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Isabel Beckwith Goode ’41

Isabel Beckwith Goode ’41, March 3, 2008, at home in Jacksonville, Oregon. Isabel entered Reed as a transfer student from Smith College, and received a BA from Reed in economics. For the next three years, she worked for the office for emergency management and other federal offices, in Washington, D.C. During World War II, she worked for the United Nations in D.C., New York, Germany, and London. In 1948, she married Paul J. Goode; they had six children, and she devoted her life to her husband and children. The family lived in Oregon, California, and New Jersey, and Isabel enjoyed gardening, bridge, hiking, travel, and recreation experiences at the Metolius River. In 2003, she was interviewed for the Reed Oral History Project by Trish Styer ’83. Survivors include three daughters and two sons, five grandchildren, and two sisters. Her husband and one son predeceased her.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2008

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