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Althea Wolcott Keyes ’56

Althea Wolcott Keyes ’56, March 2, 2005, in Portland. Althea received a BA in psychology from Reed, and married David F. Keyes ’56 that same year. They had four children. In 1969, she received an MA in education and guidance from California State College at Northridge. She worked as an office assistant for DFK Associates, played the oboe in the Marylhurst Symphony, and was symphony librarian. At 65, she reported that Reed had given her a "thirst for knowledge that is still not sated." She studied medieval English literature and German at Portland State University. "I find joy in playing with ideas, and seeing how they connect. It is a Reed legacy." Survivors include her husband, three daughters and son, six grandchildren, and a brother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2005

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