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Irma Doris Gevurtz Robbins ’41

Irma Doris Gevurtz Robbins ’41, November 26, 2010, in Nevada City, California. Irma's family established and operated the Gevurtz Furniture Company, a prominent Portland business. Irma studied at Reed for two years and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington. In 1942, she married Irvine Robbins, who, along with his brother-in-law, Burt Baskin, cofounded the Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Company. Irma and Irvine had three children and lived in the San Fernando Valley of California for 30 years, where she played golf and tennis and was active in several organizations and art museums. Survivors include two daughters; son John, author of Diet for a New America; five grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a brother. Irma and Barbara Hervin Schwab ’41 were lifelong friends. Irma's sisters, Jane Gevurtz Green ’44 and Suzanne Gevurtz Itkin ’48, and brother Burton Gevurtz ’50, also attended Reed.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2011

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