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Ann Nelson Behrman MAT ’68

Ann Nelson Behrman MAT ’68, September 28, 2005, in Belvedere, California. Ann received a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College in 1954. She married classmate Richard Behrman; they had four children. The family lived in Portland while he completed a pediatric residency at OHSU, and she attended Reed, earning her master’s in teaching in English, while working at Lincoln High School and caring for her children. She taught in public and private schools for 20 years in five states, and retired in California. In retirement, she worked for the Stanford admission office, leaving that occupation in the early 1990s. She also worked as a San Francisco city guide, a mentor and college counselor for at-risk high school students, and a court appointed special advocate. She volunteered in numerous capacities for St. Stephen Church in Belvedere. Berhman credited Reed with enriching her professional path and mobilizing her as an activist; she, in turn, enriched the lives of thousands of students, and of her family and acquaintances. Survivors include her husband, three daughters, and son; eight grandchildren; and a sister and brother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2006

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