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Alice V. Hanson Senter ’55

Alice V. Hanson Senter ’55, March 27, 2012, in Seattle, Washington. Alice was married to Vance E. Senter, a medical officer in the navy, who was at Reed for a semester in 1955–56 as part of the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project. Music was her passion, and she studied theory at Reed with Herb Gladstone [music 1946–80] and trombone performance with John Trudeau at Lewis & Clark. In addition to caring for her home and raising three sons and four daughters, she was manager for the Rainy Daze Jazz Band and performed trombone in the band, as well as in the Shoreline Community College Concert Band and the Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band—a senior dance orchestra. Vance played trumpet in the bands. Alice also was a published poet.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2013

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