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Sarah E. Holloway Evans ’31

Sarah E. Holloway Evans ’31, December 7, 2009, at home in Portland, following a brief illness. Sally's father encouraged her to attend Reed because he had studied with Reed biology professor L.E. Griffin [1920–45] at Missouri College. “He was very anxious to have me take a course from Dr. Griffin,” she told Lucy Palm Smith ’48 in an oral history interview. Sally spent two years at Reed, and completed a BA at the University of Oregon. In her senior year of college, she met Walter H. Evans Jr.; they were married for 44 years. Sally's first job was in a Portland medical laboratory that paid $10 a month. “I was grateful for my one year of biology at Reed, because it was the only science I ever took in college.” Sally and Walter had two daughters and a son. She was active in volunteer work and won the David E. Abrams Award for Philanthropic Leadership from the Emanuel Medical Foundation in 1992.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2010

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