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Margaret Elizabeth Douhan MALS ’68

Margaret Elizabeth Douhan MALS ’68, June 2, 2007, in Port Townsend, Washington, from age-related causes. Micky received a BS from Oregon State College (University) in zoology and botany in 1940. She earned a second bachelor's degree in education from Portland State University in 1970. Douhan lived in Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon, before retiring in Washington in 1974. She taught in public schools, and at Oregon Technical Institute in Klamath Falls, where she was assistant professor in humanities. She also volunteered at the Portland Zoo Research Center, traveled, and enjoyed painting and working in fiber arts. Responding to an alumni survey in 1989, Micky noted that a course in comparative drama, given by Reed professor Seth Ulman [theatre 1959–73], was one of the greatest educational experiences of her life. “It enormously widened my appreciation of history, art, ethics, literature. It changed my life in many ways. All of the courses and their professors added richness. My only regret is that there was no time or opportunity for more of Reed.” In 1941, she married Wendell H. Stout; they had three sons, and later divorced. Survivors include a son. Two sons predeceased her.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2008

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