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Mary Withycombe ’34

Mary Withycombe ’34, September 24, 2000, in Portland. She had a lifelong career as a secondary school teacher in Oregon. After graduating from Reed, she taught for two years in Tillamook County, then took a job at Commerce High School (now Cleveland) in Portland. While there, she was a teacher, counselor, and coordinator of Portland’s first gifted student program. During this time, she studied toward a master’s degree from Oregon State College, graduating in 1942. In 1955, she moved into school administration as vice principal of Washington High School. She retired in 1976. She was vice president of the Reed Alumni Association, president of Portland High School Vice Principals Association, and a member of First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include several cousins.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2001

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