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Marian Gage Abrecht ’44

Marian Gage Abrecht ’44, March 29, 2007, in Santa Barbara, California. Marian attended Reed for one year, earning a BA in history from Whittier College in 1948. She later earned a secondary teaching credential, was a substitute teacher for Anaheim High School, and worked for the city of Anaheim public library for eight years. She retired in 1978. That same year, she received an MA from Chapman College in counseling psychology, and was a psychiatric technician at Atascadero State Hospital. Marian was active in retirement with Hospice of San Luis Obispo County, visiting, counseling, and supporting seniors, and the acutely ill. She was also a tour guide for Hearst Castle, San Simeon. In 1989, she noted: “I have great respect for scholarship, assuming personal responsibility, and time management, which are attributable to Reed.” She married James W. Abrecht in 1945, who died in 1995. Survivors include her two sons.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2007

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