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Nellie Veysey Taylor ’32

Nellie Veysey Taylor ’32, June 5, 2000, in Springfield, Oregon. She studied at the Graduate School of Social Work, University of Washington and was qualified as a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Her long career as a social worker began in 1934 when she became a family caseworker in Multnomah County, Oregon. After five years in that position, she was appointed as a social worker in the intake and certification department of the Works Progress Administration. She married Perry Taylor ’35 in 1936. She later worked as a caseworker in child welfare services for the state of Washington and as a social worker for the American Red Cross in Portland. She retired from social work in 1962. In retirement, she and Perry traveled and were involved in volunteer activities, including consulting for the gerontology department at the University of Oregon. She is survived by a son. Perry died in 1993.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2001

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