Teacher

The death is announced of Mrs. Ida Burphy Ajavon, a teacher for decades at Monrovia’s College of West Africa (CWA), the school that trained most Liberian leaders. This sad event occurred on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the SOS Clinic on Tubman Boulevard. She was in her 87th year.

Mrs. Ajavon was the widow of Mr. Carlos Ajavon of the Department of Public Works and Utilities (now Ministry of Public Works). Both were graduates of Cuttington College and Divinity School (now Cuttington University), where she trained as a Science teacher.

Their marriage was blessed with two children, Mrs. Ruby Ajavon Harris and Carlos, Jr. Ruby followed her mother as a Science teacher at the J.J. Roberts Elementary and Junior High School, where she taught for many years, before she and few other colleagues opened their own school on Payne Avenue.

The mother, Ida, started teaching at the new school and remained there until her death. Her daughter Ruby, like husband, Carlos, Sr., unfortunately predeceased her. Mrs. Ida Ajavon was a devout member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, where she served for many years as a lay reader and chalicist (Communion wine server).

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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