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Margaret Hickey Ryan ’35

Margaret Hickey Ryan ’35, October 8, 1999, in Salem, Oregon, where she had lived since 1987. She married Lloyd Ryan ’33 two weeks following her graduation from Reed. After living in Oregon for several years, they moved to Chicago, where her husband worked for Bell and Howell. For most of her life, she was a homemaker, raising three children and helping her husband with his work. In 1948, they moved to Switzerland for two years. They later lived in Arlington, Virginia, and Syracuse, New York, before returning to live in Chicago in 1965. There she served on the board of directors of the McKinley Community Service Center, which was involved in educating and training handicapped children. After her husband sudden death in 1967, she moved to Vancouver, Washington, to live near a daughter. She obtained a job with Head Start as a parent involvement guide and later worked for Clark County Health and Welfare. She also worked in a high school reading program and an adult night school. She traveled in Japan, Europe, Central America, Australia, and many other places in her later life. Survivors include two daughters, a son, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2000

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