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Hildegarde E. Schoeler Huestis ’45

Hildegarde E. Schoeler Huestis ’45, July 4, 2005, in Laguna Beach, California. Hildegarde entered Reed as a transfer student from Oregon State College (OSU), graduating with a BA in general literature. After graduation, and without the training or credentials required for a medical social worker, she was hired for such a position at the University of Oregon Medical School (OHSU). The coursework at Reed, and the humanities program in particular, was cited by her employer as adequate preparation for "all the problems in life (and people)." At the school, she met an aspiring physician, Gerald A. Huestis; the couple married and moved to New York for his medical residency. She invested her energy in their home in California and in their family of seven children, including Peter W. Huestis ’85.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2006

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