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Betsy Ruggles Pomeroy ’46

Betsy Ruggles Pomeroy ’46, of cancer, September 19, 2000, in Ketchum, Idaho. She attended Reed for two years and later attended Pembroke College, Rhode Island, and the University of Washington, where she earned a BA in 1946. She married John Pomeroy that same year and they moved to Williams, California, where they purchased a ranch. For most of her life she was a homemaker, raising their four children and volunteering in the community. In 1962, they moved to Bainbridge Island, Washington, where she was involved in her children’s schools, the Arboretum Foundation, and the Sunset Club. They moved again in 1986, to Ketchum, where she volunteered with environmental causes. She was a member of the Idaho Conservation League, the Snake River Alliance, and the Community Library Association. She enjoyed camping, hunting, hiking, gardening, and organizing family gatherings. Survivors include her husband; two sons; two daughters; and three grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2001

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