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Lee Bruce Menefee ’46

Lee Bruce Menefee II ’46 of Berkeley, California, an elementary and high school teacher, died on December 5, 1996, in Oakland, California, from complications of a long illness. He was 72 years old, a graduate of Reed and the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned an MA in education. Bruce taught at the Putney School in Vermont, the Peninsula School in Menlo Park, California, the Lake Forest Day School in Illinois, and the Berkeley Unified School District in Berkeley. He introduced and then produced several Shakespearean plays in the Berkeley elementary schools. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his two daughters, Wendy and Jennifer; and his son, Christopher, all of the Bay Area. He also leaves his brother, Towner M. Menefee of Vancouver, Washington, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 1997

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