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Emily Vesta Short Hunter ’28

Emily Vesta Short Hunter ’28, October 12, 2005, in Sioux City, Iowa. Emily Hunter attended Reed for a year, before transferring to Yankton College in Yankton, South Dakota. She taught school for a year in South Dakota, then moved to Sioux City, Iowa, and worked with her father in his newspaper and printing business. She also worked for the Des Moines Register as an opinion pollster, and did U.S. census work. Her marriage to Robert F. Hunter began in 1929, and ended with his death in 1980. Among her many community affiliations were the Girl Scouts, the local public radio station, and the Mayflower Congregational Church. Hunter is survived by her two daughters, nine grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. A daughter and grandson predeceased her.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2006

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