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Marianne Axtell Jamieson ’38

Marianne Axtell Jamieson ’38, October 13, 2002, at her home in Condon, Oregon. Following her graduation with a bachelor’s degree in history from Reed, which she considered a "rare and treasured educational experience," Marianne taught school at Ophir and Baker City, Oregon. She married Ian B. Jamieson in 1943 and they raised a family of five, a daughter and four sons, in Condon. For the family business, Jamieson & Marshall Plumbing and Heating, Marianne was a bookkeeper and self-proclaimed "Girl Friday." Her volunteer work in the community included the American Red Cross, the Community Guild, the Condon Library board, Friends of the Gilliam County Library, long-range use planning for the city of Condon, and a grade school reading program. She and her family annually hosted a gathering of Scottish clans on the Fourth of July, and Marianne and Scotty were named grand marshalls in the 1996 Condon City Independence Day parade, to honor their more than 50 years of community service. She is survived by her children and 10 grandchildren. Her husband died in 1998.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2003

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