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Leslie Gordon Smith ’77

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Leslie Gordon Smith ’77, October 23, 2007, in Boise, Idaho. Leslie came to Portland from Wellesley, Massachusetts, attended Reed in 1973-75, and received a bachelor's degree in biology from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. She moved to Alaska to study wildlife and became involved in the commercial fishing industry. She owned and operated her own fishing vessel, and lived in Kodiak for 25 years before moving to Boise for her daughters' education; the family continued to fish in Alaska during summers. Survivors include two daughters, her parents, a brother, and two sisters.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2009

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