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Nancy McCourt Steichen ’52

Nancy McCourt Steichen ’52, of ovarian cancer, August 19, 2000, in Milwaukie, Oregon, where she had lived since 1996. She attended Reed for two years and then transferred to Stanford, earning a BA in 1952. She married Everett Steichen ’52 that same year, and while he was in graduate school she worked for the Washington State welfare department and later for a private mental hospital. Nancy and Everett had four children; she was primarily a homemaker while they were growing up. The family lived in Washington, New York, Washington, D.C., and the San Francisco Bay area. When her husband suffered a stroke in 1989, she took a part-time job as a volunteer coordinator for seniors. She later worked as a program coordinator for seniors and the disabled with the Center for Independence of the Disabled in Belmont, California. Her husband died in 1993, and in 1996 she relocated to Milwaukie. Survivors include three daughters, a son, a brother, and five grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2001

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