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Mary Frances Sophie Kuylaars Jones Pennington ’39

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, and raised in Portland, Mary earned a BA from Reed in biology, writing her thesis with Prof. L.E. Griffin [biology 1920-45] on the thyroid gland of lamprey larvae. After graduation, Mary worked for Prof. Griffin, making histology slides. She went on to earn an MA in bacteriology from the University of Oregon Medical School (OHSU) and was elected to Sigma Xi. She married fellow medical student Charles H. Jones, who became a physician in psychology. His career and war service with the army took them to locations throughout the United States. Mary worked as a bacteriologist and medical technologist in several hospitals and state and private clinics. She volunteered with the medical auxiliary, the American Association of University Women, and Camp Fire. She was devoted to her children, enjoyed travel with Charles abroad and stateside, attended Elderhostel sessions, sewed, painted, and hosted wonderful events. Following Charles’ death, Mary married Lloyd D. Pennington ’39. Survivors include her three daughters, a son, 9 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Lloyd died in 2007.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2015

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