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Rae Ager Uffelman ’37

Rae Ager Uffelman ’37, October 21, 2000, in Eugene, Oregon. Rae attended Reed for one year, and then did a year’s apprenticeship in laboratory technology at Good Samaritan Hospital, taking classes at the University of Oregon extension center. She received a medical technologist certificate in 1936 and worked as a medical technologist for the medical department of Portland General Electric Company until 1940. During World War II, she did relief work at Providence Hospital and the University of Oregon Medical School, and she worked in private physician offices until retiring in 1973. In 1937, she married Richard Uffelman, and they had five children. They moved to Bend, Oregon in 1979, and after his death in 1997, she moved to Eugene. Her outside interests included cooking and fishing, and she won prizes at the Oregon State Fair for her pies. Survivors include a daughter, Molly Uffleman Stafford ’66; three sons; 10 grandchildren, including Jason Stafford ’93; and three great-grandchildren. A son preceded her in death.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2001

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