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Isabel F. Mayhew ’22

Isabel F. Mayhew ’22, February 9, 2001, in Seattle, Washington. Isabel attended Reed for three years, after which she taught elementary school for 11 years. She worked on a W.P.A. project for five years, and for six years headed an indexing project for the Quartermaster General in Washington, D.C. She also worked as a librarian at the University of Washington for 23 years. Several years before retirement in 1970, Isabel discovered a calling to be a biologist "along the lines of Konrad Lorenz, Niko Tinbergen, and Sally Carrighar." At the time of her 50th-year class reunion, she remarked that her adult years had been truly enjoyable, adding: "Though I can bring very little 'in strength of maturity,’ I am grateful to Reed College for a philosophy that has sustained me in health and happiness."

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2004

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