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Charlotte Cobb ’29

Charlotte Cobb ’29, October 22, 1995, in La Mesa, California, after a long illness. She received a BA from Reed in history, and had a lifelong career as a teacher of music, elementary school, and hospitalized children. After graduating from Reed, she spent two years teaching music and then studied music for two years at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio. She returned to Oregon to continue teaching, and in 1940 she decided to train as an elementary school teacher. Charlotte enrolled at Santa Barbara State College and obtained a California elementary teaching certificate. She taught for 30 years in San Diego, first in elementary classrooms and later as a tutor with Teachers of the Homebound and Hospitalized, a special program that tutored children in their homes or in hospitals. She retired from teaching in 1972. Survivors include several nephews, a niece, and numerous grandnephews and grandnieces. Her sister, Anna Zona Cobb Johnson ’34, died in 1987.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 1996

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