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Alice Hungerford Waggoner ’38

Alice Hungerford Waggoner ’38, April 27, 1995, in Portland. She attended Reed from 1934 to 1936 and then left when her husband, Deward Waggoner ’36, entered graduate school at the University of Michigan. After he graduated, they returned to Portland, and during the war she was employed by local government nursery schools. When she and her husband divorced, she went to New York City to study at the Parsons School of Design, and then returned again to Portland, where she worked as an interior decorator for Meier & Frank. She then took a job with Alda Jourden, a Portland portrait photographer. She became a professional photographer, joined the Oregon Camera Club, and occasionally exhibited her work at local art shows. After the death of her employer, she returned to working with young children, working in a cooperative preschool in Portland and for migrant children's programs during the summers. She took classes in early childhood education at Portland State University, and for nine years she operated her own kindergarten program in northeast Portland. In retirement, she continued to volunteer with the First Unitarian Fellowship's Sunday day care program. She is survived by her son, a daughter, two sisters, a brother, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 1995

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