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Helen Hays Edgar Moore ’35

Helen Edgar Moore ’35, October 21, 1996, in Sun City, Arizona. Helen taught school in Vancouver, Washington, for a year after graduation and then married Cullen Moore ’36. They moved to Chicago for several years and started a family, then moved to Boston, where Cullen pursued a master’s degree. During this period, Helen was a homemaker and took part in church and school activities. They later moved to New Jersey and she returned to teaching in the public schools. In the 1950s they moved again and settled in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she continued to teach. She was active in the Scottsdale National Indian Arts Council, the Scottsdale Library Board, and the education and ecology department of the Phoenix Zoo. She also took graduate courses at Arizona State University. Helen and Cullen retired to Sun City, where they were involved a variety of community activities, and traveled both within and outside the U.S. They were also active in organizing Reed alumni events in the Phoenix area. In addition to Cullen, Helen is survived by four children and several grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 1997

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