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Doris Jane Cahill Litchford ’40

Doris Jane Cahill Litchford ’40, March 4, 2005, in Troy, New York. Doris earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Reed and did social work for two years in Portland before becoming a caseworker for Sperry Laboratory (U.S. Navy) during World War II. In 1942, she married George B. Litchford ’41; they had two children. In 1951, she received a masteris degree in education from SUNY at New Paltz. She taught kindergarten in the Cold Spring (New York) School District for four years; was a homemaker; and worked for George's engineering and consulting business, Litchford Electronics, assisting with secretarial and patent work. Doris had many artistic and literary interests, was an unpublished poet, and a certified literary volunteer. She also had a great love for animals. From her parents, she received a love of learning, and she enlarged on this gift throughout her life. Survivors include her husband, her son and daughter, and her sisters Ruth Cahill ’43 and Kathleen Cahill Dougall ’37.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2005

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