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Joyce Eberhart Kavanagh ’50

Joyce Eberhart Kavanagh ’50, April 6, 2013, in Pasadena, California. Joyce studied at Reed for two years, leaving to marry Ralph W. Kavanagh ’50 and to begin raising their family of four daughters and one son. Ralph did graduate work and made a career teaching physics at Caltech. Joyce completed a BA in history from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1975, and then earned a teaching credential. She taught American history and ESL to adults and secondary school students for 20 years and served on the boards of the Democratic Women’s Club and the AAUW. Joyce helped launch the AAUW annual Girls’ Science Day for middle school students, now in its 15th year in Pasadena. Survivors include her daughters, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by Ralph and her son.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2013

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