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Mary Durham McDonald ’38

Mary Durham McDonald ’38, August 16, 2002, in St. Helens, Oregon. Mary graduated from Reed with a degree in general literature. She married Walter McDonald in 1938. and his work as a professional horse trainer took the couple all over the United States, finally settling them on the Grand Oak Farm in Lafayette, Oregon. Mary retired from her work as caretaker of the Grand Oak Farm stables in 1993 and moved to St. Helens, where she was an active volunteer for the Oregon department of human resources until 2000. Survivors include three daughters, a son, 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1986.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2003

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