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Virginia Wells Ronner ’32

Virginia Wells Ronner ’32, September 26, 1995, in Salem, Oregon, where she had lived since 1992. After graduating from Reed with a degree in biology, Virginia completed two years of graduate work at Willamette University and then trained as a medical technician. She worked as a medical technician and assistant for 12 years. In 1946, she married Emil Ronner, and they purchased a grocery store in Gervais. They built a small home in Gervais and operated the store until their retirement in 1968. After retiring, they devoted time to their large vegetable garden and frequently gave away their produce to senior citizens in the area and Meals on Wheels. She was also active in the Gervais Garden Club and the Women’s Association of the Presbyterian Church. Her husband died in 1987, and in 1992 she moved to a retirement center in Salem. She is survived by her brother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 1996

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