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Eleanor Eastman Finzer ’28

Eleanor Cordelia Eastman Finzer ’28, May 25, 2002, in Portland. Eleanor attended Reed for three years before transferring to the University of Oregon and earning a BS in mathematics in 1928. After six months of teaching high school math, she wrote, "married life must be easier." In 1929 she married Edward M. Finzer, and lived in Seattle where he had an office equipment store until 1936, at which time they moved to Portland and opened the W.E. Finzer Company. That same year they moved into a house across from Reed, where they lived for decades and raised two daughters. Eleanor worked as treasurer of the family business, and stated that she walked regularly through the college campus with her children and four grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2003

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